Ibrox Park Rangers FC - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
ibrox park main entrance.
Ibrox Park Rangers FC - FURTHER INFORMATION
Ibrox Park Rangers FC - Glasgow visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Ibrox Park Rangers FC' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Strathclyde.
Ibrox Park Stadium in Glasgow is home to Rangers Football Club. The first Ibrox Stadium opened here in the 1890's, ending Ranger's need to use various sites since forming in 1872. The first stadium had a capacity of 4500 and was made of wood.
The wooden Ibrox Stadium suffered disasters in 1902 when stands collapsed on the west terrace killing 25 and injuring 517 spectators. The terraces were enlarged and improved in 1929 and in 1939 Ibrox hosted a crowd of 118,567 to watch a match between Rangers and Celtic, the largest ever recorded for a league match in Britain.
Disaster struck again in with the death of 66 spectators in 1971 and plans were undertaken to radically transform the stadium. Memorial plaques to the 1971 disaster are on the wall outside the stadium underneath the John Greig MBE statue on the west corner.
The new, and current, Ibrox Park opened in the 1980's, becoming an all-seating stadium with a capacity of about 36,000. Further developments since then have raised capacity to about 51,000.
Ibrox Park Stadium
150 Edmiston Drive
Glasgow, Glasgow City G51 2
Phone: 0871 702 1972
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Edmiston Drive (121), Ibrox SPT Subway Station / Woodville Drive (89)
Ferry: Glasgow Science Centre North Quay
Train: Exhibition Centre (Glasgow) Rail Station
Tram: Ibrox SPT Subway Station
Underground: Ibrox SPT Subway Station