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Portman Road
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Full name Portman Road Stadium
Owners Ipswich Borough Council
Location Ipswich, Suffolk
Opened 1884
Expanded 2002
Tenants Ipswich Town
Capacity 30,311
Field dimensions 112 by 82 yards

Portman Road is an association football stadium in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. It has been the home ground of Ipswich Town F.C. since 1884. The stadium has also hosted a number of England youth international matches, and one senior England friendly international match, against Croatia in 2003. It has staged several other sporting events, including athletics meetings and international hockey matches.

The stadium underwent significant redevelopments in the early 2000s, which increased the capacity from 22,600 to a current figure of 30,311, making it the largest capacity football ground in East Anglia. Each of its four stands have since been converted to all-seater, following the recommendations of the Taylor Report. Also located at the ground are conference and banqueting facilities, the Sir Bobby Robson Suite, Legends Bar and a club store selling Ipswich Town merchandise.

History

The Stands

Sir Bobby Robson Stand

The Sir Bobby Robson Stand is the North Stand in Portman Road, and is named after Sir Bobby Robson, the Ipswich Town F.C. and England manager. Robson led the club to FA Cup and UEFA Champions League glory in 1978 and 1981, respectively.

Cobbold Stand

The Cobbold Stand is the stadium's east stand and is where the Away supporters sit as well as the home fans. A huge shirt seperates the two fans. The stand was named after the Cobbold family who founded the club. Executive seating and family seating is also available in this stand for home fans.

South Stand

The South Stand was recently renamed The Sir Alf Ramsey stand in memory of Alf Ramsey, who led England to win the World Cup in 1966. Ramsey led Ipswich to win the First Division.

Brittania Stand

The Brittania Stand is the west stand of the stadium consisting of both family and normal seating as well as seats in the Director's Box.

Ticket prices

Home Fans: Cobbold Stand £7.50+ for Juniors, £25+ for Adults South Stand: £10.50+ for Juniors, £25+ for Adults Brittania Stand: £7.50+ for Juniors, £25+ for Adults Lower Bobby Robson: Adults ONLY, £25 Upper Bobby Robson: £10.50 Juniors, £25+ for Adults

External links

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Ipswich Town Football Club

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