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Ibrox Stadium History
Ibrox Stadium is a football stadium and home to the Glasgow Rangers Football Club. It lies in the Ibrox district south to the river Clyde. The Stadium opened as “Ibrox Park” in 1899, however the main facade on its south side was built in 1928. With a capacity of 50,817 it is currently the 3rd largest football stadium in Scotland. With an attendence of more than 118.000 fans in January 1939 it holds the record of the largest crowd in a Stadium in Great Britain. After renocations in 1997 the ground was renamed “Ibrox Stadium”.
Bill Struth Main Stand
After Rangers won their first double a major redevelopment of the stadium was started and the new Main Stand on its south side, along the Edmiston Drive, was errected in 1928. Today it is called the Bill Struth Main Stand. It was designed by the architect Archibald Leitch and is a Category B listed building in Scotland. Simon Inglis described it as an “imposing red-brick facade, with its mock neo-classical arched, square and pedimented windows, exudes prestige and power.” He called it Leitch’s “greatest work”. The main stand seated 10,000 people and provided standing accommodation in an enclosure. In the early 1990s a Club Deck was created above the Main Stand and two Stairtowers lead to the Club Deck (third tier) stand at each end of the Main Stand, these are also framed in red-brick, but contrast with the main body of the stand.
Ibrox disaster memorial
At the right edge we see a little statue in front of the building, which commemorates the Ibrox disaster in 1971 as well as other fatal catastrophies at Ibrox Park. The disaster occured on 2 January 1971 at the end of an Old Firm Game (Rangers vs. Celtic), when 66 people were killed in a crush as supporters tried to leave the stadium and over 200 were injured. The statue represents then-captain John Greig and was unveiled in January 2001.
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