The third biggest football stadium in Scotland is the home of Glasgow Rangers football club, the club which has the most domestic honours in football. Rangers, although formed in 1873, were fairly nomadic in their formative years and it was not until the final days of 1899 that the club played their first match in what remains their current stadium.
Ibrox Stadium has witnessed a number of dark moments in its history but those fans who turn up on matchdays to cheer on their heroes can point out to years of success and triumph. Separate disasters in 1902 and 1971 led to Ibrox Stadium being one of the first modernised stadiums, long before the impact of the Taylor Report occurred in the 1990s. The impact of the second Ibrox Disaster is remembered to this day, with a statue outside the ground commemorating the 66 football fans who never returned home from the game.
Although the rest of Ibrox took on a modern feel, the Main Stand retains its traditional facade as it is a listed building, although a further tier, the Club Deck, was placed on top of the Stand. Innovations like closing the corners between the Broomloan, Govan and Copland stands have increased the capacity further although rumours of the club further extending the Stadium appear to be well wide of the mark.
The stadium is perfectly complimented with good transport links. The Ibrox Subway stop transports fans from the city centre and West-End of Glasgow in no time at all and the nearby M8 motorway ensures fans travelling by car and bus are well catered for too.
Tours of the stadium, covering the trophy room and the much vaunted Marble Staircase can be arranged online or purchased from the club store, operated by the sportswear manufacturer JJB.