NS5564 : The 1971 Ibrox Disaster Memorial

taken 3 years ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

The 1971 Ibrox Disaster Memorial
The 1971 Ibrox Disaster Memorial
At the east end of the Bill Struth Main Stand. Erected in 2001 "In memory of the 66 fans who tragically died at stairway 13 on 2nd January 1971". John Greig was captain of Rangers in the 1970s and was voted best ever Rangers players in a poll of fans.

The sculpture is by Andy Scott LinkExternal link .

The memorial has changed since I last photographed it 10 years ago NS5564 : 1971 Ibrox Stadium Disaster Memorial.

THE 66 WHO DIED:

Bryan Todd, Robert McAdam, Peter Wright, John Gardiner, Richard Bark, William Thomson Summerhill, George Adams, John Neill, James Trainer.

Richard Douglas Morrison, James Whyte Rae, David Douglas McGee, Robert Colquhoun Mulholland, David Ronald Paton, George McFarlane Irwin, Ian Frew, John Crawford, Brian Hutchison.

Duncan McIsaac McBrearty, Charles John Griffiths Livingstone, Adam Henderson, Richard McLeay, David Cummings Duff, David Fraser McPherson, Robert Lockerbie Rae, Robert Campbell Grant, John McNeil McLeay.

David Anderson, John Buchanan, John McInnes Semple, John Jeffrey, Robert Maxwell, Matthew Reid, Alexander McIntyre, Peter Gilchrist Farries, Thomas Melville.

John James McGovern, George Wilson, Robert Charles Cairns, Hugh McGregor Addie, James Yuille Mair, Margaret Oliver Ferguson, Robert Turner Carrigan, George Alexander Smith, Walter Robert Raeburn.

Andrew Jackson Lindsay, Charles Dougan, William Mason Philip, Russell Morgan, Peter Gordon Easton, George Crockett Findlay, Charles Stirling, Thomas Dickson, James Graham Gray.

Thomas McRobbie, Ian Scott Hunter, Nigel Patrick Pickup, Russell Malcolm, Alexander Paterson Orr, Thomas Walker Stirling, James William Sibbald, Frankie Dover, Walter Shields, Thomas Grant, William Duncan Shaw, Donald Robert Sutherland.
Ibrox Stadium

Ibrox Stadium on Edmiston Drive in south west Glasgow is the home of Rangers FC. The stadium has a capacity of 50, 817, making it the third largest football stadium in the city, after Celtic Park (60,832) and Hampden Park (51,866).

The original football ground opened in 1899 and was known as Ibrox Park. The ground has been the site of two major disasters since then. In 1902, 25 supporters died at a Scotland v England game when a wooden stand at the west end of the ground collapsed. In 1971, 66 Rangers supporters died at a game v Celtic as a result of severe crushing on the stairway at Exit 13. A memorial to this disaster stands at the east side of the ground at Edmiston Drive.

The ground was renamed Ibrox Stadium following completion of rebuilding and renovations in 1997. The main stand, known as the Bill Struth Stand, was retained during the rebuilding and is Category A Listed LinkExternal link .

The four grandstands at the stadium are named as follows; Bill Struth (south), Broomloan Road (west), Sandy Jardine (north) and Copland Road (east) Stands.

A crowd of 118,567 attended the Rangers V Celtic game in January 1939. This stands as a British record attendance for a league match, a record which is unlikely to be broken.

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Sunday, 1 April, 2018   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 April, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Memorial 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5559 6453 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.1367N 4:18.5040W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5559 6452
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