NS5564 : Ibrox Stadium from the air

taken 2 years ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

Ibrox Stadium from the air
Ibrox Stadium from the air
Home of Rangers FC.

The route of the former Princes Dock Joint Railway can be seen curving around the stadium, joining the existing main line from Glasgow to Paisley at the top left corner of the photo, where Helen Street gas works can also be seen.

The car park between the stadium and the gas works is the site of the former Albion greyhound racing track.
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.

Helen Street Gas Works

The works opened in 1949 and consisted of a single spiral guided gas holder and a boosting station. The works are located in a fairly small triangle of land between three railway lines, including the still active Glasgow to Paisley line. The other lines have been lifted and much of the surrounding land remains vacant and derelict at the time of writing in April 2018. It is not clear if the existing gas holder at the site is in use.

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Date Taken
Monday, 15 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  Air transport 
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Stadium 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 55 64 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.1189N 4:18.5893W
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