Portman Road in Ipswich Suffolk – ITFC
Ipswich Town FC is a football club based at the Portman Road stadium in Ipswich IP1 2DA, Suffolk UK. The club was founded in 1878 and are also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town, or The Tractor Boys.
The stadium has been the home ground of Ipswich Town F.C. since 1884. The stadium has also hosted several other sporting events including athletics meetings and international hockey matches. The stadium has held also a number of music concerts. Also located at the ground are conference and banqueting facilities, a restaurant and the club store selling Ipswich Town merchandise.
The highest attendance recorded at Portman Road stadium is 38,010 for a match between Ipswich and Leeds United in the FA Cup on 8 March 1975. The record modern attendance for the all-seated stadium is 30,152, set on 21 December 2003 against local rivals Norwich City in Football League Division One.
The club’s widest victory margins in the league have been their 7–0 wins against Portsmouth FC in the Second Division in 1964, against Southampton in the First Division in 1974 and against West Bromwich Albion in the First Division in 1976. Their heaviest defeats in the league were 10–1 against Fulham FC in 1963 and 9–0 against Manchester United in 1995.
Club — Ipswich Town Football Club
Club Colours — Blue and White
Nickname Ipswich Town FC — Blues or The Tractor Boys
Founded — 1878
Stadium — Portman Road
Capacity — 30,311 seats
Opened — 1884
Address — Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA, United Kingdom
Website — www.itfc.co.uk
Location of Portman Road Stadium — the football ground is situated close to Ipswich town centre in England IP1 2DA, Suffolk UK.
The vibrant waterfront development is nearby, and the coast at Felixstowe is just 20 minutes drive away. The A12 and A14 roads can be reached in a 5 minute drive.
GPS Postcode — IP1 2DA
Nearest train station — the main rail station of the city is Ipswich Railway station, located on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street towards Norwich. The railroad station is a 5 minutes walk from the ground.
Ipswich railway hub has also frequent train connections with Felixstowe, Peterborough, Colchester, Cambridge and Harwich International (near Harwich cruise and ferry terminal).
Nearest Airport — the closest airports are London Stansted (check hotels) and Norwich International Airports. There is an express bus service (X5) which runs between Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station and Stansted Airport Coach Station every 2 hours, 24 hours a day.
It takes approx. 90 minutes. Norwich Airport can be reached in approx. 1-1.5 hours. You can take a local bus or a taxi to Norwich Railway Station and from there it’s about 40 minutes by train to Ipswich.