1. Ipswich Town FC, also known as "The Tractor Boys," is a professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. The club was founded in 1878 and has a rich history in English football.

2. Ipswich Town has enjoyed considerable success over the years. One of their greatest achievements came in the 1977-1978 season when they won the FA Cup, defeating Arsenal 1-0 in the final. They also won the UEFA Cup in the 1980-1981 season.

3. The club's home stadium is Portman Road, which has been their home ground since 1884. It has a seating capacity of around 30,000 and is known for its passionate atmosphere during matches.

4. Ipswich Town spent several seasons in the top tier of English football, the Premier League, from its inception in 1992 until 2002. During this period, the club achieved some notable finishes, including a fifth-place finish in the 2000-2001 season.

5. Ipswich's main rivals are Norwich City. The two sides first played each other in 1902 and it's known as the East Anglian derby.

Home of Ipswich Town FC

Opened 1884

Capacity 30,311

Rating: 4.4

(1711) Google Reviews

Really good place and have been many times! But is very very noisy so people who don’t like loud noises should probably bring ear defenders as they can help. But I enjoy it so much and the atmosphere is amazing! There is a bar for people who want a drink, they also have food, lots of seating, access for disabled and an astroturf outside of the stadium. They also have two mascots bluey and crazy! Go on you blues!!!
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I have nothing but love, admiration and respect for this great football club and its supporters. I watched the Championship match against Sunderland AFC and the atmosphere was electric from start to finish. The legroom on my seat wasn’t in abundance but I love the fact that the seats are slightly elevated so my knee was hitting against the back of the seat in front of me. Parking is available opposite the stadium 🏟️ but getting out of the car parks after the match is the greatest headache of all. I really love this place and I cannot recommend Ipswich Town FC high enough. I definitely would like to return.
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3 months ago
A great prem standard stadium friendly wellcoming stewards fantastic cup tie one to treasure!!
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2 months ago
Nice ground with a very large fan zone. Lots of food and drink options as well as activities for children
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a month ago
Great views of the pitch decent stadium concourses are quite small though
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a month ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Ipswich played their early matches at Broomhill Park,[4] but in 1884, the club moved to Portman Road and have played there ever since.[1] The ground was also used as a cricket pitch during the summer by the East Suffolk Cricket Club who had played there since 1855.[5] The cricket club had erected a pavilion, the first fixed building at the ground. More substantial elements of ground development did not begin for a further 11 years, though Ipswich became one of the first clubs to implement the use of goal nets in 1890.[1] At this time, Ipswich were an amateur side (the team became professional in 1936) and the first visit of a professional club came in 1892, when Preston North End played a Suffolk County Football Association team. This was followed six years later by a visit from Aston Villa, a game which was so popular that a temporary stand was erected in order to accommodate a crowd of around 5,000.[6] In 1901, a tobacco processing plant was built along the south edge of the ground by the Churchman brothers,[1] a name which would later become synonymous with the south stand located there.[7]

The first permanent stand, a wooden structure known affectionately as the "Chicken Run",
[8][9] was built on the Portman Road side of the ground in 1906.[6] This structure was sold in 1971 to the local speedway team, the Ipswich Witches, who installed it at Foxhall Stadium.[6] In 1914, the ground was commandeered by the British Army for use as a training camp for the duration of the First World War. Control of Portman Road was not returned to the club until two years after the end of the war and significant work was required to repair damage to the ground caused by heavy machinery.[6]

For a short period during the 1920s, Portman Road was host to a number of 
whippet races in an attempt to increase revenue,[6] and in 1928 a small stand was built on the west side of the ground. The football club turned professional in 1936 and the cricket club were forced to move out,[5] so work began on the first bank of terracing at the north end of the pitch. The following year, on the back of winning the Southern League, a similar terrace was built at the southern "Churchmans" end and 650 tip-up seats, bought from Arsenal, were installed.[6] Portman Road was home to Ipswich Town's first Football League match on 27 August 1938, a 4–2 victory against Southend United in Division Three (South) witnessed by more than 19,000 spectators.[10]

The Supporters' Association funded a number of improvements at Portman Road; in 1952, concrete terracing replaced the wooden terraces at the cost of £3,000 and another £3,000 was used to re-terrace the North Stand in 1954, bringing the capacity of the ground to approximately 29,000. In 1957, the association raised £30,500 towards the building of a new West Stand, increasing ground capacity to around 31,000. 
Floodlights were installed two years later; the result of £15,000 raised by the association.[1] The floodlights were switched on by club president Lady Blanche Cobbold for the first floodlit match at the ground, a friendly against Arsenal, in February 1960.[11][12]

Television cameras made their debut at Portman Road in 1962 as 
Anglia Television arrived for Match of the Week;[13] it was another six years before the BBC televised a match at the ground, Match of the Day visiting Portman Road for the first time in 1968 to witness Ipswich's league fixture against Birmingham City.[6] Meanwhile, ground development continued with roofing enhancements to the North Stand and an increase in capacity to 31,500 by 1963. Dressing rooms were constructed in 1965 and new turnstiles were introduced two years later, including a separate entrance for juveniles at the Churchmans end. In 1968 the club agreed to a new 99-year lease on the ground with owners Ipswich Borough Council.[6]

The two-tier propped cantilever Portman Stand was built along the east side of the ground in place of the existing terraces in 1971, providing 3,500 additional seats and increasing the capacity of the ground to approximately 37,000. Advertising appeared around the perimeter of the ground in the same year, while the following year saw the construction of the "Centre Spot" restaurant underneath the Portman Stand. Additional seating was added to the Portman Stand in 1974 and the ground saw its record attendance of 38,010 the following year in an 
FA Cup tie against Leeds United. Following success in the 1978 FA Cup, the club invested in 24 executive boxes in front of the Portman Stand and, as a result of the Safety of Sports Ground Act (1975), reduced the capacity in front by introducing seats, taking the overall capacity down to 34,600.[1][6]

Plastic seats replaced wooden benches in the West Stand in 1980 and in the following year, the club announced a deal with electronics company 
Pioneer Corporation with the stand expanded at a cost of around £1.3m, renamed as the Pioneer Stand and re-opened in 1983. However, the cost of building the stand meant the club had to sell players, and led to a decline in fortunes on the pitch.[14] Safety barriers were removed from the North Stand in 1989 following the Hillsborough disaster and following the recommendations of the Taylor Report, the terraces in both the North and South stands were also converted to all-seating. The Pioneer Stand was renamed as the Britannia Stand following a new sponsorship deal with the building society in 1999,[1][6] and in the following year a statue of Sir Alf Ramsey was unveiled at the corner of Portman Road and Sir Alf Ramsey Way.[15]

Success for Ipswich Town in promotion to the 
Premier League in 2000 led to further investment in the infrastructure, with the club spending around £22 million on redeveloping both the North and South stands.[1] The complete renovation of the South Stand into a two-tier stand added 4,000 seats to the stadium. The subsequent demolition and reconstruction of a two-tier North Stand added a further 4,000 seats and brought the total capacity of the ground to more than 30,000.[1] In 2001, local brewery Greene King took on the sponsorship of the updated South Stand and as such, the stand was renamed the Greene King stand until 2009, when the sponsorship deal ended and the name changed back to the original 'South Stand'.[16]

Following the death of former manager 
Bobby Robson in 2009, the club announced that the North Stand would be renamed as the Sir Bobby Robson Stand. The official unveiling took place at half time during the league match hosting Newcastle United, another of Robson's former clubs, on 26 September 2009.[17] On 31 March 2012, the South Stand was renamed the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand in memory of Sir Alf Ramsey who guided Ipswich Town to the Old First Division title. The season was the 50th anniversary of Ipswich Town winning the old First Division title.[18] On 10 July 2012, the Britannia Stand was renamed East of England Co-operative Stand following a sponsorship deal with the East of England Co-operative Society.[19]

Things to do in Ipswich.

Ipswich Museum.

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Bistro on the Quay.

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Very pleasant, warm environment. Seated right away. Good selection of wines, but limited beer on tap. Got a first try of "mad goose pale ale" and it was... Read More

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Great location - on the dock road, which is extremely quiet - and has a lovely view of Ipswich marina. The Bistro is an old, tastefull converted dock... Read More