- Address: Portman Road, Ipswich
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 30,000
- Opened: 1884
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Ipswich Town (football)
Extra stadium info – Portman Road Stadium
Ipswich Town Football Club, the first sports club from Ipswich with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, have been tenants of the Portman Road Stadium since 1884. The club was founded in 1878. In 1962, they were crowned English football champions for the first time in their history. Ipswich Town drew an average home attendance of 22,000 in that domestic league season. In 1978, they won their first FA Cup title after beating Arsenal FC. Roger Charles Osborne scored the only goal in the FA Cup final that year.
The UEFA Cup
Ipswich Town, also known as The Tractor Boys, won the UEFA Cup in 1981 for the first time in their history. They drew an average home attendance of 24,000 in that domestic league season. The Tractor Boys won the UEFA Cup after beating AZ from the Netherlands in a two-legged final. Ipswich Town reached the two-legged final after beating the German side 1. FC Köln and AZ reached the two-legged final after beating the French side FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. The first leg took place in Ipswich in front of 27,000 spectators. Ipswich Town FC won the game 3-0. The second leg took place in the Dutch city of Amsterdam. AZ from Alkmaar won the match 4-2.
The East Anglian derby
Norwich City Football Club are known as the arch-rivals of Ipswich Town. Norwich City and Ipswich Town both played numerous top-flight football league games. The matches between both clubs are known as East Anglian derbies. The first-ever East Anglian derby took place on 15 November 1902. Norwich City FC won the match, which took place in Norwich. In 1975, 35,000 fans showed up for an East Anglian derby at the Portman Road Stadium. It became a record attendance for an East Anglian derby at the venue.