- Address: 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 30 December 1899
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Rangers (football)
Extra stadium info – Ibrox Stadium
In 1902, a disaster occured at the stadium during a match between the national football teams of Scotland and England. Various people died after a terrace collapsed. Hundreds of people were injured because of the disaster. Despite the collapse, the match was resumed after a break. The stand was designed by Archibald Leitch. He was concerned about the maximum capacity of the venue before the football match started. In 1971, another disaster occured at the Ibrox Stadium. A crush among the crowd led to 66 deaths and numerous injuries.
Rangers Football Club
Rangers Football Club was founded in 1872, making it the fourth-oldest football club in Scotland. They won their first-ever Scottish league title in 1891. The Rangers have been tenants of the Ibrox Stadium since 1899. In 1939, the stadium’s record attendance of 118,000 was set in a football match between the Rangers and Celtic. Rangers Football Club, known as one of the major sports clubs from Scotland, won their 50th Scottish top-flight league title in 2003. Their arch-rivals Celtic had 38 league titles at that moment. The Rangers broke the record for the largest travelling support in football history, when an estimated 200,000 fans arrived in Manchester for the final of the UEFA Cup in 2008. The Russian club Zenit won the tournament.
Celtic are known as the arch-rivals of the Rangers. The matches between Celtic and the Rangers are known as the Old Firm. The Rangers have a historic association with Northern Irish people and Protestants. Their arch-rivals have a historic association with Irish people and Roman Catholics. In 1967, Celtic became the first British football club with a European championship title after beating the Italian side Internazionale.