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Ipswich Town F.C.

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Following the death of former manager in 2009, the club announced that the North Stand would be renamed as the Sir Bobby Robson Stand. The floodlights were switched on by club president Lady Blanche Cobbold for the first floodlit match at the ground, a against Arsenal, in February 1960. The official unveiling took place at half time during the league match hosting , another of Robson's former clubs, on 26 September 2009. On 10 July 2012, the Britannia Stand was renamed East of England Co-operative Stand following a sponsorship deal with the. The highest total seasonal attendance was recorded during the season when the aggregate was more than 814,000 during a season in which Ipswich won the and finished second in the First Division. The former groundsman, Alan Ferguson, received a number of accolades, including both Premiership and Championship Groundsman of the Year. The complete renovation of the South Stand into a two-tier stand added 4,000 seats to the stadium.

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The two clubs have previously organised a pre-season match in Düsseldorf in 2015, which was the first match to be played between the two teams. Ipswich have a global fan base, with the official Ipswich Town Supporters Club having supporters branches across the world. The former groundsman, Alan Ferguson, received a number of accolades, including both and Groundsman of the Year, and the pitch was voted the best in the Championship for three consecutive seasons in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Archived from on 1 October 2007. Archived from on 8 April 2008. The club won the Division Three South title again in , and returned to the higher division. 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.

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Portman Road

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Narrowly missing automatic promotion in , Royle again took Ipswich to the play-offs, but once more they lost to West Ham United in the semi-finals. McGarry left to manage and was replaced by in January 1969. Archived from on 31 December 2006. Statue of Sir Alf Ramsey There are nine areas throughout the ground designated for disabled supporters, in the lower East of England Co-operative Stand, the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand and the Sir Bobby Robson Stand. When the two teams meet it is known as the '', or, informally, as the 'Old Farm derby', a comic reference to the ' Derby' played between Scottish teams and and the. A year later, the club turned professional and joined the , which they won in its first season and finished third in the next. Six months later, fortunes on the pitch had not improved, and Lyall was sacked as Ipswich manager in December 1994 with the club rooted to the bottom of the Premiership.

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Ipswich Town top scorers list is updated live during every match. They have in all three major European club competitions, and have never lost at home in European competition, defeating , , , and , among others. 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. Archived from on 8 April 2008. Archived from on 7 August 2011. Two years after winning the league title, Ipswich slipped down to the Second Division in , conceding 121 league goals in 42 games — one of the worst-ever defensive records in English senior football. However, following a 1—0 victory over Barnsley on 10 April 2018, McCarthy left early and announced his resignation.

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Portman Road

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The stadium has also hosted several music concerts, including performances by , , , , , , and , among others. In 2006, the club donated 500 orange and blue-and-white shirts to children in. The club was founded in 1878 but did not turn professional until 1936, and was subsequently elected to join the in 1938. Archived from on 9 August 2011. The Pioneer Stand was renamed as the Britannia Stand following a new sponsorship deal with the in 1999, and in the following year a statue of was unveiled at the corner of Portman Road and Sir Alf Ramsey Way. The radio station would only sponsor the club's kits for a single season before being replaced with pharmaceutical and horticultural chemical manufacturers. Television cameras made their debut at Portman Road in 1962 as arrived for Match of the Week; it was another six years before the televised a match at the ground, visiting Portman Road for the first time in 1968 to witness Ipswich's league fixture against.

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Ipswich Town F.C.

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The club turned professional in 1936, and work began on the first bank of at the north end of the pitch. The club's first registered colours were blue and white striped shirts with black shorts. On 10 July 2012, the West Stand, formerly known as the Pioneer Stand and the Britannia Stand was renamed the East of England Co-operative Stand following a sponsorship deal with the. Archived from on 1 October 2007. By the late 1970s, Robson had built a strong side with talent in every department, introducing the Dutch pair and to add flair to a team that featured British internationals including , and , although the Ipswich squad perhaps lacked the depth of established big clubs like and. Royle inherited a side struggling near the Division One relegation zone, but revived fortunes such that the team narrowly failed to reach the playoffs. Ipswich Town Football Club also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town, or The Tractor Boys is a professional club based in , ,.

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One of Ipswich Town's nicknames is The Blues, stemming from their traditional kit. 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. 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. The ground was also used as a cricket pitch during the summer by the East Suffolk Cricket Club who had played there since 1855. Ramsey left the club in April 1963 to take charge of the.

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There are statues of Sir and Sir , both former and managers, outside the ground. In March 2005, around 8,000 Christians attended a gathering at the stadium, the largest act of Christian worship in Suffolk, since American used Portman Road on part of his Mission England Tour in 1984. The Sir Bobby Robson Stand was completely rebuilt in 2001 and has a capacity of around 7,500. Archived from on 7 January 2008. The highest seasonal average at the stadium since Ipswich turned professional was 26,431 in the season while Ipswich were playing in the. Its four stands have since been converted to , following the recommendations of the. Note that the reference says Match of the Week started in 1963; however according to 2 October 2007 at the , Ipswich's 3—2 loss to Wolves actually occurred in 1962.

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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. Portman Road hosted Ipswich Town's first appearance in European football competition when they defeated of Malta 10—0, still a club record, in the in 1962. The highest transfer fee received for an Ipswich player is £8. The club remained in the Second Division for four years until McGarry guided Ipswich to promotion along with his assistant in the season, winning the division by a single point ahead of. Ipswich Town were then managed by for three years until he was replaced by former boss in May 1990, with Ipswich still in the Second Division. All sides were terraced by 1954, and were erected in 1959 for use in lower light conditions. Statue of at Robson's success with Ipswich had attracted the attention of many bigger clubs, and he had been linked with the job when was sacked in May 1981, but the job went to instead.

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