Portman Road (capacity 30,311)
Portman Road has been home to Ipswich Town since 1884, though at that time it was simply a pitch with a pavilion. It took until 1936 for proper terraces to be built. Over the following decades, there was significant development including converting to an all-seater stadium in 1992, with further work completed in the early 2000’s.
Both ends behind the goal, the Sir Bobby Robson Stand, and the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand are the largest in the stadium, whilst the stands that run alongside the pitch are smaller and outdated in comparison. The two club legends, Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson also have statues outside the stadium.
Away fans visiting Portman Road are located in the upper tier of the Cobbold Stand, at the side of the pitch nearest the Sir Alf Ramsey stand. The typical allocation for visiting supporters is around 1,900.
Street parking around Portman Road is very limited due to it’s location in the Town Centre. However, there are 3 pay and display car parks very close to the ground and also a number of other sign posted car parks in the town centre.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near Portman Road for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Ipswich Portman Road NCP||IP1 2DW||£4.20||0.1km||This NCP is right next to the ground so is very popular amongst away fans, and will cost £4.20 to park for the duration of the game.|
|Portman Road Car Park||IP1 2BN||£4||0.1km||This car park is adjacent to Portman Road so is popular amongst away fans, but sometimes it can take a while to get away after the game.|
|Waterfront Car Park||IP1 1XH||£2.50||1.0km||Just a 10-15 minute walk away from Portman Road is the Waterfront Car Park, operated by Total Car Parks. You can pre book in advance via their website, or pay on the day.|
|West End Road Car Park||IP1 9AS||£4||0.4km||The West End Road Car Park is a big pay and display and is just a 5 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Ipswich Burrell Road NCP||IP2 8AD||£5||0.9km||Another NCP is situated near the Ipswich Railway Stadium and is around a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
Ipswich Railway Station, served by trains from Peterborough and London’s Liverpool Street, is under half a mile away from Portman Road and should only take fans around 5 minutes to walk. The stadium itself is actually visible from the station so you shouldn’t have any problems finding your way. Upon exiting the station, you will be on Princess Street where you can follow the road over the bridge and up to the stadium, which will be on your left.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Portman Road, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Portman Road.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Ipswich Town, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Ipswich Town’s Portman Road in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Ipswich Town perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!