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Around The Grounds: Portman Road, Ipswich Town

By Ollie Irish

Our series of photo essays celebrating British football stadia continues today with a look at Portman Road, home to Ipswich Town since 1884.

Portman Road FACT: “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.” (@ Wiki)

Anyone got any Portman Road-related tales? Would love to hear them.

More grounds on Pies:

Prenton Park (Preston)

Victoria Park (Hartlepool)

Home Park (Plymouth Argyle)

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By Ollie Irish on August 3rd, 2010 in Championship, Featured, Photos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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5 Responses to “Around The Grounds: Portman Road, Ipswich Town”

  1. Conor says:

    Really loving this feature Ollie. It’s really great to see the ins and outs of these historic stadiums. Keep ‘em coming :)

  2. Ollie says:

    Thanks Conor, lots more to come, we promise

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