IT’S less than a fortnight to go until the EFL fixture release day on Thursday, June 21, and we’re building up to it by taking a look at all the Championship stadiums Albion will be visiting in the coming season. Next up alphabetically, Ipswich Town...
Address: Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA.
Their home since: 1884.
Previous stadiums: Broom Hill and Brook’s Hall (1878-1884).
Record attendance at current stadium: 38,010 (versus Leeds United - 8 March 1975).
Pitch dimensions: 102.5m x 66m (112yd x 72.5yd).
Distance from The Hawthorns: 157 miles.
Parking: According to Ipswich's website, there is no official stadium car park but there is parking available near the stadium. They recommend the NCP (situated by the away end) on Portman Road, and say there is also a large car park on West End Road and at the railway station. Street parking is extremely limited due to the fact that it's an town centre stadium.
Nearest train station(s): Ipswich (0.3 miles from the stadium).
Albion’s first visit to Portman Road: 13 January 1962 - Ipswich Town 3-0 Albion.
Albion’s last visit to Portman Road: 1 December 2010 - Ipswich Town 1-0 Albion.
Albion’s record at Portman Road: P35, W7, D8, L20.
Did you know… Ipswich Town are unbeaten in all European competitions at Portman Road - a run spanning 31 matches.