A quick update from my opposite number at Portman Road:


For away fans, tickets will be available to purchase on the day at turnstiles 10 and 11. These are cash turnstiles with no debit or credit card facilities. There is no price increase for pay on the gate. 

The nearest cash machines to the stadium are a 5-10 minute walk away, (a) at the railway station, (b) at the Cardinal Park leisure zone, and (c) in the town centre itself.


The Station Hotel (formerly the Riverside Hotel) is opposite the station, and is the official away pub. It is roomy, has a garden and TV screens, and up to four beers on hand-pump, mostly from the Greene King stable. 

Alcohol will be available at the ground up to kick off and at half time (providing there are no issues).


As at most away grounds, you can expect to be searched prior to entering the ground. Ipswich Town also uses a trained search dog and some stewards now wear body cameras. Large bags will not be permitted to be taken into the stadium. By way of guidance, nothing larger than a standard carrier bag will be allowed. There are no facilities to leave bags. 

Portman Road is a no smoking stadium. This includes e-cigarettes. Anyone found smoking will be ejected from the ground. For anyone considering leaving the stadium, note that no re-admission to the ground is permitted.


Subject to space, flags and banners are allowed in the away end. These will need to be fire certificated. For questions relating to this contact Mick Warden on mick.warden@itfc.co.uk. Musical instruments and selfie sticks are not allowed in the away end. 

Travel safely and enjoy the game.