Scotland: Storm Isha Damages Stadiums in Glasgow

source:; author: Paulina Skóra

Scotland: Storm Isha Damages Stadiums in Glasgow A few days ago, Storm Isha swept across Scotland. After issuing a rare red alert for the northeastern part of the country during the storm, winds reaching speeds of up to 130 km/h were recorded. This dangerous weather contributed to numerous damages, and sports facilities were not spared.


"Welcome to Ibrox"

One of the stadiums that suffered from the impact of the storm is Ibrox Stadium. Photos taken by STV News show the extent of the damage, with the Broomloan Stand likely experiencing the most significant losses. A blue banner with the club crest and the inscription RANGERS FC was torn. Another large billboard with the message Welcome to Ibrox at the corner of Broomloan Road and Edmiston Drive lay on the ground, knocked over by the strong wind. The Light Blues have a few days to repair the damage as they will return to Ibrox only on February 3rd for a match against Livingston.

 Ibrox Stadium© Эдгар Брещанов (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Glasgow United devastated

Ibrox is not the only stadium in Glasgow that was damaged by the adverse weather. Another affected facility is the stadium of Glasgow United, a team in the West of Scotland League. Materials published by the club reveal the extent of the damage at Greenfield Park. The stadium was completely devastated today by the storm, which last night caused significant damage, tearing off the roof from our changing room building and causing parts of the pitch to be torn apart, reads a post on the X portal. This will have a significant impact on the club.

 Ibrox Stadium© Lesterhobbes764 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Appeal for help

The authorities of Glasgow United are appealing for assistance in repairing the damaged facility. A fundraising campaign has been launched through the GoFundMe website, allowing the club to cover the costs and return to play as soon as possible. Currently, nearly £500 has been raised out of the targeted £10,000, although the actual cost of the repairs is still unknown.

The interior of the facility has also been damaged, and we are concerned about the amount of water running down the walls. We don't know how bad it is yet, as we can't get inside until the roof is repaired. We appeal to the football community and beyond for help. Any support at this time is greatly appreciated, said Hugh Kelly, the club owner, in an interview with Clyde 1.