IR Tanger was set up by a fusion of a several clubs. Among these were Renaissance de Tanger ('Reborn of Tangier') and other clubs who were playing at the second Moroccan league divisions at the time. The fusion resulted in the a prominent club which stands out in Tangier, especially in the football field, without significant rivalries (Widad Juventud is another sports club oerating at Tangier but with less public attention, and is participating in the third Division).
The official crest was planned by the founders and decided in a democratic process. It shows the full name of the Club and the year of foundation, but different sport departments of the club replace the year with the icon of the sport. The Blue lining is in honnor of the north region. The icon on the right is the symbole of Tangier.
The official home shirts are similar to the crest, colored blue and white. IRT's traditional away colors change every season but are usually based on lighblue with a sponsor's logo on the top. The shirts are made by Ramo Sports.
The football Club hosted the home matches in the government built Stadium of Marchan of 10000 seats. In 2011 the club moved to a new international stadium with a capacity of 45000 (and a potential for a maximum of 75,000 seats) called Ibn Batouta Stadium. This stadium is planned to host the 2012 African Cup U21, the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and some matches of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup. The old grounds of Marchan Stadium hosted several historical moments like the match between IR Tangier VS Wydad Casablanca in the 1990-89 season for the first place of BOTOLA and an amical match in Ibn Batouta Stadium with Atlético Madrid.