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Shrewsbury Town FC
Greenhous Meadow

Capacity: 9,875 (all seated)
Address: Oteley Road, Shrewsbury,
SY2 6ST
Main Telephone No: 01743 289177
Fax No: 01743 246942
Ticket Office: 01743 273943

Team Nicknames:
Shrews, Salop, Town or Blues
Year Ground Opened: 2007
Pitch Size: 115 x 77 yards
Shirt Sponsors: Greenhous
Home Kit Colours: Blue, Amber and White
Away Kit Colours: Yellow and Black Stripes
Kit Manufacturers: Surridge
Official Web Site: www.shrewsburytown.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
Salop Ultras
Shrews Chat
Blue & Amber Message Board
New Meadow
Londonroad.net

Goodbye Gay Meadow (Book For Sale)
Vital Shrewsbury (Vital Football Network)


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Contents
What's The Greenhous Meadow Stadium Like?
Future Ground Developments
External View
(photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Roland Wycherley Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
West Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Pro-Vision CCTV Stand (photo)
By Train
Salop Leisure South Stand (photo)
Admission Prices 
Programme Price
Local Rivals

Ground Layout
Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2014-2015
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Greenhous Meadow Location Map


 

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What's The Greenhous Meadow Stadium Like?
After 97 years at playing at their Gay Meadow ground, the Shrews have moved to a new stadium on the outskirts of the town. The Greenhous Meadow as it is currently called, has a capacity of 9,875 seats. It is comprised of four separate stands and at first glance looks similar in design to some other new stadiums that have been recently built. Yes it is smart looking, functional and tidy, but lacks that certain something to make it stand out from the others.

Each of the stands are simple single tiered stands, that are covered. Below the roof at the back of the stands is a sizeable strip of perspex that runs along the length of the stands. This is to allow more light into the stadium to facilitate pitch growth. Each of the stands are 18 rows high, with the
Roland Wycherley Stand (named after the Club Chairman) on one side, being the 'Main Stand'. This stand has a slightly different layout to the others with a press area and eight corporate boxes at its rear, the type of which that you can sit outside of. The Pro-Vision CCTV Stand at one end of the stadium where the away fans are located also houses a prominent looking Police Control Box. Four small floodlights pylons are present on the roofs of the side stands. An unusual feature of the stadium is that the areas for disabled fans are high up at the very back of the stands and are accessed by lifts. There is also a small electric scoreboard next to the away end.

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Future Ground Developments

The stadium has been built in such a way that the corners of the stadium can later be filled with seating, which would raise capacity to around 12,500. However the Club have not announced as to when this will take place.

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Rear Of South & Roland Wycherley Stands


  Greenhous Meadow Stadium External
                    View

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are located in the Pro-Vision CCTC Stand at one end of the ground. Leg room is good and the stands are quite steep keeping the fans close to the action and there is good height between rows. The concourses are quite well laid out, although the swing doors at the entrances to the toilets were met with a bit of trepidation. Although they were clearly marked one for entrance and one for exit, the inevitable occurs with fans piling out of each. The catering is provided by a local company called Jennys and includes amongst other things; Burgers (3), Cottage Pie (2.50), Steak Pie (2.50), Balti Pie (2.50), Pasties (2) and Sausage Rolls. Plus the club provide handy plastic forks to tackle those hot pies and I have to say that my steak pie was very tasty, one of the better that I have had on my recent travels. Alcohol was also available in the form of Lager (3.10) and Bitter (2.90). There are also large plasma screens on the concourses showing Sky Sports throughout the afternoon.

I had a pleasant visit to the Greenhous Stadium and was surprised by the reasonable atmosphere inside. This is boosted by a drummer in the home end, whilst most of the Shrewsbury singers tend to congregate close to the right of the away supporters in the West Stand. Even though I was at a local derby, the atmosphere was not hostile and I encountered no problems around the stadium.

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Roland Wycherley Stand


Greenhous Meadow Roland Whycherley Stand

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Where To Eat & Drink?

There is a Powerleague complex just behind the away end which has a bar, but I have heard mixed reports as to whether this is away fan friendly or not (if anyone can clarify this then please email me at duncan@footballgroundguide.com)

David Matthias informs me; 'There are a couple of pubs within walking distance of the stadium. Firstly there is the 'Brooklands Hotel', just off Meole Brace Island, about five minutes walk away. It also has about 100 car parking spaces costing 5 each. Big screens & catering on matchdays. Also handily located just up from the BP Garage across the road is the 'Flippin Fish' Fish & Chip Shop (more details below). The Brooklands Hotel is situated on Mill Street. From the stadium turn left along the B4380 Oteley Road. Head around the large roundabout towards Shrewsbury Town Centre. Then turn left into Roman Road and then left again into Mill Street. The hotel is down on the right.

The other pub (and in the opposite direction) is the Charles Darwin; which is around a ten minute walk away. It has a car park (70 spaces) which is free as long as you patronise the pub. It is family friendly shows Sky Sports, as well as offering cask ales and food. To find this pub; then from the stadium entrance turn right along the B4380 Oteley Road. Take the second left into Sutton Road and the pub is down on the right. Opposite the pub is the Tasty Plaice fish & chip shop.

Neil Le Milliere a visiting Exeter City fan recommends; 'The Prince of Wales Hotel on Bynner Street. Although near the town centre (albeit on the new stadium side), in the Belle Vue area, this CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed pub was an excellent find. Good ale, food and a friendly welcome. The pub also runs a coach to the  stadium for each home game, which away supporters can use for 2.50 (if there is space)'. More information can be found on the Prince of Wales Hotel website.

Gareth Hopkins informs me; 'There are some other pubs and some off street parking to be had along the Hereford Road
 (A5191) going towards Shrewsbury Town Centre'. Otherwise alcohol is available to away fans within the stadium before the game but the bars close 15 minutes before the kick off, before opening again at half time.

There is a Retail Park nearby to the stadium, which has some eating outlets such as a McDonalds, Pizza Hut and a supermarket cafe.

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West Stand


Greenhous Meadow West Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
At the end of the M54 continue onto the A5. After about seven miles, there is a traffic island which is at the junction with the A49. Bear left at this island still following the A5. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B4380 (Thieves Lane). Continue along Thieves Lane going straight over two roundabouts and this will lead you into Oteley Road. You will reach the stadium down further down Oteley Road on the left.

There is a large car park at the stadium, holding almost 700 cars, however, this is for permit holders only (although I have received reports of fans turning up early and being admitted for 7). Parking is prohibited in the nearby Retail Park and nearby streets, so to find some street parking you may have to drive a bit further away. Check though for any parking restrictions detailed on posts, before parking up. Otherwise there is a car park at the Meole Brace Bowling Club, which also offers parking at 5 per car and has a bar on site too. It can be found at Meole Rise (Off Upper Road, SY3 9JF).

Tony Morris a visiting Portsmouth fan informs me; ''At the top of Oteley Road which leads to the ground, there is the Meole Brace Roundabout. Around the roads leading onto the roundabout there are a number of private car parks providing match day parking, each of which charges 5. One is located  behind the petrol station on the corner of Roman Road which is where we parked. We got there about an hour before kick off and there was plenty of room Im guessing at a capacity of around 200-300 cars. On the roundabout itself is the Brooklands Hotel and Pub, which also offers parking".

Alternatively you can use the Park & Ride scheme operated by the Club. This costs 2 per person and commences at 12.30pm on Saturdays & 5.30pm for evening matches. It operates from Shire Hall (but not the nearby Meole Brace which is a park & ride for the town centre). It is located off the A5 (just take the A5064 towards the town centre) and at the roundabout with Lord Hill's Column, take the 3rd exit and then first right into the car park. I have heard though of delays in getting back to you car after the match (in some cases up to 40 minutes) so bear this in mind.

For any fans wanting to make a full day of a Saturday at Shrewsbury, I would recommend the use of the Meole Brace Park & Ride site. It is only a 10-15 minute walk from the ground and is well signposted from the A5. For 1.60 per passenger (return ticket), people can park at the site, catch a bus into Shrewsbury town centre, find plenty of food and drink outlets, and then catch a return bus back to the site. Journey time between 10-15 minutes depending on traffic volumes. Please note that parking is provided for those using the Park & Ride and not for matchday parking.

Map showing the location of the Greenhous Meadow Stadium (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: SY2 6ST

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Pro-Vision CCTV Stand


Greenhous Meadow Away Fans Stand

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By Train
Shrewsbury railway station is just over two miles away from the stadium, so if you do decide to walk it is going to take around 40 minutes. Otherwise you can grab a taxi up to the ground (although I have heard that taxis at the station can sometimes be scarce, so you may wish to find the number of a local firm before you go). Alternatively you can catch the Meole Brace Park & Ride service (operated by Arriva) from the station which takes you to the Meole Brace Retail Park, which is close to the stadium. Services on Saturday afternoons run every ten minutes and the cost of a ticket is 1. It doesn't run in the evenings, so for late kick offs, you would need to take a bus from the town centre bus station (service numbers 8, 16, 23, 25 & 544/546 all stop near to the stadium). Shrewsbury train station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Crewe and Newport (Gwent).

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Admission Prices 

Roland Wycherley Stand & West Stand (Centre):
Adults 22
Over 65's 17
Under 18's/Students 15

All other areas of the stadium:
Adults 20
Over 65's 15
Students 14
Under 17's 12
Under 12's 5

Family Tickets
1 Adult + 1 Under 17 24
1 Adult + 1 Under 12 22
One additional Under 16 5

 
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Salop Leisure South Stand


Greenhous Meadow South Stand

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Programme Price
Official Programme 3

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Local Rivals
Hereford United, Wrexham, Walsall, Port Vale and Crewe.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.

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Fixtures 2014-2015
Shrewsbury Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
At the Greenhous Meadow Stadium:
10,210* v Chelsea
League Cup 4th Round, October 28th, 2014.

At The Gay Meadow Ground:

18,917 v Walsall,
Division 3, April 26th, 1961.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 5,581 (League One)
2012-2013: 5,736 (League One)
2011-2012: 5,770 (League Two)

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Fans Reviews Of The New Meadow
Sam Hodgson (Doing the 92) 23/11/13
Martyn Beadle (Gillingham) 12/10/13
Patrick Burke (Doing The 92) 10/9/11
Paul Dickinson (Doing The 92) 20/8/11
Will McCormack (Plymouth Argyle) 6/8/11
Chris Connolly (Chesterfield) 22/1/11
John Spooner (Southend United) 20/11/10
Alex Jones (AFC Bournemouth) 27/2/10

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground.

Access their Shrewsbury Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.



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Map showing the location of the Greenhous Meadow stadium, railway station and listed pubs



 

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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.


* This record attendance is higher than the quoted ground capacity, as additional temporary seating was brought in for this game to fill the corners on either side of the Salop Leisure (South) Stand.

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Last Updated: 28 October 2014