External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Looking Towards The Kop Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
John King Stand (photo)
Cowshed Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Prenton Park Location Map
|What's Prenton Park Like?|
|During 1994-95 the Club replaced three sides of the ground with new stands. Only the Main Stand on one side of the pitch was left intact. This stand is fair sized all seated, covered stand, that was opened in 1968. It is two tiered and contains a couple of supporting pillars. The ground though is dominated by the Kop Stand at one end of the stadium. This stand has a single tier which has a capacity of around 5,500 and dwarfs the rest of the ground (although interestingly the Main Stand has a larger capacity). It replaced a former open terrace. Opposite is the Cowshed Stand. This single tiered stand looks a little strange as one side of it has more rows than the other, giving a sloping effect. It has an electric scoreboard on its roof. On the other side is the Johnny King Stand (formerly the Borough Road Stand and now named after a former manager), which is small covered stand that runs the entire length of the pitch. Outside the stadium is a statue of John King which was erected in November 2014. If anyone can provide me with a photo of the statue for use in the Guide, then please email me at: email@example.com.|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are housed in the affectionately named Cowshed Stand at one end, where up to 2,500 fans can be accommodated. You will be relieved to know that the only connection with a real cowshed is the name, as the fairly new covered, all seated stand, has good facilities and unhindered views of the playing action. The concourses are of a good size and the acoustics of the stand good, meaning that away fans can really make some noise. Food inside includes; Double Burgers (£4.50), Cheeseburgers (£4), Burgers (£3.50), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Steak and Kidney or Meat and Potato pies (£2.50). Normally the prospect of a day out in Birkenhead, doesn't do much to heighten expectations, but the ground is in a pleasant part of town.|
Towards The Kop Stand
|Where To Drink?|
main pub for away fans is the Prenton Park Hotel,
which is situated just across the road from the away
turnstiles. This normally has a good mix of home and
away supporters. However with the nearby Mersey
Clipper pub now closed, which was mostly used by home
fans, it will remain to be seen whether this remains
as the away pub. Either way, it is going to be very
busy on matchdays! Other pubs in walking distance of
the ground are the Sportsmans Arms on Prenton Road
East, which welcomes visiting supporters, as well as
the Cock and Pullet on Woodchurch Road. David Sindall
adds; 'The Cock and Pullet is about a ten minute walk
away from Prenton Park and is great real ale pub (it
is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide).
Otherwise alcohol is available in the away end, in the
form of Carlsberg Lager, John Smiths Smooth and
Strongbow Cider (all £3.50, but no draught beer - only
bottles or cans).
David Nicholson a visiting Carlisle United fan adds; 'A Tranmere steward said that the Mersey Clipper was away fan friendly and although there were no problems in there, it was a bit of a nightmare to get served. We then went across to the Prenton Park Hotel which was as busy but the service was much smoother. Plus its a nicer pub and more hospitable than the Mersey Clipper. The Chinese takeaway round the corner from the pub was also doing a roaring trade and the fish and chips were delicious'.
All fans please note, it is a criminal offence to drink alcohol on the streets of Birkenhead, you may find yourself being arrested if you do.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From M6/M56 join the
M53 and exit at Junction 4 and take the B5151 Mount
Road from the fourth exit of the roundabout (the
ground is signposted from here). After two and a
half miles when Mount Road becomes Storeton Road,
turn right at the traffic lights (there is a church
on the far right hand corner) into Prenton Road West
and the ground is down this road on the right hand
Post Code for SAT NAV: CH42 9PY
|John King Stand|
closest railway stations are Rock Ferry and Birkenhead
Central, both served by Liverpool Lime Street. Both
stations are a fair walk from the ground. (15-20
minutes). Philip Jackman provides directions from Rock
Ferry station; 'Upon leaving Rock Ferry turn right and
walk up Bedford Road for a fair distance until you
reach a roundabout. At the roundabout, turn right into
Bebington Road and walk along this road until you
reach the Sportsman pub. Then turn left into Prenton
Road and you will reach the ground and away fans
turnstiles on your left.' Whilst Adam Hodson provides
directions from Birkenhead Central; 'On exiting the
station cross the road, turn right, then at the
roundabout turn Left onto Borough Road (A552 towards)
Heswall. Go through four sets of traffic lights
passing a Shell Garage on the on the left hand side
and at the 5th roundabout (signposted B5152
Clatterbridge and Tranmere Rovers FC), Walk straight
through onto Borough Road and the Ground is on the
right hand side after passing the Prenton Park Pub. It
took around 15 Minutes from the station'.
Alternatively you can get a bus to the ground from the
nearby Conway Bus Station, by making your way through the Grange
Shopping Precinct, which is located on the opposite
side of the main roundabout outside Birkenhead
Central Station. For bus services see below.
Tony Combes adds; 'If coming from Liverpool Lime Street, the nearest Merseyrail Underground is Conway Park (New Brighton and West Kirby lines), alighting and ascending to street level. You can then get a bus from Conway Park Bus Station which is within 100 yards on your right. Buses: 41, 42, 71, 72, 403, 413, 423 all take to you the bottom of Singleton Avenue which is the alighting point. The ground is then five minutes walk from here, heading along Borough Road. Alternatively, the 164, 177 and 464 will take you almost adjacent to the ground, alighting at the bus stop opposite Boganís Carpets and the Prenton Park pub'.
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
Main Stand: Adults £18, Under 23's £14, Over 65's £11, Under 17's £6, Under 12's £5*, Under 7's £4*
John King Stand: Adults £16, Under 23's £12, Over 65's £9, Under 17's £6, Under 12's £5*, Under 7's £4*
Kop Stand: Adults £15, Under 23's/Over 65's £9, Under 17's £6, Under 12's £5*, Under 7's £4*
Cowshed Stand: Adults £15, Under 23's/Over 65's £9, Under 17's £6, Under 12's £5*, Under 7's £4*
* Must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note that tickets for young persons and senior citizens in all home sections and for senior citizens in the away stand, must be purchased from the ticket office and that proof of age will be required.
|Official Programme £3|
|Liverpool, Everton, Wrexham and from a little further afield; Bolton Wanderers.|
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Tranmere Rovers FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
24,424 v Stoke City,
FA Cup 4th Round, February 5th, 1972.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
16,177 v Middlesbrough
Division One, May 7th, 1995.
2013-2014: 5,113 (League One)
2012-2013: 6,196 (League One)
2011-2012: 5,130 (League One)
|Fans Reviews Of Prenton Park|
Stephen Spooner (Southend United) 22/11/14
Steve Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) 20/9/14
Dan Brennan (Sheffield Wednesday) 19/11/11
Chris Connolly (Chesterfield) 6/8/11
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|Map showing the location of Prenton Park, railway stations and listed pubs|
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