Greenhous Meadow Stadium- Shrewsbury Town
Information about The Greenhous Meadow Stadium
One of the newest stadiums in the football league is Greenhous Meadow that belongs to Shrewsbury Town. The stadium has an all-seater capacity of just under 10,000 fans and was only opened in time for the start of the 2007-08.
All four stands are built to the same widths and heights and all are quite steep allowing for fans to be close to the field of play. Being a new stadium, legroom isn’t a problem and the facilities are among the best that there is in the division.
The Shrews have made history this season by becoming the first club in England to introduce rail seating. This creates a safe standing area of six rows which contain 550 rail seats. They are called rail seats as they can be adjusted from sitting areas to standing very smoothly.
The club has hoped that this will help boost atmosphere at the games and in turn, will attract more fans to the club. This made shockwaves in the English football world and it highly regarded as something that will become more and more frequent at football clubs.
Greehous Meadow is based on the outskirts of the town centre and offers four separate stands for fans to sit or stand in. There are simple single tiered, all of which are covered. There is also a plastic piece of filling at the back of the stand that allows light to come into the stadium to help pitch grown.
All of the stands are 18 rows high with the Main Stand being the Roland Wycherley Stand. This stand is named after the current club chairman. This has a slightly different appearance compared to the others as there are a press box and a variety of corporate boxes.
Away Fans At The Greenhous Meadow Stadium
Away fans are located in the north stand at the end of the ground behind one the goals, here over 1,800 fans can travel to see their team. There are also good facilities at the stadium, which is something you would expect from such a new stadium. All the refreshments are very reasonably priced.
How To Get To The Greenhous Meadow Stadium
There is parking that isn’t too difficult to find. The club operates a car park but unless you arrive early and are willing to pay a lot, you would be better off driving past the stadium and heading to the local housing area to look for space. It’s approximately 15 minutes to walk from there to the stadium.
The nearest station to the Greenhous Meadow Stadium is Shrewsbury town centre. The railway station is approximately two miles or 40 minutes by foot, away from the ground.
The most recommended thing to do would be to get a taxi from directly outside the train station and ask them to take you to the stadium. There are always a lot of taxis on offer, especially on match-days. The bus is another option with numbers 8, 16 and 23 all stopping close to the ground.
Tickets for games are separated into two categories based on the importance of the fixture. Category A games are priced at £22 for adults, £17 for over 65’s and under 12’s cost £10. However, category B games are a little cheaper with adults being charged £20, over 65’s pay £15 and under 12’s pay £6. Under 8’s can go to games for free, no matter what category the game is.