Meadow Lane is an all seater stadium, with a capacity of 20,300 that has been the home of Notts County FC since 1910.
The ground was completely rebuilt in the early 1990s, with 3 stands being built in a frantic close season of 1992 and the Main Stand replaced during the close season of 1994. Both sides are single tiered stands, the larger of which is the Derek Pavis (Main) Stand.
This stand houses the club offices, changing rooms, a gym and a Conference / Banqueting Centre, which is a major source of revenue for the club. The Jimmy Sirrell Stand, opposite, has a gabled roof reminiscent of older grounds. At one end is the large Kop Stand, a newish stand with excellent facilities.
The other end is the smaller, covered Family Stand. This stand has a solitary supporting pillar, but this may impede the view as it is situated right in the middle. This stand also has a small electronic scoreboard on its roof.
How to get to Meadow Lane
For satnav purposes, the postcode of the Meadow Lane ground is NG2 3HJ.
Drivers should exit the M1 at junction 24, following signs for Nottingham on the A453 through Clifton and passing Trent University on the left. Go straight on at the next set of lights, following signs for West Bridgford (B679). After about 2 miles, turn left onto the A60. Go over Trent Bridge and take the first right into Cattle Market Road, where the ground is on the right
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Nottingham railway station is about a 10-minute walk from the ground. On exiting the station, turn left and then left again. Follow the road down to London Road and turn right. The ground is about ¼ mile along the dual carriageway, on the left. Click here to check the current train timetables
The most convenient airport is East Midlands. The “Nottingham Skylink” bus service runs half-hourly to the centre of Nottingham. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Nottingham that can take you to and from Meadow Lane. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
Car parking in the official car parks, though spaces can be reserved by ‘phoning in advance. Reasonably priced parking is also available at the Cattle Market, opposite the away end. Otherwise, there is plenty of street parking available, including the River Trent Embankment, just a few minutes’ walk from the ground.
Away Friendly Pubs near Meadow Lane
When visiting the oldest league club in the world, why not enjoy your pre/post match food and drink at England’s oldest Inn? Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem dates back to the 1100s and serves a good range of real ales and quality food in a truly historic setting. On exiting the station, turn right. Turn left at the top of the road and take the 2nd right into Castle Road. The pub is on the left.
The Globe, on London Road is a comfortable, open plan pub with a good range of real ales. Just the other side of the Trent Bridge is the Southbank, which serves real ale, excellent food and has sport on its numerous televisions. Near the station, on Queensbridge Road, is the Vat and Fiddle. It offers ten real ales, hot / cold food and welcomes children. The Trent Bridge Inn, in Radcliffe Road, serves locally renowned food.
The Waterfront complex of bars is a short walk from the train station. On exiting the station, turn right and right again at the top of the road. The Waterfront complex is on the right, behind the buildings on the main road. Otherwise, alcohol is available within the ground.
Hotels near Meadow Lane
The Comfort Hotel Nottingham (City Centre), George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BP provides comfortable, budget-priced accommodation in the thriving Lace Market district of the city, within a mile of Meadow Lane.
All of the rooms are spacious, airy and bright, with all the modern comforts and facilities. Guest reviews highlight its excellent location and value for money.
Days Hotel Nottingham, Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5FW houses good sized rooms at budget prices in a central location. Spacious and extremely well lit, all of the bedrooms are air conditioned and brightly decorated in a contemporary style. The rooms contain a range of facilities and modern amenities including free broadband. Guest reviews indicate clean spacious, well-equipped rooms.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip?
Most visitors report enjoying their trip to Meadow Lane. They report being impressed by the modern looks of the stands and the good view of play offered in the away section, in the Jimmy Sirrell Stand. Facilities are generally reported good and the home fans friendly. However, several fans report a lack of atmosphere within the ground, with little vocal support from the home fans.
There have been a few reports of stewards being “over the top” both in terms of numbers and attitude. Overall, though, away fans seem to rate Meadow Lane as one of the better days out in the lower leagues