Shrewsbury Town – Prostar Stadium

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prostar stadium shewsburyThe Prostar Stadium is an all-seater venue, with a capacity of 9,875. Shrewsbury moved to the new stadium, on the outskirts of the town, in time for the 2007-08 season, from their old Gay Meadow ground, where they had played since 1910.

The new ground comprises 4, single-tiered, covered stands. Each of the stands is 18 rows high, with a wide perspex strip at the back, allowing more light to reach the pitch. On the East side of the ground is the Roland Wycherley Stand, named after the Shrewsbury Town chairman. This has a slightly different layout to the other stands with a press area and corporate boxes at its rear.

The North Stand, which is allocated to the away fans, houses a prominent Police Control Box. Four small floodlight pylons are present on the roofs of the side stands. The stadium is built so that the corners can be filled with seating, increasing the capacity to 12,500.

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How to get to the Prostar Stadium

By Road:
prostar stadium directionsThe Prostar Stadium is located in Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST.

Travel to the end of the M54 and continue onto the A5. After 7 miles, bear left at the traffic island at the junction with the A49, continuing on the A5. Take the 3rd exit at the next roundabout on to the B4380 (Thieves Lane). Continue along Thieves Lane going straight over two roundabouts into Oteley Road. The stadium is further down Oteley Road on the left.


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By Rail:
shrewsbury train stationShrewsbury train station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly. However, it is 2½ miles and a 40-minute walk from the ground. Bus services 8, 16, 23 and 25 all run from the bus station in the town centre and stop near the ground. Otherwise, a taxi to the ground is recommended. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon, at a distance of 43 miles. Air travellers will need to catch a bus from bus stop 4 to Liverpool South Parkway station and then a train to Crewe, which in turn connects to Shrewsbury. Total journey time is about 2 hours. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Shrewsbury that can take you to and from the Prostar Stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

prostar stadium parkingThe large car park at the stadium is reserved for permit holders. However, street parking is available in the nearby residential area on the left of Oteley Road, about a 15-minute walk from the ground. Alternatively, the club operates a Park & Ride scheme. 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. Otherwise, limited parking is available at nearby pubs (see below).

Away Friendly Pubs near the Prostar Stadium

pubs near prostar stadiumDue to its location, pubs near the ground are a bit limited. However, the Brooklands Hotel, on Mill Street, is within a 5-minute walk of the ground and offers large screen TV and catering on match days. It is also an official “Park & Walk” pub, with about 100 parking spaces. The Charles Darwin has also received good reports. This pub is in the opposite direction, in Sutton Road, the second left off Oteley Road, about a 10-minute walk from the ground. This also has 70 free parking spaces

The Power League 5-a-side complex, behind the away end of the ground, has its own bar which admits away fans for a small charge. The bar serves hot pork and beef rolls. Otherwise alcohol is available within the stadium, but the bars close 15 minutes before kick-off and re-open at half-time.

Hotels near the Prostar Stadium

abbots mead hotelThe Abbots Mead Hotel (pictured left), St Julians Friars, Shrewsbury SY1 1XL offers free wireless internet access, 16 en suite rooms, a relaxing bar and lounge area and free private parking. mercure albrighton hall and spa

The 4-star Mercure Albrighton Hall & Spa (right), Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury SY4 3AG is a 10-minute drive from Shrewsbury, but is set in picturesque grounds and guest reviews indicate that rooms are comfortable and well-equipped.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip?

away fans shrewsburyMany away fans have commented that the location of the ground, right a the edge of town, means that there are few nearby facilities. Most visitors have been pleased by the atmosphere within the ground, aided by a home drummer. Even though most of the home singers in the West Stand congregate as near to the away fans as possible, there has been no reported hostility.

Visitors report that legroom in the North Stand is good and its steep nature keeps fans close to the action. The concourses are quite well laid out, with large plasma screens showing Sky Sports throughout the afternoon. Catering consists of very tasty burgers, pies and pasties. The swing doors at the entrances to the toilets were met with trepidation by some visitors. Although clearly marked “Entrance” and “Exit,” inevitably everybody uses both, resulting in chaos.

Your comments about Shrewsbury Town – Prostar Stadium


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  1. Jason

    This ground is a vast improvement on the old gay meadow, for me its just the location, right on the edge of the town.
    Have been now 2 times with A mate who`s a Shrewsbury fan to watch Town play Bury & Maccesfield & on both occasions town fans tried to make a good atmosphere with the main singers behind the goal in the home end, where there are loads of banners, Also there is a section of fans who sit down the side in the nearest block of seats to the visiting seats who seem to be abusive to the visiting fans sat behind the other goal.
    On the concorse underneath the stands were excellent with flat screen tv`s there showing sky sports (not even Birmingham have that), the pies were nice & pints though in a plastic grass was drinkable.
    Parking is an issue which i find hard to believe as there is a massive main car park at the ground which on both occasions ive been, has been less than half full?
    this is a club going in the right direction & well worth a visit.


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  3. Kevin Chatfield

    Visited The Prostar Stadium as an away fan in 2010-2011 season. Most disappointed that away fans are not allowed to park in their massive car park. We were told we could park at the Brooklands Hotel down the road, it cost a fiver to park there but the hotel was rather pleasant

    I had a beef burger which was rather tasty and hot which was good.

    The North Stand was fairly roomy although a little more leg room for the taller supports might have been in order. The stand didn’t stop the rain coming in when the wind started to swirl around but a little bit of rain water never killed anyone.

    Staff I encountered there were friendly which made the visit all the more pleasant.


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  5. chris thatcher

    as a shrewsbury town fan i have some things to say.
    1. not aloud to use car park at ground because you have to have a pass
    2. for parking, brooklands, lots of spaces to park on otney road lots of car parks but at the end of the match quite a quew to get out.
    3. great atmosphere there is even a family section to the away end
    4. great veiw because of steap sides
    5. u will see gd football dew to shrewsburys unbeaten record at home for 30 odd games

    UP THE TOWN


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  7. Kevin Halls

    Went there yesterday with 1400 fellow Cov City fans and it was a bit of a let down to be honest.
    It is remote in it’s location and the ground lacks atmosphere as the home support was silent.
    The only upside to Shrewsbury is the town centre and the river but as a football venue it lacks the feel of a proper stadium in my opinion.

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