Prenton Park is a large outdoor seated association football stadium home to the Tranmere Rovers Football Club and Liverpool FC Women. This stadium is where the Liverpool FC Women held their first team training sessions at the campus. The ladies were able to practice and host their first team program at Tranmere Rovers Football Club, enabling Liverpool FC Women to play an essential role in creating the WSL and the women’s game in the UK.
The ground has been rebuilt numerous times, the latest recent in 1995 in response to the Taylor Report’s mandate that it become an all-seater. The Kop, the Johnny King Stand, the Main Stand, and the Cowshed are the four stands that make up today’s stadium.
The Kop Stand, which is located at one end of the stadium, dominates Prenton Park. This 1995-built structure has a massive single tier with a capacity of 5,696 seats that dwarfs the rest of the stadium. On the other hand, the Cowshed Stand takes its name from the ancient stand that stood there before it was built.
This single-tiered stand appears odd because one side has more rows than the other, creating a diagonal effect. Its roof is adorned with an electric scoreboard. The Johnny King Stand, originally the Borough Road Stand and now named after a former manager, is a tiny covered stand on the other side of the pitch that extends the entire length of the pitch. Both of these stands debuted in 1995.
The Main Stand, built in 1968, is located on the other side of the field. It’s a covered two-tiered all-seated platform that’s quite large. It features a larger upper layer and a few pillars to support it. The front of the stand also houses the team dugouts. It can hold 5,957 people.
Four unusual-looking floodlight pylons stand in the corners of the ground. A large mural painted on the exterior of a home across the street from the main entrance of Prenton Park was completed in 2019. The artist represents the Camel Laird Shipyard and the Birkenhead Skyline, as seen from Liverpool.
- 1 How to Get to Prenton Park
- 2 Where to Park?
- 3 Away Friendly Pubs near Prenton Park
- 4 Hotels Near Prenton Park
- 5 What Have Other Away Fans said About Their Trip to Prenton Park?
- 6 Outside Prenton Park
- 7 Prenton Park Seating Plan
- 8 Prenton Park Directions
- 9 Liverpool Ladies Twitter
- 10 Stadium Key Facts
- 11 Other FA Women’s Championship Football Grounds
How to Get to Prenton Park
Travel via the Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel from Liverpool city centre, then continue on the M53 to Junction 3 after passing through the toll booths where there is an automobile fee. Take the first exit (signposted Birkenhead) and proceed for about one mile, passing Sainsbury’s on the left.
Near the traffic lights at the Halfway House (pub), turn right and proceed 500 yards to the next set of traffic lights, where you will turn left into Prenton Road West. On the right-hand side, the ground appears in front of you.
Take the M6, M56, and M53 to J4 from the south/east. From the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the B5151 (Mount Road). Continue for two and a half miles, then turn right onto Prenton Road West at the traffic lights when Mount Road becomes Storeton Road. In 200 yards, Prenton Park will be on the right.
The railway train stations are:
- Conway Park
- Birkenhead Central
- Rock Ferry
Take a New Brighton or West Kirby train to Conway Park from Liverpool Lime Street or an Ellesmere Port or Chester train to Birkenhead Central or Rock Ferry from the Wirral Line lower level stop.
Board a Liverpool train from Chester and get off at Rock Ferry or Birkenhead Central. Turn right outside the station and walk 100 yards to Birkenhead Bus Station from Conway Park. Cross Argyle Street and walk along Borough Road, which runs parallel to the flyover from Birkenhead Central. Prenton Park is about a 20-minute walk away.
Prenton Park is a 15-minute walk from Rock Ferry. Outside the station, turn right onto Bedford Road. Beyond Prenton High School, continue along Bedford Avenue and Bedford Drive until you reach a road junction. Continue on Mount Road and turn right onto Borough Road at the first set of traffic lights; the ground is five minutes away on the left.
Prenton Park and the surrounding region are served by Stagecoach Bus Services 38/38A, 471/472, and 41/41A/42.
- Take bus 38/38A to Greenway Road (Prenton Road East junction) from New Ferry or Bebington, operating every 30 minutes.
- Catch bus route 38/38A to Greenway Road (Prenton Road East junction) from West Kirby, Hoylake, Moreton, Bidston, or Claughton, runs every 30 minutes.
- Take bus 41/41A/42 to Singleton Avenue from Mill Park, Bromborough, Rock Ferry, or Birkenhead Town Centre, which runs every 15 minutes.
- Catch bus 471/472 to Singleton Avenue from Heswall, Pensby, Irby, Thingwall, or Birkenhead Town Centre, which runs every 10 minutes.
- Take bus 471/472 to Singleton Avenue from Liverpool City Centre, which operates every 10 minutes.
- You may also take the 464 bus to Devonshire Park, which runs every 30 minutes or so.
Where to Park?
Prenton Park has a huge car park that charges £5 per car, per game, or you can buy a car park season card that lasts the entire league season from August to May. Supporters who want a disability parking place should note this when purchasing their tickets.
Be aware of a residents parking program that operates on several roads in the Prenton Park area. Prenton Park’s postcode is CH42 9PY.
Away Friendly Pubs near Prenton Park
The Birch Tree, only a stone’s throw away along Prenton Park Road, welcomes visiting fans. It was formerly known as the Mersey Clipper. However, it has since been remodelled and is now a part of the Flaming Grill network. It has the advantage of showing Sky and BT Sports in addition to serving cuisine. You can also park in their car park for £5, which you can use to offset food and drink costs inside the pub.
The Sportsman’s Arms on Prenton Road East, which welcomes visiting supporters, and the Cock and Pullet on Woodchurch Road are two other pubs within walking distance of the ground. The Cock and Pullet is an excellent real ale bar approximately a ten-minute walk from Prenton Park.
Otherwise, Carlsberg Lager, John Smiths Smooth, and Strongbow Cider are sold for £3.50 in the away end, but no draught beer is offered – only bottles or cans. You can also find a Chinese eatery around the corner from the Prenton Park Hotel.
Please be aware that drinking alcohol on the streets of Birkenhead is a criminal offence, and you may be arrested if you do so.
Hotels Near Prenton Park
The Prenton Park Hotel, just over the road from the away turnstiles, usually has a fair mix of home and away supporters.
What Have Other Away Fans said About Their Trip to Prenton Park?
Away spectators are housed in the Cowshed Stand, holding up to 2,500 fans in a single-tier all-seated stand. You’ll be happy to learn that the only resemblance to a true cowshed is the name since this covered all-seated stand boasts excellent amenities and unobstructed views of the action due to the lack of supporting pillars.
The concourses are spacious, and the acoustics of the stand is excellent, so away fans may generate a lot of noise from within. In addition, the stand is near to the pitch, which is usually a plus. Inside, there are double burgers, cheeseburgers, burgers, hot dogs, steak and kidney, and meat and potato pies to choose from. Usually, the notion of a day out in Birkenhead doesn’t pique one’s interest, but the venue is located in a pleasant area of town.
Outside Prenton Park
Prenton Park Seating Plan
Prenton Park Directions
Liverpool Ladies Twitter
Stadium Key Facts
- Capacity: 16, 789
- Address: Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, CH42 9PY, England
- Telephone: 0333 014 4452
- Fax: 0151 609 0606
- Ticket Office: 0333 014 4452
- Pitch Size: 112 x 72 yards
- Pitch Type: Grass
- Year Ground Opened: 1912
- Record Attendance: 24, 424
- Club Name: Liverpool Football Club Women
- Rival Club: Everton Football Club
- Official Website: https://www.liverpoolfc.com/team/women
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolFCW/
- Club Nickname: The Reds’ Ladies
- Owner: Tranmere Rovers FC
- Coordinates: 53°22′25″N 3°01′57″W
Other FA Women’s Championship Football Grounds
- Blackburn Rovers Ladies - Sir Tom Finney Stadium
- Bristol City Women - Bristol City High Performance Centre
- Charlton Athletic Women - The Oakwood
- Coventry United Ladies - Butts Park Arena
- Crystal Palace Ladies - Hayes Lane (Westminster Waste Stadium)
- Durham Women - The Graham Sports Centre
- FA Women's Championship Football Grounds
- Liverpool Ladies - Prenton Park
- London City Lionesses - Princes Park
- Sheffield United Women - Proact Stadium
- Sunderland Ladies - The Hetton Centre
- Watford Ladies - Orbital Fasteners Stadium