Information for supporters heading to Shrewsbury tomorrow…
Shrewsbury Town play at Montgomery Waters Meadow which has a capacity of 9,875. Each of the stands are simple single tiered stands, that are covered, each of the stands are 18 rows high, with the Roland Wycherley Stand (named after the Club Chairman) on one side, being the 'Main Stand'. This stand has a slightly different layout to the others with a press area and eight corporate boxes at its rear, the type of which that you can sit outside of. The DM Recruitment Stand at one end of the stadium where the away fans are located also houses a prominent looking Police Control Box. Four small floodlights pylons are present on the roofs of the side stands. An unusual feature of the stadium is that the areas for disabled fans are high up at the very back of the stands and are accessed by lifts.
Away fans are located in the DM Recruitment Stand. Leg room is good and the stands are quite steep keeping the fans close to the action and there is good height between rows.
There are a couple of pubs within walking distance of the stadium. Firstly, there is the 'Brooklands Hotel', just off Meole Brace Island, about a five minute walk away. It also has about 100 car parking spaces costing £5 each. Also handily located just up from the BP Garage across the road is the 'Flippin Fish' Fish & Chip Shop. The Brooklands Hotel is situated on Mill Street.
The Wild Pig is situated on Mill Street. From the stadium turn left along the B4380 Oteley Road. Head around the large roundabout towards Shrewsbury Town Centre. Then turn left into Roman Road and then left again into Mill Street. The hotel is down on the right. Please note though that for certain high profile games the Wild Pig reverts to a home fans only pub.
The other pub (and in the opposite direction) is the Charles Darwin; which is around a ten minute walk away. To find this pub, from the stadium entrance turn right along the B4380 Oteley Road. Take the second left into Sutton Road and the pub is down on the right. Opposite the pub is the ‘Tasty Plaice’ fish & chip shop.
Travelling by road
At the end of the M54 continue onto the A5. After about seven miles, there is a traffic island which is at the junction with the A49. Bear left at this island still following the A5. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B4380 (Thieves Lane). Continue along Thieves Lane going straight over two roundabouts and this will lead you into Oteley Road. You will reach the stadium further down Oteley Road on the left.
Travelling by train
Shrewsbury Railway Station is just over two miles away from the ground, so if you do decide to walk it is going to take around 40 minutes. Otherwise you can grab a taxi up to the ground (although I have heard that taxis at the station can sometimes be scarce, so you may wish to find the number of a local firm before you go). There is a Football Special Bus Service that runs from the Town Centre Bus Station up to the stadium, which costs £2.50, In addition bus service numbers 8, 16, 23, 25 and 544/546 all stop near to the stadium (but are rather sparse or non-existent in the late evening after midweek games). The Football Special Bus Service promptly departs from behind the South Stand, ten minutes after the final whistle back to the town centre. Shrewsbury train station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Crewe and Newport (Gwent).
There is a large car park at the stadium, holding almost 700 cars, however, this is for permit holders only (although parking spaces can be arranged for fans, but these are on a first come first serve basis and are priced at £7).
Parking is prohibited in the nearby Retail Park and nearby streets, so to find some street parking you may have to drive a bit further away. Check though for any parking restrictions detailed on posts, before parking up. Otherwise there is a car park at the Meole Brace Bowling Club, which also offers parking at £3 per car and has a bar on site too. It can be found at Meole Rise (Off Upper Road, SY3 9JF).
At the top of Oteley Road which leads to the ground, there is the Meole Brace Roundabout. Around the roads leading onto the roundabout there are a number of private car parks providing match day parking, each of which charges £5. One is located behind the petrol station on the corner of Roman Road which is where we parked. It has a capacity of around 200-300 cars. On the roundabout itself is the Wild Pig pub, which also offers parking for £5 and is a small fifteen minute walk from the ground.
Programme - £3
(via football ground guide)