Make sure you have a match ticket before making the tripPlease note, tickets for this match are SOLD OUT. Please don't travel to the stadium if you don't have a ticket - you will be sent away.
CREWE ALEXANDRA v PORT VALE
DATE: November 2013rdSat 23
GROUND NAME:Gresty Road/Alexandra Stadium
ADDRESS:Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6EB
TEL NO: 01270 213014
PITCH SIZE:100x 66 yrds
COACH TRAVEL INFORMATION:
Departure time: 1.15pm
Take the A500 to the roundabout at the junction with A5020 (s/p Crewe) turn R. At the next roundabout after 0.9 miles turn L (s/p A5020 Crewe). Follow signs for Crewe for 2 miles then at the roundabout junction with A534 (s/p Nantwich) turn left into Nantwich Road and over the railway bridge. Gresty Road is the first left after the station.
OVERVIEW OF GRESTY ROAD:
The Alexandra Stadium, with a capacity of just over 10,000 was redeveloped in the late 90s. It is a compact ground with three small stands. The final one, the Main Stand holds just under 7,000- that is almost three quarters of all seats – and so is totally out of proportion to the rest of the ground. There are no dug outs instead part of the stand is allocated. The stand to the left of this is the Gresty Road Stand, which holds 982 home fans, whilst the stand opposite, the Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Vans Stand is used for the visiting fans. Finally, the other area behind the goal, sponsored by Wulvern Housing, houses the overfill of visiting fans.
WHERE THEVALIANTS WILL BE SEATED:
The Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Stand, along the side stand accommodates 1,680 visiting fans and although it was only redeveloped in 1995 it feels rather dated. If there is sufficient demand another 682 seats can be made available in the Wulvern Housing Stand.
BEST CHIPPY/ PLACE TO EAT:
shop, opposite the ground, is legendary. There are many fish and chip shops within easy reach of Alexandra Stadium, but the Gresty Road chip
With the number of pubs around the ground it is a case of take your pick. Along Nantwich Road is the Last Orders, or The Express and Square One on Mill Street. Alternatively visit one of the many out of town pubs passed on the short journey from Burslem.