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Away Travel Information

DATE: 25/08/2018

GROUND NAME: Prenton Park

CAPACITY: 16,586 (all seated)

ADDRESS: Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, CH42 9PY

TEL NO: 0870 4603333

NICKNAME: Rovers

FORMED: 1884

WEBSITE: www.tranmererovers.co.uk

TICKET INFORMATION

COACH TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Coaches depart at: 11:45

Adults: £14                     

Concessions: £12.50                     

DIRECTIONS:

Take M6 N to J 20 then M56 (W) to J15. Join M53 to J3. At the roundabout take A551(s/p Birkenhead Tunnels) for1.1miles. By Halfway House pub turn R (B5151 into Storeton Rd. Take 1st L into Wood Church Lane to the ground.

OVERVIEW OF PRENTON PARK:

Prenton Park, opened in 1912 but becent years have seen a great deal of development at the ground,including the big Kop Stand housing home fans behind one goal.Behind the opposite goal is the Cowshed which despite its name is a tidy sufficiently large stand for the away support.The Main Stand, which holds the dugouts and executive seating is another large stand, and finally opposite this is the smaller Johnny King Stand which runs close to the pitch, giving a more enclosed feeling. In recent seasons visiting fans were welcomed into the fanzone run by the Tranmere Rovers Supporters Trust. It had a giant screen showing, music, food, plus a bar serving, real ales and craft beers. Hopefully this will continue with their return to the Football League.

WHERE THE VALIANTS WILL BE SEATED:

The unfortunately named Cowshed is one of the best stands Vale fans will grace on their travels. It is steeply raked with no posts to restrict the view, and can hold about 2,500 visitors. The concourse provides good facilities to satisfy fans’ needs.Food from the kiosk includes double burgers (£4.50), cheeseburgers (£4), burgers (£3.50), hot dogs (£3.50), steak and kidney or meat and potato pies (£3.50). 

BEST CHIPPY/PLACE TO EAT:

There are many takeaway places around Prenton Park. One chippy, the Eastern Delight, which also serves other kinds of food, is about 200 yards from the ground. If time is on your side then the longer walk from Prenton Road West, over the crossroads onto Prenton Hall Road. Continue along this road until you come to the Prenton Hall Fish and Chip Shop – a pilgrimage made by certain stalwart Vale supporters each time Tranmere are our hosts.

BEST BOOZER:

There are many pubs around the ground; it is just which one takes your fancy. Firstly there is the Prenton Park Hotel just behind the away end, which it makes it very hard to miss! The Mersey Clipper situated at the entrance to the car park and the Sportsmen Arms on Prenton Road East are best for the travelling support.

 

   

DATE: 21/08/2018

GROUND NAME: Brunton Park

CAPACITY: 17949

ADDRESS: Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LL

TEL NO: 01228 526237

NICKNAME: The Blues

PITCH SIZE: 112 X 74 YRDS

WEBSITE: www.carlisleunited.co.uk

TICKET INFORMATION

COACH TRAVEL:

Departure time: 15:15

Adults: £17                                  

Concessions: £15.50           

DIRECTIONS:

Take M6 N to J 43 and follow A69 to wards Carlisle. Brunton Park is on the right hand side after1.1miles.

WHERE TO PARK:

There is ample parking at the ground.

OVERVIEW OF BRUNTON PARK:

The Main Stand is situated on the west side with seating at the back and standing towards the front – only the back half covered by a roof. The executive seats and dugouts are here.

To the right of the Main Stand is the Warwick Road End, providing standing accommodation for the home fans. Note the unusual roof to this stnd.

Opposite the Main Stand is the Pioneer Stand, which is the most recent development. This is a large, all-seated covered stand, mainly for the home fans, but towards one end a section is allocated to visitors. Interestingly part of this section extends past the pitch, these seats having an uninterrupted view across the width of the mainly unused stand behind the goal! The final stand is the Petterill End, an uncovered terrace used for away fans ( only if a large number are expected.)  Brunton Park is therefore a jigsaw of a ground, with one of the corner pieces that does not quite fit.

WHERE THE VALIANTS WILL BE SEATED:

Away supporters are allocated seats in the Pioneer Stand. If the demand is great enough the Petterill End will be opened.

BEST CHIPPY/PLACE TO EAT:

For Broad Street Fryer– from the ground turn right onto Warwick Road then turn left onto Broad Street. The chippy is to be found a short way down on the right. Food can also be obtained from the Brewers Fayre Lakeland Gate pub and the Toby Carvery , both a short way along Warwick Road, left out of the ground.

WHERE TO GET A  DRINK

The closest pub to Brunton Park is the Beehive on Warwick Road which passes alongside the ground. This pub allows in away supporters, so could be the easiest option. On the same road is the Carlisle Rugby Club, which has a small bar, and also welcomes away support. Further along Warwick Road, towards town centre, is the Howards Arms.