Meadow Lane (capacity 20,229)
Notts County are the oldest professional association football team in the world, having formed in 1862. However, the club didn’t move into Meadow Lane until 1910 but have played there ever since. The stadium is just 270m away from local rivals Nottingham Forest’s City Ground, making them the two closest stadiums in England.
Meadow Lane was largely rebuilt in the early 1990’s, and the result was four modern looking all seater stands. The Derek Pavis (Main) Stand is the latest addition, opened in 1994. This is the largest stand and contains club offices, changing rooms and a conference and banqueting centre. Outside the stadium are bronze statues of club legends Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler.
Away fans visiting Meadow Lane are located in the Jimmy Sirrel Stand, with a typical allocation of around 1,300.
There are a number of parking options near Meadow Lane. There is some parking at the stadium, but there are also quite a few car parks within walking distance. There is also a couple of Park and Ride Schemes that prove popular with visiting supporters.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Meadow Lane for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Meadow Lane Car Park||NG2 3HJ||£3||0.1km||Parking is available at Meadow Lane, charging just £3 a car but it is first come first served so arrive early to avoid disappointment.|
|Cattle Market Car Park||NG2 3BL||£3.50||0.3km||There is a pay and display car park at the Cattlemarket, just north of Notts County’s Meadow Lane, which is just a 5 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Victoria Embankment Car Park||NG2 2EH||£4||1.4km||The council operate a car park on matchday but there is limited availability so arrive early to make sure you get a space. It’s around a 10 minute walk to the stadium from here.|
|Eastcroft Depot||NG2 3AH||£4||0.6km||The council run depot is around a 5-10 minute walk from Meadow Lane, located just off London Road (A60). The entrance is signposted with banners and is manned by security guards.|
|Nottingham Railway Station||NG2 3AQ||£4||1.0km||There is a secure multi-storey car park at Nottingham Railway station, which can be entered via Queen’s Road, and this is about a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Totan Lane Park & Ride||NG9 7JB||Free to Park, £2 for Tram||10.7km||If you’d rather avoid parking near the stadium, there are Park & Ride schemes in operation. If coming from the North and leaving the M1 at Junction 25 then Totan Lane Park & Ride is the best option and is just a 15 minute journey into Nottingham.|
|Clifton South Park & Ride||NG11 0AB||Free to Park, £2 for Tram||9.7km||If you’d rather avoid parking near the stadium, there are Park & Ride schemes in operation. If leaving the M1 at Junction 24 then Clifton South Park & Ride is the best option and is just a 15 minute journey into Nottingham.|
Nottingham Railway Station is just under a mile away from Meadow Lane so should take under 20 minutes to walk. Exit on Station Street side and turn left, then take a right on to London Road (A60). Follow this road then turn left onto Cattle Market Road and cross the bridge. Continue to the junction and take the County Road exit on the right, where you will then see the stadium approaching.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Meadow Lane, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Meadow Lane.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Notts County, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Notts County’s Meadow Lane in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Notts County perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!