Croud Meadow (capacity 9,875)
Croud Meadow has been home to Shrewsbury Town for just over 10 years, after they made the move from Gay Meadow in 2007. A club record was set at the stadium, with the team going 34 games unbeaten at the stadium, a run which spanned three seasons between March 2011 and September 2012.
The club were the first in English football to install safe standing at the stadium, with a capacity of around 550. The current layout is four single tiered stand, with the main stand named after Chairman, Roland Wycherley.
Away fans visiting Croud Meadow are located in the North Stand, with a typical allocation of 1,800.
There is a car park at the stadium but this is for permit holders only, and parking is prohibited in the nearby retail park and streets. So away fans are advised to park a little further away at some designated car parks or alternatively use the Meole Brace Park and Ride.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Croud Meadow for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Shirehall Park & Ride||SY3 9NB||£3.90||1.7km||The Shirehall Park and Ride is popular among fans visiting Croud Meadow as it offers a hassle free way to get to the stadium. There can be delays after the match, which is worth considering.|
|Meole Brace Bowling Club||SY3 9JT||£3||1.3km||The local bowling club offers matchday parking for £3, and it also has a bar on site too. It is then just a 1–15 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Meole Brace Roundabout Matchday Car Parks||SY3 7RE||£5||1.0km||There are number of matchday car parks around the Meole Brace Roundabout at the top of Oteley Road, including one on Roman Road behind the BP Petrol Station.|
|Brooklands Hotel||SY3 9JT||£10||1.1km||Brooklands Hotel is a popular choice for a pre-match drink amongst away fans visiting Shrewsbury and it also offers around 100 parking spaces for £10 each. From there it is around a 10-15 minute walk.|
The nearest railway station to Croud Meadow is Shrewsbury Railway Station, which is around 2 miles away. It is served by Birmingham New Street, Manchester and Crewe. It’s quite a walk to the stadium from the station, and so most fans choose to get a taxi instead. Alternatively, you can get the bus which is just outside the railway station, which stops close to the stadium.
If you do choose to walk, exit the station to the South and continue down Castle Gates. Follow the road round to the left on to St Mary’s Street, and then Wyle Cop. Turn right once you reach Beeches Lane, and then a first left on to Williams Way. At the end of Williams Way turn left on to St Julian’s Crescent and a first right on to St Julian’s Friars and continue over the bridge. At the end of that road take a right onto Longden Coleham and a quick left on to Greyfriars Road. Turn right on to Belle Vue Road and continue for around a mile. Eventually you will reach the Meole Brace roundabout, where you need to take the Oteley Road exit. You will then see the stadium approach in front of you.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Croud Meadow, 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 Croud Meadow.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Shrewsbury Town, 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 Shrewsbury Town’s Croud Meadow 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 Shrewsbury Town 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!