Prenton Park (capacity 16,587)
Prenton Park has been home to Tranmere Rovers since 1912, and was until their recent promotion the largest stadium in non-league football. The stadium itself has gone through several redevelopments, the latest of which was in 1995 as a response to the Taylor Report.
The oldest stand is the Main Stand, which was constructed in 1968, and is two tiered with supporting pillars. The Kop, at one end of the stadium, is only one tier but is the tallest stand in the stadium by some distance. The Cowshed Stand, where the away fans are based, is a strange looking stand as the amount of rows decreases on one side which makes it look sloped. The Johnny King Stand is named after Tranmere’s former manager.
Away fans visiting Prenton Park are located in the Cowshed Stand, with a typical allocation of around 2,500.
There is parking available at the stadium itself if you arrive early enough, as well as a couple of other car parking options close to the stadium. However, there are strict residential parking schemes in operation close to the stadium, so street parking is not advisable.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Prenton Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Prenton Park Car Park||CH42 9PY||£5||0.1km||Parking is available at Prenton Park itself but make sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment.|
|Birch Tree Pub Car Park||CH42 9PY||£5||0.1km||There is parking available at the Birch Tree pub which is very close to Prenton Park. It costs £5 and this is refundable against the purchase of food and drink in the pub itself.|
|Borough Road Sports Ground||CH42 6QQ||£3||0.2km||There is parking available at the sports ground on Borough Road, which is just south of the stadium at a cost of just £3 and it’s just a short walk to the stadium.|
Rock Ferry and Birkenhead Central are the closest railway stations to Prenton Park, and are both around a 15 minute walk away. They are both served by Liverpool Lime Street, which is where the majority of away fans will arrive initially. To walk from Rock Ferry, exit the station and turn right. Walk up Bedford Road until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout onto Bebington Road and keep going until you reach the Sportmans Pub. Turn left here on to Prenton Road and you will see the stadium approach on your left.
To walk from Birkenhead Central, exit the station and cross over the road before turning right. At the roundabout, take the right turn on to Borough Road. Continue all the way down this road, past four sets of traffic lights, and turn right on to Prenton Road where you will see the stadium approach in front of you.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Prenton Park, 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 Prenton Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Tranmere Rovers, 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 Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park 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 Tranmere Rovers 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!