Our Impressions of Gresty Road
Our first impression of Gresty Road, was how small it was, but once you take a closer look, you realise that it has been redeveloped to a high standard to accommodate the size of their average crowd.
The whole of the Bluebell Stand is given over to the away fans, and affords unobstructed views, fully covered, and with ample leg room between the rows, which made for a comfortable afternoon. Traveling fans normally get allocated around 800 tickets, and due to the compactness of this stadium there is always a good atmosphere.
With the exception of the 'jobsworth' outside the supporters club, everybody we spoke to from ticket office to stewards were very friendly and helpful.
Food in the ground was average quality, but the prices were quite reasonable, the big bonus being that the kiosk was clean. All too rare at many grounds these days.
Home fans engaged us in friendly conversation outside the shop, and all in all it was one of the more civilised away trips of the season. Well done Crewe, and thanks for a great day!
Above data supplied by Colin Spickett, a Crystal Palace Fan - 8th April 2002
Directions to Gresty Road
From M6 (North)
Exit the M6 at junction 17, and take the A534 signposted Sandbach and Crewe. When approaching the town, Crewe and Alsager College is passed on the right, continue for 0.25m past this until the next roundabout at which take the second exit onto the A534 Nantwich Road signposted to the station. Take the first left after the station into Gresty Road and the ground is on the left.
From M6 (South and East)
Exit the M6 to junction 16, and take the A500 signposted Crewe. Turn right onto the A5020 Weston Road signposted Crewe and continue to the roundabout with the A534 Nantwich Road, taking the first exit signposted for the station, then as north.
Head toward Crewe on the A534 following the signs for Sandbach and Crewe . Turn right at the crossroads with the B5071 onto South Street. This merges with Gresty Road after 0.25m and the ground is on the left.
Crewe (5 mins walk) - turn left outside the station.
Cheshire Bus (01270 505350). The K4, K6 and K44 travel from the Town bus station to Gresty Road. The C84 (ex-Chester) travels along Nantwich Road.
Local Area around Gresty Road
Some street parking although a new residents scheme was recently introduced. Stewarded car-park at St Clair Street and a long-stay park at the Rail Station. Free parking on the roads around the industrial area on Weston Lane, opposite the Brocklebank pub.
Colin Spickett, has dropped us an e-mail and says 'Parking couldn't be easier with a large pay and display next to the ground and ample off street parking all around.'