Our Impressions of Gay Meadow
Gay Meadow currently has a capacity of 8,000, with visiting fans usually allocation 1500 tickets in the Station End, and an additional 500 seats in the Main Stand. The Station End is a partly covered terrace.
Located next to the River Severn, Gay Meadow has a record attendance of approx 19,000. The currently capacity of 8,000 is seldume reached, so ticket availability is not normally an issue.
The stadium itself is rather dated, but the facilities were described to us as 'ok'. There were plans to build a 'New Meadow', but this project currently seems to be shelved.
Directions to Gay Meadow
From West (A5)
Follow the A5 (Shrewsbury bypass), and then exit at the junction with the A49/A5112. Follow Hereford Road (A5112) into Shrewsbury, continuing straight over the Hereford Road, Meole Brace & Sutton Park roundabout's (...following the signs for town centre). At the Reabrook roundabout (...the 4th one) turn right into Hancock Way, following the signs for the Football Ground. At the Column roundabout, turn left into Abbey Foregate, continue to the next roundabout, and then follow the signs to the Town Centre (...under the railway bridge). Then move into right hand lane, following the signs for Shrewsbury Quest. Finally, take the left hand lane and then turn left in front of the Balti Bazar.
From East (M54)
Follow the M54 and then the A5 following the signs for North Wales, Shrewsbury A5. Exit the A5 onto the London Road (A5064), following the signs for Shrewsbury. At the Column roundabout take the 3rd exit into Abbey Foregate, signposted Football Ground. The follow the direction aboveâ€¦
Should you get lost follow the signs for The Shrewsbury Quest or the Shrewsbury Abbey, as both are close to the ground.
Shrewsbury train station is only a 5-minute walk from the Gay Meadow. Exit the station, and at the traffic lights, continue up the hill toward the town. Continue past the bingo hall, the castle, and Woolworths and WHSmiths. At the top of the hill the road takes a sharp turn to the left. Follow the road to the end. passing a church. At the pedestrian crossing, go left and continue down a very steep hill, and then over the river on the English Bridge. By now you should see the ground on the left hand side.
The following buses and minibus run past / close to the ground...
Buses - 1 and 11
Minibus - 8, 16, 19, 21 and 26.
Local Area around Gay Meadow
There are car parking facilities at the ground for away supporters, although this does get full early.
There is also a large pay and display car park next to Shrewsbury Abbey almost opposite the ground.
There is also plenty of side street parking in and around Holywell Street and Monkmoor Road.