Tranmere Rovers Football Club - Prenton Park

Prenton Park, Prenton Road West, Prenton, Wirral, Merseyside, England, CH42 9PY

Tickets:

0871 221 2001

Enquiries:

0871 221 2001

Fax:

0151-609-0606

Official Website:

www.tranmererovers.co.uk

Nick Name:

Rovers

Our Impressions of Prenton Park

The current Prenton Park was opened in March 1995 after a significant rebuilding programme in response to the Taylor Report into ground safety at English football grounds.

It is dominated by the large Kop stand (capacity 5,696) at one end of the pitch.

At the opposite end (Prenton Road) is the Cowshed stand, home to Away fans (capacity 2,500). The stand is unusual in that the rows of seats at the back tail off towards one side of the pitch. This was necessary as to squeeze the stand in, between the pitch and the angle of Prenton Road, one end had to be less deep than the other end. Views, given the steepness of the stand and the absence of pillars, are excellent.

The Main stand runs along one side of the pitch (capacity 3,598) with two thin pillars creating a minor obstruction for some seats. Two paddock areas are sited across the front of the Main stand.

The small Johnny King stand, named after a former Rovers’ manager, is on the other side (capacity 2,414). It used to be called the Borough Road stand.

All the stands are seated and covered. Toilets are adequate. Stewarding is friendly. The PA system is less than adequate. The pitch, in the depths of winter, is gluey and uneven which makes it difficult for teams to play a passing game.

Away fans will notice a police presence. Police board visiting coaches on arrival for a ‘Welcome’ talk and shepherd fans onto the coaches, parked immediately next to the Cowshed exits, at the end of each game. The Police however are among the most friendly (and attractive!) in the country.

Data supplied by Ian Townsend - 22nd February 2009

Directions to Prenton Park

By Road

Set the ‘satnav’ for CH42 9PY or follow the directions from the North or South/East.

From North

From Liverpool city centre, travel through Queensway Mersey Tunnel (signposted Birkenhead) and after the toll booths, bear right onto the flyover. There is a £1.40 car fee for tunnel use. The ground is signposted from here. Continue along Borough Road for three miles and the ground appears directly in front of you.

From South/East

M6, M56 and M53 to J4. Take the fourth exit from the roundabout onto the B5151 Mount Road. Continue for 2.5 miles when Mount Road becomes Storeton Road and turn right into Prenton Road West. The ground is on your right.

By Bus

From Liverpool Queens Square Bus Station Catch cross-river services 417, 418, 441, 472 (Singleton Avenue), 464 (Prenton Park) or 488 (Mount Road).

From Birkenhead Bus Station

Catch the 3, 3A, 33B, 41C, 41D, 71, 72 (Singleton Avenue) or 42, 177, 464 (Prenton Park). All National Express Birkenhead services call at Birkenhead Bus Station. Data supplied by Ian Townsend - 22nd February 2009

Local Area around Prenton Park

Car Parking


There is a large car park at the ground, cost £4 (2008/2009 season), but it can get full quite early.

Beware of a residents parking scheme which is in operation in the immediate area around the ground. For street parking, head away from the ground up Prenton Road East. Turn right at the junction (the Sportsmans pub is on your right) and take the second exit off the roundabout into Bebington Road. Parking is available on the left or on the side-streets off to the right.

Data supplied by Ian Townsend - 22nd February 2009

Disabled Facilities at Prenton Park

Away fans in wheelchairs are located at ground level at the front of the Cowshed stand.

The provision for disabled fans could be improved. Unlike most Clubs, the Rovers’ website has little mention and no dedicated pages for disabled fans (2008/2009).

Data supplied by Ian Townsend - 22nd February 2009

Pubs Near Prenton Park

The Mersey Clipper

A smart and friendly pub, located behind the Main Stand, which gets busy on match days. Tends to get a lot of away fans, due to its close proximity to the ground. Excellent food (including a carvery) with tables outside in a lawn area. Sports TV.

The Prenton Park

Located at the junction of Borough Road/Prenton Road West behind the Cowshed stand, it gets really busy on match days. Tends to cater for away fans and is closely watched by the local police. Pool tables and sports TV.

The Swan

An excellent, friendly pub in Holm Lane, Prenton, about a 20 minute walk from the ground. Away fans are very welcome. Good food.

The Sportsman

For a quieter drink, head for the Sportsman. The pub is located 500 yards up the hill, away from the ground, on Prenton Road East. A sprinkling of home and away fans, a pool table and a large-screen TV. Watch out for the legendary 'Sportsmans Heads' which come free with every pint.

Fast Food Near Prenton Park

The Eastern Delight

This serves English and Chinese food, and is located in Borough Road.

Sayers Bakery

This is located in between the above two takeaways, and serves tasty sausage rolls, pies, cakes etc.

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