Club: Shrewsbury Town FC | Opening: 2007 | Capacity: 9,875 seats
History and description
Montgomery Waters Meadow, also known as New Meadow, was built in 2007 to replace Shrewsbury’s old Gay Meadow ground, which could not meet the standards of modern time.
New Meadow officially opened on 14 July 2007 with a friendly match between Shrewsbury and an All Star XI.
The record attendance at the stadium was set in 2014 when Shrewsbury hosted Chelsea in a League Cup tie. The attendance of 10,210 was higher than the standard capacity due to the addition of temporary stands.
The stadium was initially without name, but then first changed Prostar Stadium, then Greenhous Meadow, and finally Montgomery Waters Meadow, all resulting from naming rights sponsorship deals.
How to get to Montgomery Waters Meadow
Montgomery Waters Meadow is located on a retail park on the southern edge of the town of Shrewsbury at just under 2 miles from Shrewsbury town centre and a little more from the town’s railway station.
The stadium can be reached with bus 27. Take the bus from the bus station in the direction of Bayston Hill. Buses typically run four times and hour. The journey takes just under 10 minutes.
On matchdays, shuttle buses run between the town’s bus station and the town centre, typically 50 minutes and 1 hr and 50 minutes before the game (or 1hr and 1hr 45 mins before the match on a midweek fixture).
Frequent direct trains run from Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly stations to Shrewsbury rail station. In both cases the journey takes about an hour. From London a change in Birmingham is required.
Address: Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ST
Shrewsbury Town Tickets
Tickets for Shrewsbury Town games can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 1743 273943, or at the ticket office at the stadium.
Tickets can also be bought on the day at the stadium. Shrewsbury don’t usually sell out.
Tickets cost either £20.00 or £22.00 for all stands depending on the fixture.
Photos of Montgomery Waters Meadow
Shrewsburytown.com – Official website of Shrewsbury Town FC.
Visitshrewsbury.co.uk – Shrewsbury tourist information.