Heading to Shrewsbury on Tuesday evening? Here's what to expect from an away day at Montgomery Waters Meadow
Available on the night from a dedicated away ticket office beside the visitors end, priced as follows.
Adults - £20
Over 65s/ U22s
U19s - £8
U12s - £6
U8s - Free
The Shrews' relatively new home is currently known as Montgomery Waters Meadow, where no less than Lionel Richie will be strutting his funky stuff this summer. Much more importantly however, they will be saying hello to The Addicks in the first of two successive away fixtures we face this week. The ground is pretty much as you would expect, four identical stands save one with boxes along the side, functional yet unspectacular, obligatory retail park nearby. Away fans are situated similarly inevitably behind the goal in the Pro Vision CCTV Stand. It's functional, a bit seen it all before, plenty of room, good view and pleasantly not too far from the pitch. The concourses are fine, nice and clean and given the ground's relatively isolated state is a bit handy that this is the case, good facilities and TVs. All in all pleasant with nice people running it.
Food and Refreshments
Very nice pies! Locally sourced with a bit of variety to go with it, whilst the usual stuff is on hand, along with vans in the car park. Of course, retail parks always equal the usual suspects and this is no exception, although there are also more independent take aways within reasonable proximity. The town centre has quite a few more alternative eateries and is a nice place overall. It therefore also boasts a significant number of nice nice pubs, particularly around the station and in the more historic part of the town and naturally there is a Royal Oak. Nearer the ground the Charles Darwin on the big roundabout is pretty nice and walkable to boot, if you are coming by taxi from town this is normally where they drop off, it has parking facilities too. In the opposite direction away from the stadium is The Wild Pig, which is probably closest to the ground but can get a bit busy, again it has parking facilities.
The Post Code is SY2 6ST. Wherever you are coming from you will need to get to the end of the M54 to join the A5. Take this to the Junction with the A49 and bear left, remaining on the A5. You'll soon come to a roundabout, here join the B4380, Thieves Lane which in tuen leads you onto Oteley Road where the ground is situated. There is a car park at the ground and there are conflicting reports as to whether or not this is restricted, best to err on the side of caution. As mentioned, the two pubs have parking facilities, whilst the club also offer a park and ride scheme from Shire Hall, which is just off the A5, join the A5064 towards the town and it is signposted from there. By the large Meole Brace Roundabout are a number of private units, whilst apparently parking is available at the nearby Wyevale Garden Centre (Percy Thrower's).
No trains back so it's a stopover if you are coming by train from London. The station is a fair old hike so it's either a taxi or a good alternative is the shuttle bus that runs from the main bus station which is pretty central, directly to the ground. Post match it departs from the opposite end of the ground to where we are situated but is pretty quick and efficient.