The Red Dragons head to Croud Meadow this Sunday for the Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie, and here is all the information you need before travelling.
How To Get There: CROUD MEADOW (SY2 6ST)
Situated on Oteley Road, Croud Meadow was built in 2008 and it will be the second time we have ever visited the stadium.
With a sold-out allocation heading to Shropshire, our supporters will be based in the DM North Recruitment Stand.
Shrewsbury have communicated that there has been adverse weather in the area and supporters are advised to check the weather before travelling.
Official Supporter Travel
The buses will depart at 11:30am, and there will be no provisions for those who arrive late. Supporters must make note of their designated coach on the ticket and only board the coach they’ve been allocated to.
All under-14s must be accompanied on official supporter travel, and alcohol is strictly prohibited by law.
On Shrewsbury Town’s Club website, they have provided an extensive document on travel directions and arrangements.
To find more, click here.
Below is the following car parking information from our hosts:
The Croud Meadow – SY2 6ST
Parking at the Croud Meadow is mainly by permit but there are a limited number of passes available per game from the ticket office at the Croud Meadow. Tickets cost £10 and are available up until 12 noon on Saturdays, and 4 pm on midweek games. (All parking is subject to availability)
Meole Brace Park and Walk - SY3 9NB
The Meole Brace Park and Walk is situated approximately 10-15 minutes' walk from the Croud Meadow.
With the loss of matchday parking at Percy Throwers, the club has been looking for an alternative for matchday parking. We have been working closely with Shropshire Council to provide an alternative to Percy Throwers and therefore Meole Brace will be available for both sets of supporters to park for this match.
Vehicles can be parked for £5 per car for matchday parking at Meole Brace P&R, which is a short 10-15 minute walk to the Croud Meadow.
Shrewsbury have very kindly offered a collection facility for our supporters from Croud Meadow; however, this should only be used as a last resort.
Tickets will be available for collection in the 90 minutes before kick-off.
Away Pubs/Food & Drink
If arriving by train, the Shrewsbury Hotel (SY1 1PU) and the Claremont Tap (SY1 1QG) in the town centre will allow away fans entry. Supporters will need to show a valid match ticket to gain entry.
The Brooklands Hotel near the stadium will also allow entry to away supporters, but again a valid match ticket must be presented to gain access.
The fanzone at Croud Meadow will be open to both home and away supporters from 11:30am. There will be live music, and the food and drink available before kick-off.
Wrexham AFC wishes to remind supporters of the potential safety implications and consequences that may occur as a result of pitch incursions and other illegal and unacceptable behaviour.
As previously communicated, supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing a Football Banning Order as well as a criminal conviction, while the Club itself could also face a fine for these actions.
There may also be other implications for the Club, including restrictions on future away ticket allocations. This is due to potential safety measures the home Club are required to put in place which impacts on the availability of seating.
The Club understands the emotion and passion that comes with attending the match as a fan but must reiterate that the safety of players, managers and supporters on both sides remains our priority.
The vast majority of fans have – and continue to – support the Club in an appropriate manner and are a credit to Wrexham AFC, but we will seek the strongest possible punishment for those who enter the field of play or engage in any other unacceptable behaviour.
As in line with the FA initiative, Wrexham AFC fully support the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ program.
Wrexham AFC support the new measures that have been implemented to both improve participant and fan behaviour across the board.
Wrexham AFC operates a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, and supporters are encouraged to come forward and report any incidents it to the nearest steward, the Club, or Kick it Out.
For further details on the campaign and the new policies in place to combat hate crime, read more here.