Exeter City travel to Prenton Park on Saturday, November 3, for the first time since September 2014. Here is all you need to know about visiting Tranmere Rovers.
STADIUM: Prenton Park (CH42 9PY)
Prenton Park has a capacity of 16,587 and became the home of Tranmere Rovers in 1912. It has had several rebuilds over the years, one of the biggest coming in 1995 when it moved to an all-seater stadium. Away fans are housed in the Cowshed Stand.
Grecian Travel will be departing from outside Unit 1 nightclub at 7.45am on Saturday, November 3. The fare for the trip to Tranmere is £36.
Other Pick-up Points: Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement. For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334.
Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.
Take the normal route north on the M6 to junction 20, before joining the M56 and then the M53. Exit at Junction 4 and take the B5151 Mount Road from the fourth exit of the roundabout (the ground is signposted from here). After two and a half miles when Mount Road becomes Storeton Road, turn right at the traffic lights (there is a church on the far right hand corner) into Prenton Road West and the ground is down this road on the right hand side.
It is possible to get to Birkenhead Central on Saturday, November 3, in time for kick-off, but it requires two changes from Exeter – one at Birmingham New Street and another at Liverpool Lime Street. The 7.23am train from Exeter St Davids will get you into Birkenhead at 1.37pm. The ground is about 20 minutes’ walk from the train station.
According to the FootballGroundGuide.com, outside the Main Stand, the club have put together a Fanzone, which visiting supporters are welcome to visit. Run by the Tranmere Rovers Supporters Trust, it not only has a giant screen showing televised football, but has a mix of music, street food, plus a bar serving amongst other things, real ales and craft beers. Just across the road from the away turnstiles is the Prenton Park Hotel, which normally has a good mix of home and away supporters. Almost a stone's throw away along Prenton Park Road is the Birch Tree, which also welcomes visiting fans. Previously called the Mersey Clipper, it has been refurbished and is now part of the Flaming Grill chain. Apart from offering food, it also has the benefit of showing Sky and BT Sports. You can also park in their car park for £5, the price of which is redeemable inside the pub against the cost of food and drink.
Tickets are available for the game by visiting trfctickets.co.uk or by phoning Tranmere Rovers directly on 0151 609 3328.
Exeter City will be housed in the Summit Marine Scaffolding Cowshed Stand. Prices are as follows:
- Adults (23-64): £18
- Senior (65+): £11
- Young persons: £11
- Disabled: £11
- Under-18: £5
- Under-12 (accompanied): £2
The disabled concession in based on middle or higher care component based on PIP letter. The tickets for these can be purchased on the phone, but Tranmere will need proof beforehand which can be scanned and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All disabled tickets come with a free carer ticket.
Advanced discounts: Yes, prices will rise (from the ones listed above) by £2 on matchday. Fans can purchase tickets on the day at the club store or by paying cash on the turnstile.
The total distance between St James Park and Prenton Park is 257 miles and it will take around four-and-a-half hours to drive.
AWAY GAMES GUIDE:
Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the Proact Stadium.
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City take on Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 2 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.