Exeter City make their penultimate away trip of the season on Bank Holiday Monday as they travel to Prenton Park to face Tranmere Rovers.
Here is all you need to know if you are making the trip!
- Name: Prenton Park
- Capacity: 16,587
- Year opened: 1912
- Record Attendance: 24,424 v Stoke City, February 5, 1972
- Address: Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 9PY
The nearest Football League ground to the River Mersey, Prenton Park was opened in 1912 to replace Ravenshaws Field. The ground hosts both Tranmere and Liverpool Womens and Reserves games.
When manager Dave Russell joined the club in 1961, one of his many influential changes was playing regular home games on Friday nights rather than the usual Saturday afternoon. This allowed supporters to watch Tranmere on Fridays and First Division sides Everton or Liverpool on Saturdays.
In 2019, murmurs and discussions began in a new stadium for Tranmere to make the Wirral “a more exciting place to visit,” yet these plans haven’t bore fruit just yet.
Tickets are now available on the day for our Easter Monday, 18 April, trip to Tranmere Rovers.
We pre-sold 593 tickets for the match, all remaining collections to be sent to Tranmere for collection at this ticket booth.
Match day sales are available at Tranmere on the day.
Tickets are priced as follows:
- Adults (23-64) £22
- Senior (65+) £17
- Young Person (18-22) £15
- U18 £9
- U12 £5
- Disabled plus PA £15
Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, is available for City's trip to Tranmere Rovers on Monday 18th April.
- The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7.30am for a fare of £39 for adults and £34 for under-16s
Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.
How to buy
Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.
For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org (after 6pm) or Christopher Woolcott on 07803246593 or email: email@example.com.
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.
There are plenty of trains you can get from Exeter St Davids to get you to the ground in time for kick-off on Monday.
Just head to https://www.nationalrail.co.uk to check your options, the travel does include a few changes!
Car parking is available - on site - on a first-come, first-served basis and will be priced at £5 per car or £10 per mini-bus.
Parking around the stadium is not advised as it is a residential area and is therefore permit holders only.
The following information is form the footballgroundguide:
Just across the road from the away turnstiles is the Prenton Park Hotel (pictured right), 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.
Other pubs in walking distance of the ground are the Sportsmans Arms on Prenton Road East, which welcomes visiting supporters, as well as the Cock and Pullet on Woodchurch Road. David Sindall adds; 'The Cock and Pullet is about a ten minute walk away from Prenton Park and is great real ale pub. Otherwise, alcohol is available in the away end, in the form of Carlsberg Lager, John Smiths Smooth and Strongbow Cider (all £3.50, but no draught beer – only bottles or cans).
Refreshments at the Ground
The Platinum Lounge located in the main stand at Prenton Park welcomes both home and away supporters.
The facility serves three-course-meals before kick-off, as well as tea and coffee at half-time.
The fan park welcomes all supporters and will be set up on matchdays at the front of the main stand. Here, you will find a large bar and additional outlets selling a variety of food and drink, while there is a big screen to show any live football in the build-up to the game.
Matchday food is also available from Cowshed Catering inside the away end.
The weather forcast at the moment looks positive with a sunny day and with highs of 12°C.
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.