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TRANMERE ROVERS - Friday 18th October 2019

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TRANMERE ROVERS Away - Friday 18th October 2019
PRENTON PARK
Capacity: 16,587 (all seated)
Address: Prenton Rd West, Birkenhead, CH42 9PY
Telephone: 0333 014 4452


Details for Southend United visit to Tranmere can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Tranmere By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Tranmere Where to Drink

Post 4 - Tranmere By Train

Post 5 - Tranmere By Coach

Post 6 –- Tranmere Ticket information

Post 7 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

Some details in the following posts are from the excellent footballgroundguide site;

https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/stadium-mk-milton-keynes-dons.html

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.

This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 

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Tranmere By Road/Parking

From M6/M56 join the M53 and 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.

Sue Warwick adds; 'An easier route to the ground is to leave the M53 at Junction 3 and take the A552 Woodchurch Road towards Birkenhead. You will pass a Sainsburys and then as you reach the Half Way House pub turn right at the traffic lights onto the B5151 Mount Road. Take the first left for the ground'.

There is a car park at the ground which costs £5, otherwise, street parking, but beware that there is a strict local residents parking scheme in operation around Prenton Park. Further along Borough Road, going past the Kop Stand, is a sports ground which has parking spaces costing £3 per car. You can also park at the Birch Tree pub, which is next to the stadium. It costs £5, but this is refunded inside against the purchase price of food and drink.

I got hopelessly lost trying to find the ground and did actually end up at the Mersey admiring the views of Liverpool across the river. My frustrations were not eased, when on asking a local chap for directions to the football ground the guy replied 'Liverpool or Everton?' After asking about another three locals I finally found the ground after going round most of Birkenhead.

Post Code for SAT NAV: CH42 9PY
 

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Tranmere Where to Drink

Outside the Main Stand, the Club have put together a Fan Parke, 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. Also, part of it is housed in a covered indoor marquee. 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 **** and Pullet on Woodchurch Road. David Sindall adds; 'The **** 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).

David Nicholson a visiting Carlisle United fan adds; 'Around the corner from the Prenton Park Hotel is a Chinese takeaway which was doing a roaring trade on our visit. The fish and chips were delicious'.

All fans please note, it is a criminal offence to drink alcohol on the streets of Birkenhead, you may find yourself being arrested if you do.
 

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Tranmere by Train

Realistically you have got to stay over night so I can’t imagine many making the jurney by train.

TRAINS

The closest railway stations are Rock Ferry and Birkenhead Central, both served by Liverpool Lime Street. Both stations are a fair walk from the ground (15-20 minutes). Philip Jackman provides directions from Rock Ferry station; 'Upon leaving Rock Ferry turn right and walk up Bedford Road for a fair distance until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout, turn right into Bebington Road and walk along this road until you reach the Sportsman pub. Then turn left into Prenton Road and you will reach the ground and away fans turnstiles on your left.' Whilst Adam Hodson provides directions from Birkenhead Central; 'On exiting the station cross the road, turn right, then at the roundabout turn Left onto Borough Road (A552 towards) Heswall. Go through four sets of traffic lights passing a Shell Garage on the on the left hand side and at the 5th roundabout (signposted B5152 Clatterbridge and Tranmere Rovers FC), Walk straight through onto Borough Road and the Ground is on the right hand side after passing the Prenton Park Pub. It took around 15 Minutes from the station'. Alternatively you can get a bus to the ground from the nearby Conway Bus Station, by making your way through the Grange Shopping Precinct, which is located on the opposite side of the main roundabout outside Birkenhead Central Station. For bus services see below.

Tony Combes informs me; 'If coming from Liverpool Lime Street, the nearest Merseyrail Underground is Conway Park (New Brighton and West Kirby lines), alighting and ascending to street level. You can then get a bus from Conway Park Bus Station which is within 100 yards on your right. Buses: 41, 42, 71, 72, 403, 413, 423 all take to you the bottom of Singleton Avenue which is the alighting point. The ground is then five minutes walk from here, heading along Borough Road. Alternatively, the 164, 177 and 464 will take you almost adjacent to the ground, alighting at the bus stop opposite Bogan’s Carpets and the Prenton Park pub'. Jeff Banfield a visiting Newport County fan adds; 'You can also catch a bus from near Liverpool Lime Street Station to Birkenhead. There is the choice of Bus Numbers 464, 471, and 472, that operate every ten minutes or so on Saturday afternoons. The journey time is around 16 minutes. Leave Liverpool Lime Street Station via the main entrance and go down the steps. Cross the road and go down St Georges Place, which becomes St Johns Lane. Walk on the left hand side of the road and then turn left into Victoria Street. Cross over the road to the bus stop. It drops you off about a 100/150 metres away from Prenton Park.' For timetables see the Arriva Bus website

TRAINS

FROM LONDON

Return fare with advance singles are from £66.00 must be bought in advance, can be bought at the following link:

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/BKC/181019/1330/dep/181019/2230/dep

FROM SOUTHEND

Fares are being shown as £94.00 with advance singles

Don’t forget you will need to book overnight accommodation

If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the coach services which would be considerably cheaper and easier

As always all information is given in good faith, but please check out carefully for yourself before booking
 

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COACH SERVICES TO TRANMERE

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games, BLUES ON TOUR and the SHRIMPERS TRUST.

Links to both these services will be posted as soon as they are available
 

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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

Away fans are housed in the affectionately named Cowshed Stand at one end, where up to 2,500 fans can be accommodated in this single tier all seated stand. You will be relieved to know that the only connection with a real cowshed is the name. As this covered, all seated stand, has good facilities and unhindered views of the playing action, being free of any supporting pillars. The concourses are of a good size and the acoustics of the stand good, meaning that away fans can really make some noise from inside this stand. The stand is also located close to the pitch, which is always positive.

Food inside on offer includes; Double Burgers (£4.50), Cheeseburgers (£4), Burgers (£3.50), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Steak and Kidney or Meat and Potato pies (£3.50).

Normally the prospect of a day out in Birkenhead doesn’t do much to heighten expectations, but the ground is in a pleasant part of town
 
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