Tranmere Rovers is a fan-friendly and local community football club, who welcomes all fellow supporters and visitors…

Initially, all information relating to our club can be found via our official website is www.tranmererovers.co.uk or by phoning 03330 144 452, but listed below are some additional details which you may find useful on your trip to Wirral.

Prenton Park – the home of Tranmere Rovers Football Club

Prenton Park has been the home of Tranmere Rovers since 1912, and currently has a capacity of just under 16,000.

Visiting supporters are housed for most, if not all fixtures within the Willow Catering Stand. This seated and covered section alone has the capacity to accommodate 2,000 spectators. Entrance is via Turnstiles 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 and are located next to the traffic lights on the corner of Borough Road and Prenton Road West.

Tickets for this section of the ground can be bought in advance, usually through the visiting club, or on the day of the game via cash on the turnstiles.

Bar facilities are available to supporters using this section, in addition to both hot/cold refreshments and hot/cold drinks. Matchday programmes can be purchased from our mobile sellers, priced £3.00.

Facilities for disabled supporters, ambulant and wheelchair, are available at the ground, but you are advised to book in advance.

Additional information for any of these, bookings, plus any queries relating to any of the above, can be obtained by calling 03330 144 452, selecting option 1 when prompted, or via email at tickets@tranmererovers.co.uk

How to find us

Prenton Park is located within the area of Prenton, Wirral. The stadium is approximately one mile from Birkenhead town centre, and five miles from Liverpool city centre. General access is by crossing the River Mersey.

Sat Nav Postcode: Prenton Road West CH42 9PY.

Basic directions – by Car via M53 Motorway

From the M56, take Junction 15 onto the M53 (signposted Ellesmere Port/Birkenhead). From here, Prenton Park can be accessed either via Junction 4 (signposted Clatterbridge), and once upon the slip road, take the fourth exit on the main roundabout. The stadium is then signposted from here, and is approximately five minutes drive.

Alternatively, take Junction 3 (signposted ) and once upon the slip road, take the third exit (signposted Birkenhead).

Basic directions – by Car via M62 to Liverpool

Access to Birkenhead is via the Mersey Tunnels. Fees are: Car £1.70, Mini-Bus £3.40, Coach £5.10.

From the Birkenhead exit, take the exit road to the right, following the signs for Birkenhead. At the bottom of the slip road, proceed along Borough Road through four sets of traffic lights for approximately one mile (Prenton Park is signposted).

On certain occasions, the Birkenhead entrance maybe closed, but Wirral can alternatively be reached via the Wallasey entrance, which is signposted in Liverpool city centre.

From the Wallasey exit, take the slip road to the left, and follow the signs for Docks and Birkenhead (A5027). Follow to the junction just beyond Birkenhead Park train station and turn left at the traffic lights onto Conway Street. Follow to the next set of traffic lights and continue on to the junction with Exmouth Street and turn right.

Follow up to Birkenhead town centre before reaching the junction with Borough Road, and turn right. Follow signs to Prenton Park which is approximately five minutes from here.

Further information on all the above can be found at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Pages/Welcome.aspx or at www.merseytunnels.co.uk

Further detailed directions in general can be found at www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp

Using the Buses

A variety of bus services pass or take you close to Prenton Park, and are served from both Birkenhead town centre and Liverpool city centre.

From Liverpool: 403, 413, 423 (all towards Seacombe Ferry), 464 (New Ferry), 471 and 472 (both Heswall/Barnston) Arriva CrossRiver services, while Stagecoach also operate a 471 and 472 service (towards Heswall/Barnston) – all of which can be boarded at Sir Thomas Street in the city centre. All these buses pass through Conway Park Bus Station in Birkenhead town centre.

From Birkenhead: All the above can be used, plus the 41 and 42 (both Woodchurch Estate), 82 and 83 (both West Kirby).

Further details can be found at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travelling-around/route-maps/Pages/Bus.aspx

Using the Railways

The main line access is via Liverpool Lime Street or Chester. Train times and prices using main line trains can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

From either of these, connections are with Merseyrail Underground (Wirral Line). Train times and prices using the Merseyrail Underground can be found at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Using National Express to Birkenhead

National Express do operate certain services via Birkenhead town centre from outside Merseyside. The bus stop is adjacent to both Conway Park bus station and Conway Park (Merseyrail) train station, both of which are located in Birkenhead town centre.

Services, times and prices can be found at www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

Travelling in from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

A direct bus service also operates between Liverpool city centre and the airport, and via Liverpool South Parkway main line train station – Number 500 (Arriva AirLink) or Number 86A – the travel time being approximately one hour. Directions from to Prenton Park from Liverpool city centre can then be taken as in ‘Using the Buses’ and ‘Using the Railways’.

Local Taxi Ranks

The following taxi rank offer services around Wirral, and also from Liverpool city centre:

Argyle Park 0151 201 1111

Matchday parking

Prenton Park has a large main car park facility to accommodate both cars, coaches and mini buses.

Spaces can be booked in advance, or purchased on the day (subject to availability) priced £5.00 per car or £10.00 per mini-bus/coach. A limited disabled parking facility is available, but must be booked in advance.

Please contact 03330 144 452 or email tickets@tranmererovers.co.uk

Limited street parking is available within the vicinity of the stadium, and ask you to record any restriction notices and respect all those residents living close by.

Restaurants, fast food outlets and cafés

Our new Platinum Lounge within the Main Stand at Prenton Park welcomes both home and away supporters. This facility offers three-course meals served before kick-off, and tea and coffee at half time. To book, or for further details, please contact 03330 144 452 or email tickets@tranmererovers.co.uk

The FanZone welcomes all supporters and will be set up on matchdays in the Director’s Car Park, in front of the Main Stand. Here you will find a number of stands selling a variety of food and drink as well as live entertainment and activities in the build-up to the game. Further details are available via the official website at www.tranmererovers.co.uk

Matchday food also is available at Prenton Park from various kiosks located around the stadium, including the visitors section which also includes bar facilities. Additionally, a variety of food outlets are available in the vicinity of the stadium:

Eastern Delight (located on Borough Road very close to stadium) – Chinese and English takeaway. Tel: 0151 608 0862.

Georgios (located on Borough Road very close to stadium) – Fish and chips and English Takeaway. Tel: 0151 609 0000.

Wirral Takeaway (located on Borough Road very close to stadium) – English and Chinese meals, pizza, kebabs and burgers. Tel: 0151 608 5884.

Captain Tony’s (on Borough Road very close to stadium) – American style pizza and accessories. Tel: 0151 608 0008.

The Birch Tree (adjacent to the stadium main entrance) – Flame grill restaurant chain. For further details visit the official website at www.flaminggrillpubs.com/pub/birch-tree-birkenhead/p0281/

McDonald’s (approximately 1¼ miles from the stadium, within Birkenhead town centre) – Sat Nav Postcode: CH41 6EB.

KFC (approximately 1½ miles from the stadium) – Sat Nav Postcode: CH42 1LG.

Subway (located on Woodchurch Road, about 10 minutes’ walk from the stadium) – Sat Nav Postcode: CH42 8PQ.

Venezia (opposite the stadium, on Prenton Road West) – Italian restaurant. Bookings in advance are advised. Tel: 0151 608 9212.

Ruhi Balti House (around three minute walk from the stadium, located halfway along Woodchurch Lane) – Indian restaurant. Bookings in advance advised. Tel: 0151 609 1718.

Fat Mama’s (around five minute walk from the stadium, located at the top of Woodchurch Lane) – Mediterranean restaurant. Bookings in advance advised, but not necessary. Tel: 0151 608 4200.

Tesco Express (located on Borough Road very close to stadium). Open 7.00-11.00pm every day of the week.

Co-Operative Food (located on Borough Road very close to stadium). Open 7.00am-10.00pm every day of the week.

Co-Operative Food (located on The Wiend, five minute walk from stadium). Open 7.00am-10.00pm every day of the week.

Pubs

The Cowshed Stand has bar facilities available to visiting supporters, which are open prior to kick off and at half time. There are also amenities outside the stadium:

Aldo’s which is located at the stadium, and behind the Kop Stand, has entrances from both Borough Road and from the Main Car Park/Prentonian car park gate. This opens from 12.00pm until kick off, and after the game – all visiting supporters are all welcome.

Pubs also within the vicinity of the ground are:

The Birch Tree (adjacent to the stadium main entrance). Food is also available here. Website: www.flaminggrillpubs.com/pub/birch-tree-birkenhead/p0281/

Prenton Park (opposite to the stadium main, on the corner of Prenton Road West and Borough Road).

Halfway House (five minute walk, adjacent to the intersection of Woodchurch Lane and Storeton Road). Food is also available. Website: www.thehalfwayhousebirkenhead.co.uk

The Sportsman’s (five minute walk, crossing Borough Road, and at the top end of Prenton Road East). Website: www.thesportsmansarmsbirkenhead.co.uk

Visiting Wirral

If you’re planning to make your stay that bit longer, accommodation and places of possible interest to visit are within easy reach of the stadium and the surrounding areas.

Further information can be found at www.visitwirral.com

If there is something you think we could include or any website addresses needing to be changed, please inform us via email at info@tranmererovers.co.uk or tonyc@tranmererovers.co.uk

We wish you a safe journey, and thank you for visiting Prenton Park.

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