Shrewsbury Town's Greenhous Meadow stadium
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Shrewsbury Town's Home Stadium In Shropshire
Home to Shrewsbury Town since the start of the 2007/08 season, the
Greenhous Meadow stadium was the realisation of a long-term ambition
to relocate the Club by Chairman Roland Wycherley.
The Club's previous home, the picturesque Gay Meadow on the banks
of the River Severn, was struggling to cope with the modern day
requirements of housing a Football League club, understandably so
after 97 years.
And so, come the summer of 2007, Shrewsbury were on the move to
the southern outskirts of the county town to begin an exciting new
chapter in the Club's history.
With an all-seated capacity of 9,875, the biggest of the stands is the
West Stand, behind which the main Manchester to Cardiff railway line
runs, which boasts 3,317 seats.
Opposite is the Roland Wycherley Stand, named after the Chairman,
with 2,741 seats. It is also home to the Sovereign Club where members
enjoy pre-match and post-match hospitality in impressive surroundings,
while eight executive boxes can also help make the matchday experience
even more special.
The home end is the Salop Leisure Stand with 1,955 seats and away
fans are housed in the North Stand with 1,796 available seats. The control
room is also at this end of the ground along with the scoreboard.
The stadium was without an official name for its first season but was then
known as the Prostar Stadium for two years before switching to the
The first match to be played at the stadium on Oteley Road was a friendly
in July 2007, with Shrewsbury beating an A-Line All Stars XI featuring the
likes of Gianfraco Zola and Gustavo Poyet 4-0.
Dave Hibbert opened the scoring in that game and also had the honour of
scoring the first competitive goal at the stadium, a penalty which sealed a
1-0 win over Bradford City in League Two in August 2007.
The record crowd to watch a match at the Greenhous Meadow is 9,441
for the promotion-clinching 1-0 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge in
But the biggest crowd to attend an event at the stadium was more than
15,000 for a concert held by Sir Elton John in June 2011.
Greenhous Meadow has also proved a popular venue with the Football
Assocation with Shrewsbury staging three internationals for the senior
women's side plus an England under-20 and under-19 international for
the men's teams.
The move to a new stadium has helped raise Shrewsbury Town's profile
and has been a catalyst for a host of exciting new signings to join the
Club, the impressive facilities on offer acting as a major draw card.
Off the field, the stadium continues to help generate valuable income
streams with the Greenhous Meadow now renowned as one of the top
hospitality venues in Shropshire.
Its banqueting and conference facilities ensure the stadium is often a hive
of activity, even on non-matchdays.