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Home to Shrewsbury Town since the start of the 2007/08 season, the Croud Meadow was the realisation of a long-term ambition to relocate the club by chairman Roland Wycherley MBE.

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 MBE 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 Greenhous Meadow in a deal that ran to the end of the 2016-17 season. In July 2017 it was announced that the stadium would be named the Montgomery Waters Meadow in a deal with Church Stretton-based Montgomery Waters.

Shrewsbury-based digital marketing agency Croud were next to see their name adorn the signs and the stadium became The Croud Meadow in June 2023.

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 that sealed a 1-0 win over Bradford City in League Two in August 2007.

The record crowd to watch a league match at the Montgomery Waters Meadow is 9,510 against Wolves in September 2013. The highest crowd for a cup match came against Chelsea in October 2014 when 10,210 fans crammed into the stadium.

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.

Croud Meadow has also proved a popular venue with the Football Association 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 Croud 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.

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