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A Guide To Prenton Park

Posted: Tue 10 Jul 2012

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Prenton Park
Prenton Road West
CH42 9PY

A brief history:

Rovers moved to Prenton Park in 1912, with the first match being played against Lancaster Town in the Lancashire Combination. There were stands on boths side of the pitch, a paddock and three open terraces, the general format which remained until 1994.

By 1968 the Main Stand was in poor condition and in need of replacement. As a result the existing Main Stand was erected. Six years later, the Sports Centre behind the Kop was opened, while in 1979, the terracing on the Cowshed and Paddock was concreted.

Under the Chairmanship of Peter Johnson, the Tranmere Suite was added to the Main Stand in 1988, with the Dixie Dean Suite, Bunny Bell Bar and Dave Russell Restaurant added soon after.

But the biggest change of all began in 1994. With the Taylor Report forcing a move to all seater stadia, work began at Prenton Park on the demolition of the Kop, Cowshed and Borough Road stands. In their place three new stands were built to take the ground into its existing state and the capacity to almost 17,000, with the Borough Road Stand since renamed the Johnny King Stand, after the former Rovers manager.


Kop Stand: Maximum capacity: 5,696, Facilities: Fast food

Johnny King Stand: Maximum capacity: 2,414, Facilities: Fast food

Cowshed Stand (away supporters): Maximum capacity: 2,500, Facilities: Fast food, licenced bar

Main Stand: Maximum capacity: 3,598, Facilities: Fast food, licenced bars plus -
Tranmere Suite: bar, hot meals; Vice President's Suite: bar, hot meals; Dixie Dean Suite: bar, hot food; Dave Russell Restaurant: hot meals.

Town Paddock: Maximum capacity: 1,209

Bebington Paddock: Maximum capacity: 1,122 (+28 disabled)

Total capacity: 16,567 

Club Shop:

The Club Shop sells a wide range of Tranmere Rovers merchandise and is open all year round as follows: 

* Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm.
* Saturday (Tranmere at home): 10.00am - kick off and Club Shop open for 30 minutes after the final whistle.
* Saturday (Tranmere away): 10.00am - 1.00pm.
* Midweek matchdays: 9.30am - kick off and Club Shop open for 30 minutes after the final whistle.
During the close season the shop is not open on Saturdays.
The morning after midweek home matches, the Club will open at 10.30am.