Although many fans refer to Crewe Alexandra’s stadium as Gresty Road, officially it is known as Alexandra Stadium. © 2020 Football Tripper All Rights reserved. They are still at Gresty Road but the ground is officially known as The Alexandra Stadium. Alexandra Stadium’s Address for satnav is as follows: At Gresty Road there is a decent sized purpose built car park which has space for exactly 564 vehicles. This suite … Saturday Matches: 9.00 am until 3.00 pm and then for 30 minutes after the full time whistle. Gresty Road began life in a very modest fashion. A new main stand was constructed on the southern side however it was destroyed by fire in 1932. Formed in 1877 and named after Princess Alexandra, Crewe were one of the founding members of the Second Division of the Football League when it formed in 1892. Below is a seating plan of Crewe Alexandra's Alexandra Stadium: The ground is made up of the following four parts: Away Stand (North), Family Stand (East), The Main Stand (South) and Home Stand (West). Before the ground was restructured in the 1990's it managed a record capacity of 20,000 when Tottenham Hotspur arrived for an FA Cup match in 1960. 37 Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6AF (01270 583 193). The impressive new main stand, which officially opened in August 1999 increased the overall capacity to just over 10,000. The ground’s capacity peaked in the 1960s when 20,000 fans attended an FA Cup match against Tottenham on 30th January 2006. The refurbished Alexandra Suite, meanwhile, can welcome up to 100 people and is wheelchair accessible. ... Interestingly Crewe Alexandra don’t sell tickets online at present. That’s a shame because the ground is steeped in history and it would be fascinating to see things like the dressing rooms, players’ tunnel and dugouts. Dating back to 1906, the home of the Railway Men has a current capacity of 10,153 with a complete rebuild of all four stands occurring in the 1990s. There is also space for 65 home disabled supporters with wheelchair access and a lift facility available. Copyright © Football-Stadiums.co.uk 2015-2020 - Do Not Reproduce Without Permission | About - Contact - Advertising - Privacy, 4-6 Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire, England, W2 6DY. Alexandra Stadium is built very much in the ‘English Style’, with a stand on each side of the pitch. This has been agreed by the club to satisfy the demands of travelling support in the First Division. On Gresty Road itself there are one or two food trucks which sell the standard fayre, as is the case inside the stadium. Instead a new ground was built a short distance to the West of the Rec ground. The first area to undergo redevelopment was the decaying Railway End of the stadium. Car - Alexandra Stadium is just off the M6, with Junction 16 offering the easiest access. The modern Gresty Road came together in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster, when the Taylor Report into the disaster decreed that stadiums should become all-seater affairs. The main stand was rebuilt during the 1999-2000 season with a capacity of 6,809 at an estimated cost of £5.2 million. Here are some of our favourites: Gresty Road was virtually entirely rebuilt in the 1990s and up to the turn of the Millennium, so it’s sort of new but also sort of showing its age. A pernickety difference, perhaps, but there was actually a ground on Gresty Road that was called Alexandra Recreation Ground, with Crewe playing there on and off from their formation in 1887 until the current ground opened in 1906. Alexandra Stadium is built very much in the ‘English Style’, with a stand on each side of the pitch. Andrew Smith [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. It’s a Victorian red-brick hotel and welcomes home and away supporters. Focusing on Nantwich Road once again there is an embarrassment of cheap and cheerful fast food places such as TJS Fish & Chips and Apos Kebab House. Weekday evening matches: 9.00 am until 7.45 pm. This will only operate for certain high profile games. Tickets to see the Railwaymen at home can either be purchase via phone (01270 252610), in person at the ticket office at the stadium which is located at the club shop during weekdays, or within the main stand on the day of home fixtures. Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the stadium. Underneath the main stand we now have all our administration offices, club shop, and ticket office area. Less than half a mile from the ground is this Best Western that offers a restaurant, a bar, a business centre and meeting rooms. Both Manchester and Liverpool are reasonably close, as is Chester. The Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Stand is also home to the newly refurbished control room, the base for the safety officer and our closed circuit television system and PA system. By Air - Both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport are close to Crewe, with Manchester probably offering the better public transport options as there is a direct train from the airport to Crewe. In the wake of the Hillsborough disaster the club recognised the importance of becoming all-seater, and chose to renovate each stand. The most likely development at Gresty Road in the foreseeable future will be the redevelopment of The Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Stand. To comply with the Taylor report of 1990, the stadium became all-seater prior to the start of the 1999/2000 season. The home ground of Crewe Alexandra, it has an all-seated capacity of 10,153. There is also a spacious lounge, guestroom and boardroom, which are all used on a matchday and for non-footballing events. The Italian-English manager spent a 24-year spell at the club from 1983 until 2007 before co-managing the team alongside Steve Holland until December 2008. The completion of the Main Stand also saw new dressing rooms, a treatment room, doctor's room and officials room constructed, as well as a player's lounge and the manager's matchday office. The ancient turnstiles you are required to pass through give you the first indication of this, and once you are in the stand itself, the old support beams for the roof provide further confirmation of the structures antiquity. It was entirely rebuilt during the off-season in 1999, gaining a capacity of just under 7000 at a cost of about £5.2 million. It’s not exactly a sports bar but it will welcome supporters from both teams. The room allows up to 25 circular tables which ideally seat 8-10 comfortably. Alternatively, please email email@example.com - note that live chat is recommended for the quickest response on a matchday. Here are some of our favourite hotels that are reasonably close to the ground: As an old-style railway town it’s fair to say that there are a number of good drinking establishments in Crewe. TRAVEL BY TRAIN: Crewe Alexandra is just a five minute walk from Crewe train station, with great links to the country it's easy to get here. The Main Stand At the end of 1998, the redevelopment of the south area of the ground began which culminated in the building of the magnificent Main Stand, which was completed and ready for use by August 1999. Alexandra Stadium is located between Gresty Road which is where the popular nickname comes, and the railway line, approximately 1.1 miles south of Crewe city centre. Taxi - Given the ground’s proximity to the railway station it’s almost entirely pointless to get a taxi. Family Ticket: £22.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children). View the embedded image gallery online at: The ibis Styles hotel is about a mile from the ground and has seven meeting rooms, a restaurant, a bar, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The only major trophy that the club can boast about is the Football League Trophy that they won in 2013. Although we have no confirmation that Ice Cream is in fact on sale within the concourse, we understand that it can get cold during the winter as the stand is not shared with home supporters, thus increasing the exposure to the elements. Gresty Road Crewe Alexanda v. Norwich City 1998 - Martin Thirkettle [. There is also some on-street parking in the vicinity, though make sure you keep an eye out for parking restrictions. These stands often change their names due to sponsorship. He then took charge of the club again from October 2009 until November 2011. Memberships cost different amounts for different age bands, but they offer a significant saving on ticket prices if you attend the match on a regular basis. It can host a party of up to 300 people. Telephone: 01270 213014. The Brocklebank is a member of the Brewers Fayre chain of pubs and is a family friendly place that serves delicious food and standard drinks. Other things that affect the cost of tickets: your age and disability status and whether or not you are a member. In order to use the live chat functionality you need to opt into live chat cookies. With a capacity of 996 this arrangement lasted until August 1999 when the behind-the-goal stand was given back to Crewe Alexandra Supporters. It will also always be known as The Last Orders Inn to locals. You’ll soon see signs for the ground as well as the ground itself. As the stand rarely sells out you can usually shuffle around in seats if the pillars are proving to be too problematic when trying to watch the match, although the lack of alcohol on sale inside this part of the stadium is probably a larger bone of contention. When the club first moved into the stadium there weren’t any stands, with embankments surrounding the perimeter of the pitch rather than stands. Across the rail road tracks to the east of Crewe’s stadium there is a Holiday Inn Express and a Premier Inn Central hotel which can be cheaper if you have a voucher or book in advance. Less than five minutes walk from the ground is this hotel with a really good bar, or five of them, as it happens. A number of seats for the partially sighted and their carers are available where via the Hospital Broadcast Unit a full commentary of the game is available by using the headphone units situated at that end of the ground. The Executive Suite, for example, overlooks the pitch and can house up to the 50 people. Bus - As it’s so close to the centre of Crewe there aren’t really any specific bus's that you’re recommended to get. There is a pay and display car park at the stadium that has 564 spaces and a cost of £3.50 per stay. The popular Gresty Road, provides the best singing atmosphere on a matchday and can also cater for 7 disabled supporters and their helpers. Here are some of the more common transport methods you’ll want to consider: Train - Crewe Alexandra Railway Station is just five minutes away from the ground for even a slow walker. At the time of writing there are no tours of Alexandra Stadium on offer. For most people the team will always be associated with Gresty Road, their home since 1906. The opening times for store are as follows: You can also buy Crewe Alexandra Merchandise online here. The Club operates a shop at The Alexandra Stadium in addition to their own 24 7 online site, The Alexandra Store. A direct train from London will take between an hour and a half to just under three hours, depending on the carrier. There are places on the concourses to buy food and drink and so on, as well as a number of toilets, but it’s not the sort of place you would want to spend a long time at. Alexandra Stadium Seating Plan & Where to Sit. Add Gresty Road (The Alexandra Stadium) to your football ground map and create an online map of the grounds you have visited. The single-tier structure, formerly known as The Popular Side, has been earmarked for re-structuring as a two-tiered stand featuring executive boxes. Technically called The Cheshire Inn after a recent refurbishment, this pub offers a friendly welcome, a good drinks selection and loads of screens to watch live sport on. Weston Road, Crewe, CW1 6FX (01270 212 432). Crewe Alexandra Football Club have a long and illustrious history. The open-plan suite measures approximately 40m x 12½m and is ideally suited to the larger party of up to 350. The second which is slightly further along is called The Last Orders Inn which is smaller in size and generally caters to fans of real Ale. Pretty much any bus that goes through the centre will do the job for you, to be honest. The stadium now boasts some of the best facilities in the Football League and along with the newly control room and PA rooms.