Getting There

Shrewsbury Town Football Club,
Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road,
Shrewsbury, Shropshire,
United Kingdom, SY2 6ST

Based on Oteley Road, Montgomery Waters Meadow has been the home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club since 2007.

By Car

Post Code for SAT NAV: SY2 6ST

From the Stroud area the journey on a good day is about 2 hours.

At the end of the M54 continue onto the A5. After about seven miles, there is a traffic island which is at the junction with the A49. Bear left at this island still following the A5. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the B4380 (Thieves Lane). Continue along Thieves Lane going straight over two roundabouts, and this will lead you into Oteley Road. You will reach the stadium down further down Oteley Road on the left.

Useful link on directions etc .First Time Fan (

Car Parking

For details of car parks and their Sat Nav post codes click here:-

Matchday Travel Plan – Shrewsbury Town

It includes information on parking for the disabled.

On Arrival

The purpose-built stadium has a capacity of 9,875 across four stands. Away supporters are based in the DM Recruitment North Stand. The stand can hold up to 1796 away fans and includes platform seating for disabled fans.

Signage around the stadium complex will guide you to the stand which is situated behind one of the goals.

The Away Stand has its own ticket office which is situated on the outside of the DM Recruitment North Stand.

By Supporters Club Coach

For full details of Away Travel which has changed from last season, this includes pick up times: –

Click here: – FGR Away Travel – Forest Green Rovers Supporters Club (

For further information, including pickup point locations

Away travel arrangements 22/23 – Forest Green Rovers Supporters Club (

Book coach ticket with your match ticket from FGR. Please try to book as early as possible.

25% discount for FGR Supporters Club members – book by phone to get this.

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By phone on 0333 123 1889 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 3pm.

By Train

The train takes about 3 hours 15 minutes and involves a couple of changes,

Shrewsbury Railway Station is just over two miles away from the Stadium, so if you do decide to walk it is going to take around 40 minutes.  A taxi up to the ground cost about £5 (although taxis at the station can sometimes be scarce, so you may wish to find the number of a local firm before you go)

Alternatively, you can catch the Meole Brace Park & Ride service (operated by Arriva) from the railway station which takes you to the Meole Brace Retail Park, which is close to the stadium. Services on Saturday afternoons run every ten minutes and the cost of a ticket is £1.60.

There is a Football Special Bus Service (Arriva) that runs from the Town Centre Bus Station up to the stadium, which costs £2.50, In addition, bus service numbers 8, 16, 23, 25 and 544/546 all stop near to the stadium. The Football Special Bus Service promptly departs from behind the South Stand, ten minutes after the final whistle back to the town centre.

Click here – Matchday Travel Plan – Shrewsbury Town including details of bus services and taxi phone numbers.

The Fan Zone

Food and Drink

Shrewsbury’s ground is situated next to the Meole Brace Retail Park where you can find a number of different food and drink options, including McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Starbucks.

If you are looking for something a little stronger then The Wild Pig Pub and Charles Darwin Pub (SY2 6HN) are the best options. Both are just a 10 to 15-minute walk away from the ground and serve a range of beers, ciders and spirits. They also offer hot meals and matchday parking.

There is a Fanzone which is situated next to the Community Football Hub outside the DM Recruitment stand. The Fanzone plays live music and have food and drink available. It is open to both home and away fans.

Once in the ground there is catering inside the concourse. This includes a selection of Wright’s Pies, Rollover hot dogs, a selection of crisps and chocolate, hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages.

How Are They Doing

Last season Shrewsbury finished 18th in League 1

They are currently 11th in L1 with 35 points.

January Results –

MK Dons   v Shrewsbury (24 Jan 23)

Shrewsbury 5 Cambridge 1

Burton 0 Shrewsbury 4

Shrewsbury 1 Sunderland 2 (FA Cup)

Shrewsbury 0 Fleetwood 3

Top scorers are Christian Saydee (7 goals) & Luke Leahy (8 goals).

The Manager

The Shrewsbury Manager Stephen Cotterill is no stranger to Gloucestershire as he was born in Cheltenham

Cotterill had a nine-year career as a footballer, as a striker, playing for Burton Albion, Wimbledon, Brighton and Bournemouth before becoming a football manager. He began with Irish side Sligo Rovers but after a year he returned to England and took over at his hometown club, Cheltenham Town. He did well at Whaddon Road guiding the club from the sixth tier to the third in five years.

His success at Cheltenham led to Stoke City appointing him as their manager prior to the 2002/03 season. After 13 games as manager, he left to become assistant manager to Howard Wilkinson at Sunderland only to be dismissed from this post with Wilkinson in March 2003 after 27 games in the role.

He joined Burnley in June 2004. After three years at Turf Moor, he moved on to have a short spell at Notts County in 2010 and spent a season-and-a-half at Portsmouth. In October 2011 he was appointed manager at Nottingham Forest guiding the club out of a relegation battle. He was dismissed by Forest in July 2012 after the club was taken over by the Al-Hasawi family. In January 2013, he joined QPR’s coaching staff remaining until the end of the 2012–13 season. Cotterill was appointed manager of Bristol City in December 2013, taking them to the Championship before being dismissed in January 2016. He was manager of Championship club Birmingham City from September 2017 to March 2018. He became Shrewsbury manager in 2020.

Ones to Watch

Luke Leahy

Defensive midfielder Leahy, who also scores goals, joined Shrewsbury in May 21 when Bristol Rovers were relegated from League One. Leahy is originally from Coventry, but a large part of his career has been north of the border with Falkirk.

Dan Udoh

Striker Udoh is a much-travelled player mainly at non-league level. He joined Shrewsbury in May 19. He scored fifteen goals last season including the opening goal against Liverpool at Anfield in a FA Cup 3rd round game on 9 January 2022. However, Shrewsbury went onto lose the game 4-1.

The Shrewsbury Assistant Manager is Aaron Wilbraham who played centre forward at the highest level (25 league appearances, no goals) for C Palace including all 120 minutes of their famous thrashing 1-0 of Watford in the 2013 Championship Play Off Final.

There is a further Palace & FGR connection –  In January 2023 Shrewsbury Town  signed Crystal Palace midfielder Killian Phillips on loan for the remainder of the season. The Irish 20-year-old has made just one senior appearance for Palace so far, having started in their Carabao Cup win against Oxford United in August. Phillips joined the Premier League club from Drogheda United in January 2022 and has scored seven goals in 19 appearances for their under-21 side. So he is an ex-Drogeda team mate of FGR’s new signing goalkeeper Fiachra Pagel.

Rovers Connection

David Davis played for Shrewsbury initially in 2001 on loan from Wolves – 19 appearances, 2 goals and then permanently 2020-21 – 48 appearances 1 goal.

Davis joined FGR from Shrewsbury in June 22.

Former FGR captain, Carl Winchester, is on loan from Sunderland at Shrewsbury. He played 98 times for FGR and scored 10 goals between 2018 & 2021.

Carl Winchester

Club History

Founded in 1886, the club were inaugural members of the Shropshire & District League in 1890. Shrewsbury were admitted into the Football League in 1950 and won promotion out of the Fourth Division at the end of the 1958–59 season. They were promoted again in 1974–75 after being relegated the previous year and went on to win the Third Division title in 1978–79. They returned to the fourth tier following relegations in 1989 and 1992, where they won another league title in 1993–94. The club lost in the 1996 Football League Trophy Final and dropped into non-League football after suffering relegations in 1997 and 2003.

Shrewsbury immediately regained their Football League status after winning the 2004 Conference Play Off Final. They subsequently lost League Two play-off finals in 2007 and 2009 before they won automatic promotion in 20011-12 and again in 2014-15 after relegation in the previous season. They finished as runners-up in the 2018 EFL Trophy Final and 2018 League One Play Off Final.

Coracles and Balls

Cowbunga! – The Annual Shrewsbury Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Lookalike contest.

Television and newspapers regularly used to feature pictures of a man called Fred Davis’ coracles.

Shrewsbury’s long-term home was Gay Meadow (1910 to 2007) next to the River Severn. For many years, Shrewsbury coracle maker Fred Davies achieved legendary status with football fans, by a unique service he and his coracle provided. He would sit in his coracle during Shrewsbury Town home matches and retrieve any stray footballs that went into the River Severn. In 2020 the coracle was returned from Manchester Museum and has now taken pride of place on display in the corner of Shrewsbury Town’s Sovereign Suite at the ground.

Goal Mouth Action at Gay Meadow

An unhappy man at Gay Meadow – Unfortunately, being next to the Severn meant Gay Meadow was famously prone to flooding so the club moved to its present home in 2007.

Safe Standing

In 2018 Shrewsbury Town were the first club in England and Wales to install a safe standing area (capacity 555 persons) at their stadium. This has proved popular with Shrewsbury supporters particularly amongst those who still have concerns about flooding.


Get your coat you’ve pulled!

Shrewsbury’s mascot is imaginatively named Lenny the Lion. In this picture he seems to have pulled Penny the Lion.

Experts have said that technically the Shrewsbury crest actually features leopards not lions; hence the look of shock on Lenny’s face.