Capacity: 20,229 (all seated)
Address: Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HJ
Telephone: 0115 952 9000
Fax: 0115 955 3994
Ticket Office: 0115 955 7210
Pitch Size: 114 x 76 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Magpies
Year Ground Opened: 1910
Undersoil Heating: No
Shirt Sponsors: Will Vary Through Season*
Kit Manufacturer: Puma
All Areas Of The Ground*
Over 60’s £14
Under 22’s £14
Under 18’s £7
Under 16’s £5
Under 12’s £1
Under 7’s Free**
* These ticket prices are for tickets purchased in advance on matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the match cost £2 more (except Under 12’s which remain at £1)
** Cannot be ordered online.
A total of 100 spaces available at pitch level, in front of the Sirrel, Pavis and family stands.
47,310 v York City
FA Cup 6th Round, 12th March 1955.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record
16, 952 v Tottenham Hotspur, 26th October 1994.
2018-2019: 7,357 (League Two)
2017-2018: 7,911 (League Two)
2016-2017: 5,970 (League Two)
During the early 1990’s the ground was completely rebuilt, creating an attractive all-seater stadium. Although the ground comprises four separate stands, it is quite smart looking. Both sides are single tiered stands, the larger of which is the Derek Pavis Stand. This is the Main Stand containing the Directors Area and having the players tunnels and team dugouts at its front.
Opposite is the Jimmy Sirrel Stand which has a gable on its roof reminiscent of those old grounds, where they were once a common sight. At one end is the large Kop Stand, which can house up to 5,400 supporters. Again this is a newish stand with excellent facilities. The other end is the smaller, covered Family Stand. This stand has one sizeable solitary supporting pillar, which may affect your view as it is situated right at the front of the stand in the middle.
This stand also has a small electric scoreboard on its roof. The stadium is completed with a set of four modern floodlight pylons. Outside the stadium, there is a statue of Notts County legends Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler (see the section below to see a photo of the statue). Away fans are housed on one side of the Jimmy Sirrel Stand, located on one side of the ground. The normal allocation for this area will be around 1,300, although this can be increased for cup games.
Leave the M1 at Junction 26 and take the A610 towards Nottingham and then follow the signs for Melton Mowbray. Turn left before the River Trent in to Meadow Lane. Parking is available at the Cattle Market (opposite the away end) which costs £3.50 a car or at Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft depot (NG2 3AH) at £4 a car. The depot is a five minute walk from Meadow Lane, located just off London Road (A60), opposite Hooters. The entrance is signposted with banners and is manned by security guards throughout the match. Streets around the ground have a number of on-street pay and display displays, but these need to be paid via telephone or via the RingGo App. Check lamposts for information. Free street parking is available further away. Martin Breslin informs me; ‘There is a relatively new, secure multi-storey car park at Nottingham Railway Station which offers match day parking at £5 all day on Saturdays and £3.50 evenings (after 6pm). You enter the car park via Queens Road’. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near in the local area via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
Park & Ride
If you would prefer not to drive into Nottingham centre, then there is a ‘Park and Ride’ scheme now in operation. If leaving the M1 at Junction 24 and following the A453 towards Nottingham, then the Clifton South Park & Ride site is clearly signposted. If coming in from the North and leaving the M1 at Junction 25 and following the A52 towards Nottingham, then the Totan Lane Park & Ride signposted off the first roundabout you reach. Parking is free and then you can take a tram to Nottingham Railway Station. If you show your matchday ticket then you can buy a tram ‘event’ ticket for £2 return, otherwise it costs £4 return for Adults and Under 19’s £2.30. Please note that you need to purchase your ticket before getting on the tram. The journey time into Nottingham is 15 minutes and trams run every 10 minutes (or less) during the day and every 15 minutes in the evenings. The service runs until midnight.
Post Code for Sat Nav: NG2 3HJ
The Supporters Club called the ‘Broken Wheelbarrow’ (named after a fans song) at the ground and the nearby Trent Navigation Inn on Meadow Lane, tend to be for home fans only. So it is either a case of going for a drink on the other side of the River Trent (by the Forest ground) or near the train station/in the city centre. Both areas are around a 10-15 minute walk away.
Probably the nearest pub would be the Southbank Bar as Steve from the Pie Fanzine website informs me; ‘Just on the other side of Trent Bridge (although mercifully facing away from that rusting monstrosity with a red tree painted on the side!) is the Southbank Bar. It serves excellent food and has sport on the numerous televisions; three real ales are offered here including one from the tiny local Mallards brewery’. A little further on up from this pub near to the cricket ground is the ‘Trent Bridge Inn’ which is a Wetherspoons pub.’
If arriving by train then just across from the front of the station down Queensbridge Road is the “Vat and Fiddle” situated next door to the Castle Rock micro-brewery. It offers ten real ales, food and children are welcome’. It is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Whilst Tim Cooke a travelling Millwall fan has a different angle (so to speak); ‘definitely one for the lads! Hooters (on the main road A6011, on the outskirts of the city centre, you can’t miss it!) has very nice waitresses wearing just enough to cover things up, serves lovely beer, and great food’. It is quite popular on matchdays so it is advisable to pre-book a table.
If you have a bit of time on your hands, then I would suggest that you check out the ‘Olde Trip To Jerusalem’. This historic pub dates back to the 12th century and some of the rooms are ‘cave like’ having been carved out of the rock that Nottingham Castle is situated upon. Add real ale, food and a small beer garden, then it is certainly worth a visit. It is about a five minute walk away from the train station. As you come out of the station turn right. At the top of the road turn left and then take the second right into Castle Road. Just tucked away on the left is the pub.
There is also the Waterfront complex of bars (including a Wetherspoons outlet) which is a short walk from the train station. As you come out of the station turn right and cross over to the other side of the road (As you cross the bridge going over the canal you can see the complex). At the top of the road turn left and the Waterfront complex is just down on the left, located behind the buildings on the main road.
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Thanks Jamie. I’m covering all our Vanarama grounds before the season begins – I hope Notts County won’t be with us too long (in the nicest sense), good luck!
Great article very comprehensive! 👍
Regarding the tram you can also get a group ticket for £5 ( upto 2 adults and upto 3) after 4pm and at weekends and back holidays 🤗 and a tenner at other times.
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