Crewe Alexandra

Contacts:

Address Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6EB
Telephone No. 01270 213 014
Fax No. 01270 216 320
Official Website http://www.crewealex.net/
Twitter Page https://twitter.com/crewealexfc
Club Forum http://boards.footymad.net/crewealexandra-mad/

 

Miscellaneous:

Ground Facilities Club shop, Clubhouse
Capacity 10,066 (all seated)
 
Home Kit 

Red shirts, White shorts & Blue socks

 

Away Kit 

White shirts and Black shorts. White socks

 

Directions:

By Car:

Leave the M6 at Junction 16 and take the A5020 towards Crewe. Follow this road right into Crewe. At the roundabout junction with the A534, Nantwich Road, turn left. Gresty Road is down past the Railway Station on the left. Just before you reach this island on Weston Road, you will see a sign pointing to the right, which displays; 'Away Supporters On Street Parking'. This directs you to an industrial estate on the right of the road (you will also see the Volkswagen dealership, L C Charles on the front of it). It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the ground from here. Otherwise at the ground behind the Main Stand is a pay and display car park which holds 560 cars and costs £3.50 for the day. Obviously this fills up quite quickly on matchdays.


By Train
The ground is only a few minutes walk from the train station. As you come out of the Railway Station turn left and Gresty Road is down the road on your left.

 

 

General Information:

Although many fans refer to Crewe Alexandra’s stadium as Gresty Road, officially it is known as Alexandra Stadium. The distinction may sound slightly pedantic, however there has actually been two different stadiums located on Gresty Road, the original Alexandra Recreation Ground, and the current one Alexandra Stadium.

Crewe started out playing at Alexandra Recreation Ground however they temporarily left this stadium towards the end of the 1895-1896 season, choosing to play at a variety of local venues such as Sandbach instead. However less than a year later the club returned to their old Recreation ground in 1897.

The club continued to play here until 1906 when Crewe received a compulsory purchase order and were forced to abandon the pitch so that a new railway line could be constructed. The new stadium on Gresty Road was shifted a short distance away from the original, to the west.

New Gresty Road at the beginning consisting of very modest facilities, with embankments surrounding the perimeter of the pitch instead of stands. A new main stand was constructed on the southern side however it was destroyed by fire in 1932. The ground’s capacity peaked in the 1960s when 20,000 fans attended an FA Cup match against Tottenham on 30th January 2006.

Today, Gresty Road is a relatively contemporary stadium having been completely rebuilt in the 1990s. In the wake of the Hillsborough disaster the club recognised the importance of becoming all-seater, and chose to renovate each stand. The main stand was rebuilt during the 1999-2000 season with a capacity of 6,809 at an estimated cost of £5.2 million.


 

Admission Prices for 2015/16

All Areas Of The Ground

Adults £22
Over 60's £17
Under 17's £10.50
Under 11's £6.50

PROGRAMME PRICE
Official Programme £3


 

Last Season: 24th, Football League One

Average Attendance: 4,551

A Fans View:

Visiting fans are housed in the delightfully sounding Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Stand which is capable of holding up to 1,680 supporters. 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.

The Ice Cream Stand which runs for the length of the pitch along the northside appears to be quite dated in appearance. 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.

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.