Useful information ahead of Latics' visit to Shrewsbury.
- Latics travel to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday in Sky Bet League One.
- Tickets SOLD OUT with 1,540 Latics supporters heading to Shropshire.
- More information on travel and parking.
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2016
Over 1,500 Latics supporters are set to make the trip to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday for the 3.00pm kick off in Sky Bet League One, with tickets NOT available on the day after they sold out on March 18.
Latics will be visiting Greenhous Meadow for the first time in their history at the weekend, with the stadium only opened in 2007, so we've compiled some information to try and make your visit a little bit easier.
TRAVEL: BY ROAD
Postcode for Sat Nav - SY2 6ST
PARK AND RIDE
The Shirehall (Abbey Foregate); The Shirehall Overflow Car Park, Harlescott Park and Ride Site.
Dedicated Park and Ride buses will only operate from The Shirehall and Harlescott Park and Ride Site for high profile games. For details please refer to the Shrewsbury Town website.
Parking at these sites is FREE. Adults will be charged £3.50 from the town centre and £3.00 from The Shirehall for the return journey. Children (under 16 - ID may be requested) accompanied by an adult will be charged £1.00. Please be mindful of people living near the park and ride sites and please take home your litter.
If a particular car park is full please seek alternative parking at one of the sites listed below.
A. The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate (2.7 miles from stadium)
Entrance to this site off Abbey Foregate only. From the A5 (East and Westbound); A49 (south) and all other main routes into Shrewsbury take the A5064 along London Road to the Column roundabout. Take the third exit from the roundabout and the first turning right into the Shirehall car park.
B. The Shirehall Overflow Car Park, London Road (2.7 miles from stadium)
Follow directions to London Road as above. Before you reach the roundabout the car park is on your right-hand side. Proceed to The Shirehall main car park for the bus.
C. Harlescott Park and Ride Site, Harlescott, Shrewsbury
Follow the signs 'Harlescott Park and Ride'.
TRAVEL: ON FOOT
From Shrewsbury Town Centre, proceed to the English Bridge and at the first set of traffic lights, turn right into Coleham Head. Continue on the main road which is Belle Vue Road and Hereford Road, until you reach the BP Garage on your left, which is close to Meole Brace Roundabout. From Meole Brace Roundabout or Old Potts Way supporters have a choice of either using the footpaths on either side of Oteley Road or the public right of way from the underpass at the back of Meole Brace Retail Park which gives access to the stadium at the rear of the west stand.
PARK AND WALK
D. Sutton Grange Nursery, Oteley Road
Parking on this site is organised by the Club and is available to PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY. Vehicles will be required to turn left on leaving the site. Applications for permits can be made to the Football Club.
E. The Brooklands Hotel
Parking fee is £5 per vehicle to be handed to the car park stewards for which a car park ticket will be given and must be displayed in a prominent position in the vehicle. Vehicles will be required to turn left on leaving the site.
F. Pritchard's Garage, Hereford Road
Parking fee is £5.00 per vehicle to be handed to the car park steward.
TRAVEL: BY RAIL
The railway station is two miles from the stadium. On leaving the railway station proceed to the bus station (300 yards) to travel on the Express Bus Service or Arriva operated services.
PROHIBITED PARKING AREAS:
Oteley Road - (It is illegal to park on grass verges)
Sutton Road and Sutton Estate - (Sutton Road and all side roads are within a controlled parking zone on match days. Only residents with permits are allowed to park on the roads. At all times on match days parking is prohibited. Supporters who ignore the Order will be given parking fines.)
Meole Brace Estate / Meole Village - (Residents parking only in these areas.) / Meole Brace Retail Park / Meole Brace Park and Ride Car Park and Approach - (All of the areas concerned are regularly patrolled on match days by parking enforcement officers.)
Referee: Nicholas Kinseley
Assistant referee 1: John Law
Assistant referee 2: Darren Strain
Fourth official: Michael Hanley
Latics will wear their black away kit, with red goalkeeper kit.
Information gathered from shrewsburytown.com
- Latics play Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday 2 April in all-ticket match.
- Away allocation of 1,540 sold out and supporters without tickets urged not to travel.
- Supporters reminded about use of flares and pitch encroachment.
With Latics having sold out their allocation of 1,540, no tickets will be available to away supporters on the day and those without tickets are being urged not to make the trip.
Ashley Keyte, Greater Manchester Police Football Liaison Officer, said: “We have been working closely with West Mercia Police in Shrewsbury in the build up to the game because the safety of all supporters is our number one priority.
“The game is all-ticket and there will be no away sales on the day, so the message is clear, if you haven’t got a ticket, please don’t travel.”
Supporters are also being reminded about the use of pyrotechnics including flares and smoke grenades, as well as pitch encroachment.
David Sharpe, Wigan Athletic Chairman, said: “The support this season has been unbelievable and you have travelled to games in big numbers. You’ve really got behind the team and created a brilliant atmosphere at away games, and you have been a real credit to the club.
“However, we must not allow the behaviour of a tiny minority affect the club’s good reputation. The use of flares and smoke devices and entering the field of play are illegal and could result both in the club being punished and the individuals appearing in court and getting football banning orders.
“So let’s all be sensible. Be loud, get behind Gary and the players, but of course stay within the law. We are all looking forward to a great climax to the season and the supporters will be a massive part of that. Enjoy Shrewsbury on Saturday, Up the Tics.”