The first area to undergo redevelopment was the decaying Railway End of the stadium. Although many fans refer to Crewe Alexandra’s stadium as Gresty Road, officially it is known as Alexandra Stadium. Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, all ticket sales are currently suspended. Alternatively, please email ifollow@efl.com - note that live chat is recommended for the quickest response on a matchday. 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. Gresty Road Crewe Alexanda v. Norwich City 1998 - Martin Thirkettle [. However less than a year later the club returned to their old Recreation ground in 1897. The refurbished Alexandra Suite, meanwhile, can welcome up to 100 people and is wheelchair accessible. The impressive new main stand, which officially opened in August 1999 increased the overall capacity to just over 10,000. Other things that affect the cost of tickets: your age and disability status and whether or not you are a member. Crewe has long been considered to be something of a gateway to the North, so it’s reasonably easy to access from most places in the country. The only major trophy that the club can boast about is the Football League Trophy that they won in 2013. To do this click on the cookie settings button below. Weekday evening matches: 9.00 am until 7.45 pm. It can host a party of up to 300 people. 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. 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. Pretty much any bus that goes through the centre will do the job for you, to be honest. There is also a spacious lounge, guestroom and boardroom, which are all used on a matchday and for non-footballing events. When the club first moved into the stadium there weren’t any stands, with embankments surrounding the perimeter of the pitch rather than stands. The impressive new main stand, which officially opened in August 1999 increased the overall capacity to just over 10,000. Family Ticket: £22.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children). 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. Although many fans refer to Crewe Alexandra’s stadium as Gresty Road, officially it is known as Alexandra Stadium. The home ground of Crewe Alexandra, it has an all-seated capacity of 10,153. The new stadium on Gresty Road was shifted a short distance away from the original, to the west. However, the room can be screened down to accommodate the smaller party of 100-150 guests. They are still at Gresty Road but the ground is officially known as The Alexandra Stadium. The seating capacity of 638 also provided an extra fourteen spaces for wheelchair users and their carers. The construction of this stand also incorporated an upstairs suite, thus allowing supporters to enjoy a pre-match meal and host seminars and meetings. Over the last ten years, Crewe Alexandra's Gresty Road home has undergone some drastic and much needed changes. If you really want to, however, then expect to pay about £3 or so for a journey that shouldn’t take much more than a minute. By Football Tripper Last Updated: July 14, 2019. Taxi - Given the ground’s proximity to the railway station it’s almost entirely pointless to get a taxi. There’s also free parking and, surprise surprise, free Wi-Fi. Today, Gresty Road is a relatively contemporary stadium having been completely rebuilt in the 1990s. Car - Alexandra Stadium is just off the M6, with Junction 16 offering the easiest access. To comply with the Taylor report of 1990, the stadium became all-seater prior to the start of the 1999/2000 season. These stands often change their names due to sponsorship. It doesn’t appear as if Crewe Alex currently offer fans the chance to undertake a stadium tour of Gresty Road. 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. Development on this particular area of the ground also began in 1995 and finally ended years of standing on the old 'Pop' side. In the end they were forced to leave Alexandra Recreation Ground when the club received a compulsory purchase order. © 2020 Football Tripper All Rights reserved. Underneath the main stand we now have all our administration offices, club shop, and ticket office area. The Carlsberg Lounge is the largest suite in the stadium. Otherwise if you get to Gresty Road early enough you can get entry to the supporters club which permits a small number of away fans, and usually has a great atmosphere on matchdays. Here is a little bit of information about each of the stands: Crewe Alexandra boast some of the cheapest tickets in the league although, to some degree, their ticketing structure is a little tricky to understand. 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 on… In 1992, this area was dramatically transformed into an all-seater area for families. 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. As from the beginning of the 2001/2002 season, the Wulvern Housing Stand will be used on some occasions by away supporters. You’ll soon see signs for the ground as well as the ground itself. He then took charge of the club again from October 2009 until November 2011. Here’s a look at some of them: There are a number of suites and lounges available for private hire at Alexandra Stadium. Previous to 1995, this uncovered area of the ground was reserved for away supporters and needed improvement to cater for the visitors of First Division clubs. If this changes, we’ll be sure to update this section. Less than five minutes walk from the ground is this hotel with a really good bar, or five of them, as it happens. There is a pay and display car park at the stadium that has 564 spaces and a cost of £3.50 per stay. 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 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 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. Gradi had a focus on youth development and some notable players passed through the club during his time, such as Rob Jones, Neil Lennon, Danny Murphy and Robbie Savage. Alexandra Stadium is built very much in the ‘English Style’, with a stand on each side of the pitch. Alternatively, please email ifollow@efl.com - note that live chat is recommended for the quickest response on a matchday. The popular Gresty Road, provides the best singing atmosphere on a matchday and can also cater for 7 disabled supporters and their helpers. 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. Crewe Alexandra Football Club have a long and illustrious history. There is also space for 65 home disabled supporters with wheelchair access and a lift facility available.

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