New Meadow, also known as Montgomery Waters Meadow for sponsorship purposes, is located on the southern outskirts of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. It is the home ground of Shrewsbury Town FC since 2007. It replaced the Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury Town’s home stadium since 1910.
Location: Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Public transport: Shrewsbury railway station, the railway station is two miles from the stadium. On leaving the railway station proceed to the bus station (300 yards straight ahead to bus station along Smithfield Road) to travel on the Town Centre to Stadium shuttle bus or Arriva operated services.gay
Gay Meadow was the home ground of Shrewsbury Town FC from 1910 to 2007. The ground closed at the end of the 2006-07 season and the club moved to a new stadium, provisionally titled The New Meadow, on the outskirts of the town. Whilst Gay Meadow was well regarded by fans, and traditionalists within the English game, the ground was in a cramped location between the River Severn and a major railway junction. In addition, access to the ground was restricted to a narrow side street known locally as ‘the Narrows. In addition, the ground’s proximity to the river meant the ground often flooded in the autumn and winter months, leading to matches being postponed. Flooding also caused damage to offices and changing rooms.
Location: Abbet Foregate, Shrewsbury