Saturday 6th May 2017
The Stadium Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6EB
Telephone 01270 213 014
Colours Red and White
David Artell has been in
charge at Crewe since January 2017 replacing Steve Davis. Artell had
to that point been the Academy Operations Manger at Gresty Road for 3
years. His playing career at Centre Half included spells at
Rotherham, Mansfield, Chester Morecambe and Crewe and he won 7 caps
for the Gibraltar National Team.
Nickname The Railwaymen
Brief Directions by Road The ground is best accessible from junction 16 of the M6. Follow signs to Crewe on the A500 and then at the roundabout take the A5020 (now signposted Town Centre and Railway Station). Pass Crewe Hall on your right and at the next roundabout go straight on into Weston Road. There is parking facilities on the Weston Road Industrial estate and these are 10 minutes walk to the ground. However continue to the next roundabout and turn left passing the Railway Station. The second left is Gresty Road. Brief Directions by Sat Nav: CW2 6EB
is a huge car park at the ground behind the main stand but I have
been unable to find out whether it is available for visiting
supporters. Worth a try I think! There is a the Industrial estate and
a council pay and display locally and local street parking is also
The way to go and a no
brainer! London trains from Euston are exceptionally fast to reach
Crewe. Therefore you can be sitting in the Euston Flyer or The Royal
George opposite Euston station with a pint and a bacon and mushroom
breakfast sandwich and in less time than the game with a half time
interval and injury time, be in Crewe for lunch! The stadium is just
a short five minute stroll from Crewe station, you can see the ground
as you turn left out of the main entrance.
and Drinking Locally
very pleasant jaunt/crawl awaits as all the pubs in the immediate
vicinity are safe and welcoming. The following are within 10 minutes
of the ground; The Royal Hotel Corner Bar on Nantwich Road (50 yards
past the station and opposite Gresty Road), further along you will
find The Cheshire Inn which has a good range of real
ales. The British Lion was my personal favourite last visit and there
is one pub in the distriict (lord knows what it is called) with the
piano in the bar. I just about remember downing a very large Vodka
and Tonic before bashing out a few pre match sing-a-long tunes to my
little band of brothers one year! For a great meal seek out Ye Old
Manor Nantwich Road, CW2 6PB a Stone House pub
which is a ½
mile walk from the ground. It offers the best value Carvery Roast in
the district – it is seriously good and great value
The social facilities at
the ground allow away fans in small numbers subject to space – so
get there early, a friendly welcome awaits.
The current stadium more
than copes with the demands of League 2 with four all seated stands
in a healthy capacity of around 11,000.
The £5.2 million Main
stand is the latest edition and focal point built in 2000. It is a
large single tiered arrangement with room for 6,800. Behind the goal
to it's left we find the “home fan” Gresty Road Stand which
occupies the site of the old open Gresty Road Terrace while the
Wulvern Housing Family Stand is at the other end (previously the
Railway End). Our home for the afternoon will be the Whitby Morrison
Ice Cream Stand, formally the Popular Side Terrace. It can
accommodate up to 1,700 spectators.
Stoke City and Port Vale.
Prices Adults £19.00 12-16
Years £8.50 Under 11's £4.50 Senior Citizens £15.00 Disabled
Last Meeting & Memories
Our last visit was in
September 2011 when a goal from Izale McLeod was not enough in a 3-1
defeat. 21st August 2010 is a day to forget as we returned to
Hertfordshire on the end of a 7-0 drubbing.
The 1992 Division 3
season, before the infamous Summer of 1993, culminated in a game at
Gresty Road where the Bees were already assured of promotion and
Crewe a play off berth. The 4-1 victory to Crewe featured a Mark
Carter goal for Barnet and much inter mingling of fans on the pitch
after the final whistle in front of the old main stand. Staying in a
local hotel (can't remember it's name now), later that night I
discovered the delights of Rasam Soup, Cured Rice and Pathiri in an
Indian Restaurant somewhere in the town centre!
Of course we all know the
outcome of Crewe's visit to Underhill in August 1991 (4-7 to jog your
memories) but the Bees were also well beaten in the return game in
December by 3-0.
Most Crewe residents will
be found scratching their heads when asked to name local celebs –
there just isn't any! Oh yeah, do you want to know a secret? Well,
Billy J Kramer lived in Crewe during the 1960's but keep it quiet.
|Billy J Kramer and the band he would have preferred!|