When did Shrewsbury move to New Meadow?
New Meadow officially opened on 14 July 2007 with a friendly match between Shrewsbury and an All Star XI. The record attendance at the stadium was set in 2014 when Shrewsbury hosted Chelsea in a League Cup tie.
What is Shrewsbury Town’s ground called?
Montgomery Waters MeadowShrewsbury Town F.C. / Arena/Stadium
In July 2017 it was announced that the stadium would be named the Montgomery Waters Meadow in a deal with Church Stretton based Montgomery Waters.
Why are Shrewsbury Town Called Salop?
1- The club are nicknamed Salop, meaning ‘from Shropshire’ the county in which Shrewsbury is based. In 1972 it became the official county nickname but has been that of the football club for some time. Salop is taken from the Latin translation of ‘Floreat Salopia’. Other nicknames include simply ‘Blues’ or ‘Town’.
What is Shrewsbury named after?
Shrewsbury Name Meaning English: habitational name from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, which is named from an ancient district name derived from Old English scrobb ‘scrub’, ‘brushwood’, + Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified place’.
What is the name of Wigan’s football ground?
DW StadiumWigan Athletic F.C. / Arena/Stadium
The DW Stadium was opened in 1999 after the Club moved from its former home of Springfield Park, where it had been in residence since the Club’s formation in 1932.
How big is Shrewsbury away end?
The purpose-built stadium has a capacity of 9,875 across four stands. Away supporters are based in the DM Recruitment North Stand. The stand can hold up to 1796 away fans and includes platform seating for disabled fans.
Where is Accrington Stanley football ground?
Wham StadiumAccrington Stanley F.C. / Arena/Stadium
What is the largest town in Shropshire?
Towns and villages Telford is the largest town in the county with a population of 138,241 (which is approximately 30% of the total Salopian populace); whereas the county town of Shrewsbury has a lower, but still sizeable population of 71,715 (15%). The other sizeable towns are Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Newport and Ludlow.
What is Shrewsbury nickname?
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|Nickname of club||Salop|
|Address||Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ST|
|Year stadium built||2007|
|Club manager||Steve Cotterill|
Why are Oldham called the Latics?
For a fairly obvious reason Wigan’s nickname is The Latics, inspired by local pronunciation of the suffix. The first Latics team in season 1932/3, playing in the Cheshire League, wore red and white halved shirts. The same coloured shirts were worn throughout the Thirties up until the outbreak of the Second World War.
What is the history of Shrewsbury Town?
Early history. Shrewsbury Town were formed in 1886, following the demise of first Shropshire Wanderers and later indirectly Castle Blues. The Blues were a rough team, leading to their demise after several games were marred by violence. The new team hoped to be as successful but without the notoriety.
When did Shrewsbury FC move to Gay Meadow?
In 1910, Shrewsbury looked to move to a new ground, having spent early years at locations across the town, notably at Copthorne Barracks west of the town. The club moved to Gay Meadow on the edge of the town centre, within sight of Shrewsbury Abbey, and stayed 97 years.
What level is Shrewsbury Town football club?
Shrewsbury Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. The team competes in League One, the third tier of English football. The club plays its home games at New Meadow, having moved from the Gay Meadow in 2007.
What is it like to live in Shrewsbury?
And then you have Shrewsbury itself, which is a rather quaint, picturesque and really quite stunning town. The ground itself is some way out of town, at the back of a retail park. To get there, we found the easiest way was to use the Park and Ride service.