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Shrewsbury Town's New Meadow
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Accrington Stanley's Fraser Eagle
Barnet's Underhill
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Bradford City's Valley Parade
Brentford's Griffin Park
Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium
Bury's Gigg Lane
Cambridge United's Abbey
Carlisle United's Brunton Park
Cheltenham Town's Whaddon Road
Chester City's Saunder's Honda
Chesterfield's Saltergate
Dagenham and Redbridge's Victoria Ground
Darlington's Feethams
Darlington's "Change the Name Every Year"
Derby County's Pride Park
Doncaster Rovers' Belle Vue
Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat
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Farsley Celtic's Throstle's Nest
Fulham's Craven Cottage
Gainsborough Trinity's Northolme
Grantham Town's South Kesteven Centre
Grimsby Town's Blundell Park
Halifax Town's Shay
Hartlepool United's Victoria Park
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Huddersfield Town's Galpharm Stadium
Hull City's Boothferry Park
Hull City's Kingston Communications Stadium
Kettering Town's Rockingham Road
Kidderminster Harriers Aggborough
Leeds United's Elland Road
Leicester City's Walkers
Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium
Lincoln United's Ashby Avenue
Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose
Mansfield Town's Field Mill
Manchester United's Old Trafford
Milton Keynes Don's National Hockey Arena
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Morecambe's Christie Park
Northampton Town's Sixfields
Nottingham Forest's City Ground
Notts County's Meadow Lane
Oxford United's Kazzam Stadium
Peterborough United's London Road
Port Vale's Vale Park
Rochdale's Spotland
Rotherham United's Don Valley Stadium
Rotherham United's Millmoor
Rushden and Diamond's Nene Park
Scunthorpe United's Glanford Park
Shrewsbury Town's Gay Meadow
Shrewsbury Town's New Meadow
Sleaford Town's Eslaforde Park
Southend United's Roots Hall
Stamford's Vic Couzens Stadium
Stockport County's Edgeley Park
Sunderland's Stadium of Light
Swansea City's Vetch Field
Swindon Town's County Ground
The Millennium Stadium
Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park
Torquay United's Plainmoor
Walsall's Bescot
Wembley Stadium
Wrexham's Racecourse
Wycombe Wanderers' Adam's Park
Yeovil Town's Huish Park
York City's Kit Kat Stadium


2/2/2008 - Shrews 1 Lincoln City 2

Our first ever visit to the New Meadow saw a complete contrast to Gay Meadow. A brand new stadium with modern facilities but also a lack of character and atmosphere, not helped by a 5/10 minute walk to get anywhere worth going.

Getting to the ground was fairly easy, although if you're not willing to pay 7 to park at the ground then it might take a while to find somewhere. Then it's a long way to the ground and due to there only being one entrance in the huge metal fence, it can turn into an extremely long walk indeed.

As for the ground itself. It's a fairly nice ground that offers a great view of the action and it has a different feel to most modern stadiums. In this one you're not too far from the pitch, can create a fairly decent atmosphere if you want and generally enjoy your day out.

The away end and the stand behind the other goal are identical, and virtually the same as the behind-stand goals at Mansfield. The other two stands were also seemingly identical, with only the East stand's difference from the West being the executive boxes.

Due to a small pitch that view at the other end was excellent and this made for a good game. I also was allowed into the home end to grab some of the pictures you can see on your right, and that stand also offered quite a decent view of the action.

It's a pity that atmosphere from Gay Meadow hasn't come over to New Meadow as singing from the home fans was few and far between, something you're always bound to get in a new ground. Other than "You're Shit and you know you are" or "Salop, Salop, Salop" every fewe minutes, there was virtually no singing coming from the Shrewsbury fans, even when they weren't losing.

Overall the New Meadow isn't actually that bad, in many ways it's better than Gay Meadow but in some others it's worse. However, I would recommend this to all fans who are considering visiting this stadium.

My one serious recommendation though is to get there early, otherwise finding a parking space might prove a little bit tricky. Your best bet is to head to the pub next to the roundabout, parking for 5 and relatively quick to get out.



Overall Ground Quality : 8

Ease of getting there : 7

Atmosphere : 3

Programme : 8

View of Action : 9

Leg Space : 7

The "football" feeling : 7

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 7

Quality of the game : 6

Chances of Coming Here For a Random Game : 4 


Overall : 66/100