Notts County FC - Meadow Lane

Meadow Lane Guide

Stadium Info

Meadow Lane has a capacity of 20,300, but at present is restricted to 13,725 due to safety requirements. The more vociferous home fans tend to gather in the Kop End behind the goal whilst the other two stands Derek Pavis (side) and Family (behind the goal) are very similar in terms of being single tiered. The family stand has an added pillar situated right in the middle of the stand which is something worth remembering when purchasing your tickets.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters are situated at the Kop end of the Jimmy Sirrel stand where 1,400 seats are made available. More can be catered for on cup nights. The stand has excellent acoustics and boasts 2 Refreshment Bars serving the usual array of football stadium food at very decent prices.

Stadium Layout

Meadow Lane seating plan:

Meadow Lane seating plan

Where To Drink

The Meadow Lane Stadium is situated only 15 minutes walk from Nottingham’s busy city centre which is inundated with eating and drinking establishments to suit all tastes and budgets. It is reputed that there are 1,000 licensed premises (Bars, Restaurants and Hotels etc.) within 1 square mile. Famous historical pubs such as Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem (dating from AD 1189), The Old Salutation and the Bell Inn, all close to Nottingham Castle are worth a visit. There are a host of young trendy bars in the Hockley and Lace Market areas.

Nottingham has more ‘international cuisine restaurants than any city outside London so every taste is catered for. It could be Noodle Bars, Mexican or Portuguese at the ‘Cornerhouse’ or Brazilian, Cantonese or Italian in the ‘Chapel Quarter’. The list is endless.

Parking

Street parking at the ground is freely available but if you'd prefer a secure car park or arrive late and don't have time to search for a space you have 2 main choices. You can park at the Cattle Market which is opposite the away end for £2 pre car or in the official club car park in Meadow Lane for £2.50.

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Directions

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By Train

The nearest / closest train station to Notts County's Meadow Lane Stadium is Nottingham rail which is well served by Central and Midland Mainline trains from London, Cardiff, Birmingham and Liverpool, amongst others. It's a short 10 minute stroll to the stadium. To walk to the ground follow these instructions:

As you come out of the main station entrance, turn left and left again as you leave the station. Follow the road down to London Road and then turn right. The stadium is about a quarter of a mile way on the opposite side of the dual carriageway.

The Games To See

Rivals - Nottingham Forest, Chesterfield, Derby

Fans Reviews

  • Travel: Drove, and parked as recommended, parked for free on Incinerator Road behind the Kop. Spot on really, though there didn't seem to be too many spaces so getting there early seems to be advisable. Very ideally placed ground though, as the station in the city centre is only about a 10 minute walk away too.

    Refreshments: Nottingham is a brilliant city for football. Both grounds are only separated by the Trent, and there are loads of bars around there, and then the city centre is only a short walk away too, so tons of choice. One of those places that must be fantastic to visit with a big following on a sunny day, …not so much on a freezing snowy day in January!

    Impressions: The ground has been redeveloped on all 4 sides, and has mostly flawless views, just a couple of pillars behind the two goals. The ground has a brilliant look about it from the inside, with four separate stands, the huge and imposing Kop which must be awesome full, and the away fans given the entire Jimmy Sirrell Stand along the touchline if required.

    Atmosphere: A bit disappointing, though when it did get going, it was excellent acoustically. The game itself seemed to drain atmosphere today though, the early red card prompting anger from the Notts fans who never really got going until their late equaliser, while the Blades fans got a bit irate at the failings of their side to bother doing anything after their early goal, despite playing against 10 men for 65 minutes.

    Anything Else: There was a kids 5 a side game on the pitch at half time, that provided some fun, as the Blades fans treated it like the real thing, going mad when the side attacking the away end scored, that must have been some experience for the kids playing, and they all came over and applauded the away end after as well!

    Enjoy: Nottingham in itself is such a brilliant city for football, and Meadow Lane certainly lives up to making it a good day even after you've gone through the turnstiles!

  • Ryan Hunt wrote:

    Travel: I got the supporter coaches from Ashton Gate straight to Meadow lane, The trip itself was rather long as we had to follow a long diversion to get into Nottingham itself then a match day road network which brought you right outside the two stadiums. We left ashton gate about 10:30am and got outside Meadow lane about 2 o'Clock

    Refreshments: As we got to the ground a little later than planned, my friend and i decided it was best to head in and find our seats instead but there didn't look like many places to eat/drink around the ground itself. Once inside we had the choice of 2 food establishments on serving alcohol and the other food only. I didn't really notice the prices as i had had a packed lunch on the coach up there.

    Impressions: The stadium itself was a nice little ground, but it has to be said, it does sit in the shadow of the city ground across the river. There isn't alot t talk about regarding the outside of the ground except there is no coach parking for visiting supporters, only a drop off zone to let the fans off but we were then told the coaches will be in the city ground across the river which i can imagine is a bit of a pain on the days both county and forest are home! But because this was a sunday fixture we had no such problems.
    The atmosphere itself was a little dull from both sets of fans at the start it has to be said with only a few county fans and a drum in their kop end making noise.The only real noise came from them when they scored after a huge defensive mix up from City. They were soon silenced after the 2nd half began as mark little easily lost his marker to play in Wilbraham for an easy equaliser. The city fans then made all the noise from then on! The county keeper liked to time waste alot and all of that resulted in a huge 7 minutes of added time in which City got a penalty in the 95t minute in which Jay Emmanual-Thomas cooley converted for a 2-1 City win!

    Facilities: There was plenty of legroom where we sat and a rather good view although it was a bit of a struggle to see the penalty as it was at the other end of the ground but all in all good leg room and view. There weren't many steward in the ground but the few that were there were friendly enough. They also informed us that we could sit anywhere in the away area. I didn't really get a look at the facilities but they seemed standard for a modern day football ground.

    Exit: Exiting the stadium was easy but it was a bit of a pain having to walk through the home fans to get to the coaches 5 minutes away in the city ground!

    Enjoy: Good day out overall. Friendly enough place. I would definitely recommend paying Meadow Lane a visit. I would be more than happy to return there should both sides meet again!

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Ground Name: Meadow Lane
Capacity: 20,300 (all seated)
Address: Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HJ
Main Tel No.: 0115 952 9000
Team Nickname: The Magpies
Year Ground Opened: 1910
Site: www.nottscountyfc.co.uk

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