Alexandra Stadium

Vicky Andrews
Alexandra Stadium Crewe
Image courtesy of Crewe Alexandra.

Crewe’s Alexandra Stadium has a long and illustrious history. Nicknamed The Railwaymen because of the town’s links with the rail industry, Crewe Alexandra FC was founded in 1887 and have played at Gresty Road since 1906, having earlier moved from their first home at the nearby Alexandra Recreation Ground.

For most people the team will always be associated with Gresty Road, but the ground is officially known as the Alexandra Stadium. It’s very much an ‘English style’ stadium, with capacity of around 10,000, a stand on each side of the pitch and a hospitality section that sells traditional soccer scran like burgers, hot dogs and Chase Farm Pies.

Crewe Alexandra boast some of the cheapest tickets in the league although the ticketing structure can be a little tricky to understand. If you want tickets for a live game then your best bet is to check the website, call the club over the phone or pop into the ticket office. The Gresty Road end offers the best atmosphere on matchday, but away supporters usually end up in the Whitby Morrison Stand.

Crewe have had local derbies with the likes of Chester, Wrexham, Tranmere and Macclesfield over the years, but a match against Staffordshire-based Port Vale is always guaranteed to have the most dramatic atmosphere. The rivalry is known by some as the A500 Derby and just 10 miles separates the two clubs, despite being in different counties.

Visiting supporters are welcome pre-match in the Alexandra Suite, which opens from 12noon for Saturday fixtures and 5:30pm for evening games. There are plenty of pubs within walking distance of the ground and a couple of excellent hotels nearby, including The Waverley. For a real flavour of Crewe on match day, head to Benny’s Fish & Chips opposite the ground; the home made spicy curry sauce is in a league of its own.

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Gio's Crewe
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Gio’s Italian

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The Waverley Hotel
Crewe
Hotel
The Waverley Hotel

The hotel is in a quiet location but just a stroll away from the many pubs and restaurants on the Nantwich Road & surrounding areas. Within walking distance of the town centre, where the Lyceum Theatre, the Limelight Club and other entertainments can be found.

Crewe Heritage Centre
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Crewe
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Hops Belgian Bar

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Crewe Market Hall

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Crewe Lyceum Theatre
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Crewe Lyceum Theatre

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Bru Cafe
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Bru Cafe

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Platform Theatre Company
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Platform Theatre Company

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Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse
Crewe
Bar or Pub
Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

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Park
Quaker’s Coppice

A beautiful area of ancient woodland on the edge of Crewe. It feels ancient and has a special atmosphere. Make sure you take your camera. There is always something worth looking at and enjoying whether it is the trees or the wildlife.

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