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Opened 1912

Capacity 16,587

Rating: 4.5

(379) Google Reviews

Was there for a school final. Been there a few times before at this time of year, however the pitch had never looked so good. V impressive
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a month ago
The only football club were the stewards say"welcome enjoy the match"great atmosphere,good for the grandchildren friendly non aggressive supporters well done Tranmere
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2 months ago
First ever Tranmere rovers game, and it was brilliant, stadium is in good condition the pitch was good and the view from the seat was very good, great value for money football club highly recommend people to go and watch!
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in the last week
Good day out nice atmosphere in the fan zone big car park easy entrance good way out no bother good game good result 2 -2
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3 months ago
A great place, such a cosy club, Liverpool ladies won 6-1 over a thousand supporters, a great day had.
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2 months ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Tranmere Rovers F.C. were formed in 1884;[1][2] they played their first matches at Steeles Field in Birkenhead but, in 1887, they bought a new site from Tranmere Rugby Club.[1] The ground was variously referred to as the "Borough Road Enclosure", "Ravenshaw's Field" and "South Road".[3] The name "Prenton Park" was adopted in 1895 as a result of a suggestion in the letters page of the Football Echo.[3] Not strictly within Prenton, it is likely that the name was chosen as the area was regarded as more upmarket than nearby Tranmere.[3]

Because the land was required for housing and a school, Tranmere were forced to move and the name went with them. The present Prenton Park was opened by the Mayor of Birkenhead, Councillor George Proudman, on 9 March 1912.
[3] Their first match was played against Lancaster Town in the Lancashire Combination.[4] There were stands (also known as bleachers) on both sides of the pitch, a paddock and three open terraces, the general format which remained until 1994.[4]

Floodlights were installed in the ground in September 1958. The supporters' association raised the £15,000 cost of the new lights.[5] When manager Dave Russell joined the club in 1961, one of his many influential changes was to take advantage of the lights, playing regular home games on Friday nights rather than the usual Saturday afternoon. This allowed supporters to watch Tranmere on Fridays and First Division sides Everton or Liverpool on Saturdays.[6] The idea was successful and continued until the 1990s.[7]

Over the years, various upgrades and repairs have been made to the stadium. By 1968, the old wooden Main Stand was in poor condition and in need of replacement.
[4] At a cost of £80,000, today's Main Stand was erected and opened by Minister for Sport and former referee Denis Howell.[5] In 1979, the terracing on the Cowshed and Paddock was concreted.[4] The Tranmere suite was added to the Main Stand in 1988, with further bars and executive suites added soon after.[4]

Many improvements to the ground were driven by changes in 
legislation. In 1985, the Safety of Sports Grounds Act led to a reduction in capacity from 18,000 to 8,000.[5][8] The Kop End was closed, and the Main Stand capacity was reduced by 3,000, because there were insufficient access points.[5] £50,000 was spent on safety work to maintain a capacity of 8,000, and the club were unable to afford any further refurbishment.[5] But the biggest change of all took place during 1994 and 1995. The Taylor Report suggested that all stadia in the top two divisions of English football should no longer permit standing. The club's response was to redevelop three sides of the ground with entirely new all-seater stands created – the Borough Road Stand, the Cowshed and the new Kop.[4] Capacity in the ground thus increased from 14,200[3] to the 16,587 of today.[9]

In 2009, 
Liverpool F.C. Reserves moved from the Racecourse Ground[10] to Prenton Park.[11] In 2018, Liverpool F.C. Women moved here as well.[12]

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