If you’ve never visited the IP Truck Parts Stadium, you are in for a treat! The ground was first opened in 1906 and is dominated by a magnificent Main Stand, which offers seating for hundreds of spectators above terracing and the main club facilities. It’s a superb example of how many major grounds used to look prior to the wholesale redevelopment of stadia during the 1990s and 2000s. This page is a guide for first time fans.
If you’re driving, you can find a map of our location here. Please be aware that parking in the streets around the ground is extremely restricted; you are advised to use one of the town centre car parks a short walk away.
Coming to a match by public transport is straightforward. Prescot Station is a 10 minute walk away and is served by regular trains from Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan. The 10 / 10A bus routes between Liverpool City Centre and St Helens run every few minutes and pass by the ground. If coming from Liverpool, alight at Ray’s Bakery or at the Sun Inn if travelling from St Helens.
Prescot is an historic market town and will soon have its own Shakespearean Theatre. It has several excellent places to eat and drink. Fans of Real Ale or Craft Beer will enjoy The Bard, a micropub just a couple of minutes walk from the ground. A short walk in the opposite direction finds you at the Sun Inn, which is a great example of a traditional pub. No visit to Prescot is complete without sampling the delights of Ray’s Bakery, a family business which includes a coffee shop and delicatessen in addition to offering breads, cakes and pies.
Getting Into the Ground
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the capacity of the ground is much smaller than it would be in “normal” times. As a result, First Team home matches are currently all-ticket and spectators must purchase them prior to arrival.
We have a dedicated Tickets page where you can see all of the matches which are currently on sale. In addition, we have a special page which outlines what we are doing to ensure our ground is COVID-secure.
Facilities inside the ground
The Club Room is incorporated into the Main Stand and always offers at least one Real Ale from the Melwood Beer Company (a local firm, who also operate The Bard). We also have our own beers, Walloper Gold and Hope Street Glory, as well as a range of lagers, ciders and soft drinks. For League matches, beverages can be taken onto the ground, provided they are in plastic containers.
The Club Room is also the location of the Merchandise Stand, which is open before every home First Team match and again at half time. Walking out of the Club Room and on to the terraces, you will see the Snack Bar to your right. This offers a range of pies and pasties (with peas and gravy if desired), hot dogs, hot and cold drinks and chocolate bars. There is also a drink and sweet hut open in the Hope Street shed.
There is a large covered terrace occupying just over half of the Hope Street End while the Safari Park End (also known as the Fence End thanks to a famous goal celebration) is open terracing, as is the side opposite the Main Stand.
We do ask that anyone attending matches at the IP Truck Parts Stadium takes a moment to read our Ground Regulations, which are in place to ensure all spectators can get the most out coming to a match.
Cables now accept card payments!
Please note that we now accept card payments in the function room, whether you are buying a drink or a scarf, you don’t have to worry.