Tranmere Rovers: new fan park and community venue

by Tranmere Rovers Trust in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

£173,343

£350,000 target 28 days left
49% 156 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £350,000 is pledged by 15th July 2021 at 3:16pm

Help us raise the final £300k of £1.6M to build a new fan park and a stunning hospitality venue which will house its own brewery

by Tranmere Rovers Trust in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

The Tent, as it is known by fans, is coming to the end of its shelf life so we are looking to replace it with a more permanent structure.

We have teamed up with German Kraft who will be housing a brewery in the new venue to create a range of craft beers, which will be supplemented by many of your favourite local beers.

We have undertaken a consultation with local residents and fans and have received over 240 returned questionnaires with over 96% in favour of the plans.

We will be applying for planning permission in early June and hope to have a positive decision by August 21. If all goes to plan we would be looking to open the venue in October or November in 2021.

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How much do we need?

The overall project cost is £1.6M of which we have already secured £1.3M (81%) and we are asking our fans and the community to help us raise the last 19%. We have set our target at £350,000 and have added £150,000 to launch the campaign.

Three ways to get involved

1. Pledge money in return for a variety of rewards. You will see them on this page and they're our way of saying thank you for your support.

2. Spread the word. We need to reach as many people as possible and tell them about this fantastic community project so share the page on your social media pages.

3. Can you help with rewards? If you are a local business, or know someone with one, get in touch and play a part in what we're doing with rewards. This is a community effort.

Our project partners 

This is a joint venture between Tranmere Rovers Football Club, Tranmere Rovers Trust and German Kraft and the wider community.

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About the new venue

Our new venue will have capacity for 800 people inside and 400 outside so a total capacity of approx 1200 and will be used on match days, and also throughout the week as a fully licensed cafe, lunch and evening venue and bar, offering a wide range of food as well.

Our intention is that this becomes a leading hospitality venue for the Wirral community, and becomes an environmentally friendly and sustainable place for people of all ages.

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We plan to host weddings, conferences, award dinners and a wide range of exciting events throughout the year, as well as the venue being a place you can pop into for a coffee or a beer, and make it a great place to socialise and be with your friends and family.

This will be a hospitality destination that we can all be proud of and which will raise the spirits of everyone across the Wirral and Liverpool city region as we emerge from lockdown and start to do the things we all enjoy. This isn’t just a football venue it goes beyond that and we want it to be used by the local community.

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We're in the news

You may have seen the coverage from our recent announcement of our plans.

Tranmere Rovers Trust Chairman Ben Harrison said: “We realise how successful and much loved the current Fan Park is, but it is coming to the end of its life and so we wanted to create a new building which can accommodate more people.

"However, we also wanted one which is sited further away from local residents and one which is sound proofed to minimise disruption to our neighbours.

“We welcome as much input as possible and would be delighted to see lots of local residents and supporters this Saturday.”

Councillor Yvonne Nolan Deputy Leader of Wirral Borough  Council said “ the plans look very exciting and innovative, and it’s great that the Tranmere Rovers Trust are working alongside the local community in planning to provide such good facilities for the fantastic supporters. I am really looking forward to seeing the next stage of the development.”

Alison Mcgovern MP said “Tranmere have been an incredibly important local institution for us all in Wirral. At the centre of that is the experience of going to a game of football. A new fan park would add to the already great atmosphere, make sure everyone enjoys themselves safely, and add to the sense that the Wirral is the place to be.”

Liverpool Echo: Latest pictures show Tranmere Rovers’ fan park plans

Wirral Globe: Redeveloped Tranmere fan park would have own microbrewery

Tranmere Rovers: Club and Trust to hold informal consultation regarding new exciting plans for Fan Park

Local TV: Plans for striking new Tranmere Rovers’ fan park

Plans for the new venue

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

73 of 100 claimed

Reserve seats for 2 people plus trust membership

2 seats reserved on match days, trust membership for 1 year, invite to launch event plus name on wall plaque inside the venue

£25 or more

20% off shop at JTN Tools & Win signed shirt

Pledge £25 and get 20% off @jtntools shop for next 12 months and be entered into draw for Manny Monthe signed 20/21 match worn shirt .

£50 or more

40 of 250 claimed

Name on wall plaque

Your name will appear on a wall plaque inside the Fan Park showing your contribution. You will also be invited to the launch party.

£250 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Overseas Package £250

This will include your name on wall plaque, trust membership for 1 year plus your own flag which will include your name and the country you reside in

£500 or more

1 of 150 claimed

Trfc Vinyl Record plus reservation

All rewards as in £100 one plus a two year trust membership and a vinyl Tranmere Rovers record depicting tracks associated with the current fan park, also includes “The Rockford Files” Invite to official launch with guest.

£1,000 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Name on the arches

All rewards in £500 plus opportunity to reserve 4 seats on match days. This also includes the chance to have your name on one of the big arches spanning the structure. Preference on bookings for ticketed events. Drinks vouchers to be included for £100

£2,500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Trfc Package

As the £1,000 package plus a signed framed Tranmere Rovers shirt plus the opportunity to reserve a table of 6 on matchdays. Lifetime trust membership plus preference on ticketed events.

£5,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Name on Brewing Tank

As £2,500 reward plus life trust membership, your name etched into the brewing tanks that would sit behind the bar but very visible to the public. Also includes 4 invites to the VIP launch. Your name would be included on a foundation stone at the venue. Drinks vouchers to be included for £250

£10,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

VIP Package

As £5k reward plus Six invites to the VIP launch. Also will include name on a foundation stone (top row) sited in the venue. Drinks vouchers to be included for the value of £500.

£20,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cut the opening ribbon/Beer named after yourself

As £10,000 reward plus opportunity to reserve up to 8 seats in venue on match days and 8 invites to the launch party. This will include a beer which will be named after you and sold in the venue. You will also be the person who cuts the ribbon on the opening day

Let's make 'Tranmere Rovers: new fan park and community venue' happen

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