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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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