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BRITANNIA STADIUM



Stoke City - Britannia Stadium
Stoke City Website
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Stoke City Football Club Ltd
Address: Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG
Telephone: 0871 663 2008
Ticket Office: 0871 663 2007
Capacity: 28,383
Away end: 2,800

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
For a street map of the area & the ground click here

By Road
Leave the M6 at Junction 15 and then go straight across the roundabout onto the A500 towards Stoke. Continue along the A500 passing over the junction with the A34. Leave the A500 at the next slip road following signs for the A50 towards Derby. Turn right at the next roundabout and then move into the left hand lane and then onto the slip road. You can see the stadium over on your right. Turn right at the top of the slip road and then right at the next roundabout for the stadium. The Britannia is quite well signposted. Car parking at the stadium costs £5.

By Rail
Stoke station is just under three miles from the stadium and really is too far to walk, so it is probably best to hire a taxi. Tim Rigby a visiting Wolves fan adds 'there are some shuttle buses than run from Glebe Street in Stoke up to the Britannia Stadium, which depart every 15 minutes before kick off. There are return buses after the game back to Glebe Street from behind the Sentinel (East) Stand'.

Björn Sandström adds; 'To catch this bus, turn right from the station and head down Station Road. At the bottom of Station Road at the traffic lights by the Roebuck Hotel, turn right to go along Leek Road (A52). Then go straight across the A500 dual carriageway and into Glebe Street which is straight across in front of you. You should then see the line of buses that will take you to the stadium. It is only about a five minute walk from the station'.

The shuttle bus costs for a return ticket £3 Adults, £2 Children and £1.50 OAP's.


Pub Guide and extras
There are a distinct lack of pubs near to the ground as it is built away from other buildings. Therefore I would recommend that you grab a drink on the way into Stoke. James Diamond informs me 'There is a Holiday Inn and Harvester Pub next to the ground. Car parking in the Harvester car park costs £3'. Also close to the stadium is a Power League complex that also has a bar, which also allows in away fans, shows SKY television and you can even park in their car park for £4.50. Otherwise alcohol is available at the back of the away end, but queues can be lengthy, especially if there is a big support.

Away Fans:
Away fans are housed on one side (towards the Players Tunnel and Main Stand) of the South Stand at one end of the ground, where around 2,800 supporters can be accommodated. This stand is shared with home fans on the other side. At first I was quite perturbed by a large sign advising fans that persistent standing would result in ejection from the ground, however the facilities and view of the action from this stand are good. The concourse is adequate and there is a large choice of refreshments available such as Wrights pies at £2 each, sausage rolls (£1.50), cheeseburgers (£2.40), rollover hot dogs (£2.60) and chips (£1.30). Alcohol is also available in the form of Carlsberg lager (bottles £3), Bitter (pint £2.50), Strongbow cider (can £2.50) and Smirnoff Ice (bottle £2.60).

The stadium is quite high up in an exposed position and the open corners can mean that a cold wind can whip through the stadium, so bear this in mind, especially in the winter months. I thought the inside of the stadium was quite disappointing being rather bland and lacking character, although I'm sure that this can be developed in time. Listen out though for the Stoke anthem 'Delilah' being sung by the home fans, they can still give a great rendition of that Tom Jones classic song.

On the whole though the Britannia Stadium, is not a great day out, as there are very few pubs close to the stadium and even fewer away friendly ones. It is also worth bearing mind though that the Stoke fans are passionate about their club and this can make for an intimidating atmosphere, so it is best to keep colours covered around the ground. Don't be surprised if you are kept in after the game, in a fenced off compound to the rear of the away stand. It is not an uncommon sight for a number of Stoke fans to congregate, generally trying to bait the away supporters, until the Police move them on.

Stadium Plan


Disabled Facilities:

Summary

Toilets and Catering. 13 adapted toilets of good condition directly behind stands in the concourses, as are catering outlets with low-level counters.

Parking

The stadium has good access and facilities. Signposted from the nearby M6 motorway. Car parking is provided onsite with wheelchair spaces for 32 Home and 10 away. 120 spaces reserved for orange / blue badge holders. Access is on one level into the stadium.

Wheelchair Places

91 Home, 21 Away. The 120 Home are all mid-tier in the Sentinel, McEwans and North Stands.

Away mid-tier in the Signal Radio Stand. All covered, with helper seats mainly in front.

Expect restricted viewing if fans in rows in front stand.
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #1 on: January 5, 2010, 12:08:16 PM »
Best place there for pre match drinks??

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #2 on: January 5, 2010, 12:43:44 PM »
Best place there for pre match drinks??

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #3 on: January 5, 2010, 01:00:58 PM »
What pub he means :D
Didn't everyone go the Stoke Uni last time !
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #4 on: January 5, 2010, 03:16:59 PM »
Pub?
Good Idea, didn't think of that!
Any decent ones around for away fans

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #5 on: January 5, 2010, 08:54:13 PM »
may find it easier to park and drink in hanley about 2-3 miles away loads of good pubs and cheap ideal for the station aswell and easy to park taxi will be cheap tho you may find a wait to get one back after the game
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #6 on: January 6, 2010, 09:26:18 PM »
I hate this place. Really not looking forward to going back, it makes me sad that they don't look like going down this year.
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 02:27:31 PM »
What pub we all meeting in for a sing song then? :D
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010, 05:03:39 PM »
The Old Corner Cupboard, about 5mins from the train station looks the most likely now!
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2010, 09:54:41 AM »
When you get off the train at Stoke isnt there a few boozers you can go to? Or is the one mentioned above the only one?

Went by train last year but we all got rounded up and threw in this student gaff and then put on buses.

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2010, 07:09:23 AM »
What pub he means :D
Didn't everyone go the Stoke Uni last time !

uni's put barriers in now so I doubt you'll get in unfortunately

the corner cupboard's ok - there's another one next street to that on leek road (think they still call it the terrace) that'd been 'done up' I think they still do pitchers and pizza - think the cupboards the bigger of the 2

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2010, 12:52:33 AM »
Got to drive to this one in a few weeks - is there parking near the ground? or do I have to book it?

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« Reply #12 on: November 9, 2010, 12:40:56 AM »
Got to drive to this one in a few weeks - is there parking near the ground? or do I have to book it?
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #13 on: November 9, 2010, 03:17:41 PM »
Got to drive to this one in a few weeks - is there parking near the ground? or do I have to book it?

Found this on the FSF website:

Matchday parking is available for supporters on the South car park. Tickets must be bought in advance from either the club Ticket Office or selected newsagents throughout the area. There is NO payment on the gate. The South car park is open from 11am for an afternoon match and 4pm for a night match. Access to the South car park is available from the A50 and the junction on Trentham Road (A5035).

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #14 on: November 9, 2010, 03:19:26 PM »
There are quite a few pay to park places near the ground mate.  Think we parked in a hotel car park last time, might have been Holiday Inn Express but can't really remember.
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #15 on: November 9, 2010, 09:05:20 PM »
love a half 5 kick off on a saturday, going to be on the ale all day.
where's everybody going for a drink then?
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2010, 02:30:42 PM »
What's the name of the pubs near the train station?

I was in one for Stoke v Spurs and it was full of Spurs fans.

Think we'll be allowed in?

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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2010, 11:44:00 PM »
There are quite a few pay to park places near the ground mate.  Think we parked in a hotel car park last time, might have been Holiday Inn Express but can't really remember.

Nice one - as long as we are there early enough, it should be okay in any nearby car park? Are they around 5 quid something?
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2010, 12:00:42 AM »
Can park in the students union by the train station for free and get the football bus to the ground.

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2010, 10:31:17 PM »
Shit ground, shit fans, shit day...That is all

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2010, 06:37:04 PM »
We get plenty of criticism for the atmosphere we generally produce in Premier League matches at Anfield, but on the basis of what I saw yesterday, this famed Stoke atmosphere was completely inconspicuous. A fairly loud rendition of "Delilah" at the start and that was about it.
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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2010, 06:40:31 AM »
Shit ground, shit fans, shit day...That is all

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #22 on: September 1, 2011, 11:06:50 PM »
Anyone know what the stewards are like there?

Want to bring my banner and show it at the front for a few mins before kick off.

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« Reply #23 on: September 1, 2011, 11:21:18 PM »
Anyone know what the stewards are like there?

Want to bring my banner and show it at the front for a few mins before kick off.

Usually sound enough.

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #24 on: September 1, 2011, 11:21:56 PM »
love a half 5 kick off on a saturday, going to be on the ale all day.
where's everybody going for a drink then?

Not Stoke anyway.

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« Reply #25 on: September 1, 2011, 11:42:28 PM »
Not Stoke anyway.

Pub by the ground, can't member the name. Got loads of 5 a side footy pitches next to have a fair few reds in last year.
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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #26 on: September 2, 2011, 05:48:50 PM »
Not Stoke anyway.

haha its 3pm kick off, that pub by the ground "the harvester" or something in the estate where the ground is

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #27 on: September 3, 2011, 10:00:44 AM »
haha its 3pm kick off, that pub by the ground "the harvester" or something in the estate where the ground is

It was a half 5 KO last season...

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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #28 on: September 3, 2011, 11:27:00 AM »
its the friendly plods by the railway station you have to watch
conversation when 6 of us arrived  last season went something like this,
'all right lads here for the match?,would you like to follow us to the holding area at the university campus..
our reply yes we are,no we wouldn't, with 3 hours to kick off we are going into town for a drink but thanks for your very kind offer,maybe we will be back later...


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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #29 on: September 7, 2011, 02:50:04 PM »
Yeah police are rather strict with the Liverpool lot, took a while to convince the policemen that we drove here whilst him trying to escort on the train back to Liverpool.


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Re: Stoke City
« Reply #30 on: September 7, 2011, 07:47:07 PM »
Is there a lot of car parking spaces around the ground?

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« Reply #31 on: September 7, 2011, 07:56:50 PM »
Is there a lot of car parking spaces around the ground?

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« Reply #32 on: September 8, 2011, 02:50:56 AM »
Anybody know why the SOS coach is leaving 6hours before kick off?

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« Reply #33 on: September 8, 2011, 10:31:25 PM »
Is there a lot of car parking spaces around the ground?
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« Reply #35 on: September 9, 2011, 03:09:39 PM »
WAF you Smig

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« Reply #36 on: September 9, 2011, 10:34:34 PM »
WAF you Smig
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« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2011, 10:55:33 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2011, 01:46:21 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2011, 04:50:13 PM »


And at half time at each counter they had about 20 pies (which sold out in about 30 seconds), and they had bottles of coke that they filled each one into a cup individually meaning it took fuckin ages to get something.

Shit ground indeed
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