Year Ground Opened: 1997
Address: Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke on Trent, ST4 4EG
Tel: 0871 663 2008
The all-seater Britannia Stadium holds 28,383 supporters, although this has been reduced to 27,500 due to segregation. The main West stand consists of two tiers of seating which house 7,357 spectators, plus all of the Stadiums corporate and media facilities. The L-shaped Boothen and East stands hold 6,006 and 8,789 people respectively whilst The South Stand, used mainly for away support, holds 4,996. All 3 stands are on one level and offer fantastic views.
Visiting supporters are housed in the separate Big AM South Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 4,800 supporters can be accommodated. The views and leg room are excellent from all areas. The concourse is adequate and there is a large selection of refreshments available. For any derby games or matches expecting trouble there is a sectioned off area to keep home and away fans apart.
There are very few pubs in the local vacinity but a recommended one is The Poachers Cottage which is located on the on A34 (Trentham ) and is approximately ¼ mile from the official club car park entrance. It’s best to keep club colours covered around the stadium including in the local bars and even the town centre. Another option which is close to the ground is the Power League complex that also has a bar and allows away fans in. On top of that, it shows Sky sports and you can park your car there for £4.50. It’s situated to the south of the stadium just of Sir Stanley Matthews Way.
Parking is available in the South stand car park at a cost of £5. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Britannia Stadium ticket office. You will need to keep your ticket in view as you enter and throughout the duration of the match. The South car park can be accessed from Trentham Road or from the A50 and the main slip road into the Stadium.
The nearest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent. The station is on the main line from Manchester to London and also has major links to Birmingham, Crewe and Derby.
Supporters arriving by train on matchday can take a two-minute walk to Glebe Street in Stoke where buses run to the stadium at regular intervals. Turn right out of the station and take the next right to go under the bridge. Follow the road to the end and turn left, down a bank and into Glebe Street. Buses depart on the left hand side of the church.