Stoke City: Club Profile
Could Boro’ do it on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke? As of yet, we’re unable to answer that question; our first and only meeting to date with the Potters coming at the Lamex in a League Cup Second Round tie. That said, we did pay a visit to the Britannia Stadium for the 2004-5 Conference playoff final. If that counts?
Away Supporters' Stand:
Marstons Pedigree (South) Stand
Facilities for Disabled Fans:
With its relatively modern stadium, Stoke City has sought to provide ample facilities for fans with disabilities - both in home and away sections.
For wheelchair users, there are mid-tier bays in the Marstons Pedigree Stand and spaces for personal assistants located in front. Meanwhile, fans with ambulant disabilities will find "unlimited" places here too.
For supporters with visual impairments, a matchday audio commentary service is available. And there are also dedicated car parking places at the ground itself for away fans with disabilities.
Level Playing Field and the official Stoke City website have more details and contact information.
You'll notice (especially if you're driving to Stoke) that there's a Harvester pub/restaurant and a Power League venue close to Stoke City's stadium. It's thought that both will let travelling supporters in, though you'll find you can also get a pint inside the ground itself. And, if you're coming in by rail, you'll no doubt find a wider selection of pubs in the city centre.
Travel Information – Distance: 137 miles
If you are travelling to Stoke City by car, you'll find there are a couple of options open to you. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other when it comes to the differences, so we'll give you details of both route options here.
M1/M6: This all-motorway option is as simple as it sounds. Go north on the M1 and take the M6 through the West Midlands. The M6 Toll is the preferred option here, though you can save your cash and go the old way too.
Keep heading north on the M6 until you reach Junction 15. You want the second exit at the roundabout to take you towards Stoke. Around 1.7 miles down the road, keep left for the A50 exit ramp for Derby, Uttoxeter and others.
On this ramp, use the middle lane and follow signs for Trentham and Fenton. You'll come to a roundabout, at which you'll want the second exit for the A50. Shortly after, take the left lane again for the Trentham Lakes Junction and then the right two lanes.
M1/A50: To save a mile on your distance, albeit at the expense of the odd minute, you can approach Stoke from the east. It involves heading north on the M1 again, but this time continuing past the M6 junction and onto Junction 24.
This is the exit for the A453 near East Midlands Airport. Google says you want the third exit at the roundabout, not that we're sure about that. Either way, you want the Derby-bound A50. And you'll be continuing on the A50 for around 40 miles until you get to Stoke.
The stadium has its own exit from the A50.
If you don't have a car park pass, there is first-come, first-served access to the South and Trent car parks from Stanley Matthews Way. There is access to these from the A50 and A5035, with full information available from Stoke City's official website.
Services to: LONDON EUSTON
If you're heading to Stoke by rail, there is a shuttle bus service from Glebe Street on matchdays. It is a two-minute walk from the station and can be found by leaving the station by its main entrance and turning right.
At the traffic lights, turn right again onto Glebe Street and continue under the railway bridge. Go over the canal and A500, following Glebe Street down to the left and around the building. Buses leave on the left hand site by St Peter's Church.
You can also make use of the Number 20 bus service or get a taxi. But, at around 45 minutes and over two miles, the walk might prove an option that's a little too ambitious.