Bet365 Stadium (capacity 30,089)
The recently renamed Bet365 Stadium (formerly known as the Britannia Stadium) has been home to Stoke City since 1997 after they moved from the Victoria Ground. It is a very imposing stadium which can be seen on the skyline from some distance and looks spectacular at night when it is lit up.
Unlike many modern stadiums, the Bet365 Stadium is not completely enclosed, and has two open corners, with only the DPD Stand adjoined to the stands behind each goal. The largest stand is the Q-railing stand, which is two tiered. The latest development was to fill in the South East corner in 2017, which raised the capacity to just over 30,000.
Away fans visiting the Bet365 Stadium are located behind the goal on one side of the Marston’s Pedigree Stand (nearest the Q-railing Stand) with a typical allocation of around 2,800.
There is limited parking available on the day at the Bet365 Stadium, with the South Car Park on Sir Stanley Matthews Way available on a first come first served basis. There are also a number of paid car parks further away from the ground, and limited street parking within walking distance of the stadium.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Bet365 Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|South Car Park||ST4 4EG||£5||0.1km||Parking at the stadium is limited, and fills up quickly. The car park can be accessed from Trentham Road or from the A50 and through the main slip road into the Bet365 Stadium.|
|Power League Complex||ST4 4TN||£4.50||0.3km||The Power League complex is right next to the stadium and can accommodate a couple of hundred cars. Payment is on entry where you will be given a ticket to display on your dashboard.|
|Heron Cross School and Bowling Club||ST4 4LJ||£2.50||1.0km||This is one of the least expensive options for matchday parking near the Bet365 Stadium. The car park only holds a couple of hundred cars so arriving early is recommended. There is a footbridge which leads to the stadium footpath, which is only around a 10 minute walk.|
|Longton Rugby Club||ST4 8WG||£5||1.6km||Parking at Longton Rugby Club offers away fans an option of being close enough to walk to the stadium, but far enough away to avoid the traffic congestion after the game. It is also secure parking with CCTV in operation and you also have the option of going for some food and drink on site.|
|Screwfix Direct||ST4 8GR||£4||3.4km||There’s around 300 spaces available on matchday at Screwfix Direct. It’s around a 20 minute walk to the stadium and will allow for a quick getaway after the match has finished.|
|Grove Road (street parking)||ST4 3AY||Free||1.1km||Just to the North of the stadium, there is an area called Heron’s Cross where you will find some street parking on Grove Road. There’s a footpath leading to the stadium, which will take around 15 minutes to walk. Obviously, street parking is at your own risk.|
|Glebe Street Shuttle Bus||ST4 1ET||£3||3.2km||A way to avoid the traffic congestion after the game has finished is to find some street parking near Glebe Street (try the PMT Bus Garage) and get the shuttle bus in to the stadium, which only takes around 5 minutes. On the way back, the buses line up behind the Novus stand. This should allow you a quick getaway with convenient access to the A500.|
Stoke-on-Trent railway station is the nearest station to the Bet365 Stadium, but it’s around 2 miles away, so walking would only be advised for those feeling fit. If you do want to walk it, then turn right when you exit the station and walk down Station Road. When you reach the traffic lights, take another right on to Leek Road, passing under the railway line, and then drop down left on to the tow path of the Trent & Mersey Canal. Keep going along this path until you get to the stadium, where you then cross over the canal and railway line on the footbridge, which brings you out near the away end.
Alternatively, there are shuttle buses that you can catch when you arrive at Stoke-on-Trent railway station. These depart from Glebe Street, which is around a 5 minute walk. Take a right out of the station and head down Station Road. When you get to the traffic lights at the bottom of Station Road, turn right on to Leek Road. When you cross the dual carriageway, you’ll see Glebe Street in front of you, usually with a queue of fans waiting for the bus. A return ticket costs £3 for adults and £2 for children, and the buses can be found behind the Sentinel Stand (also known as the East Stand) after the game.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Bet365 Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. lease note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the Bet365 Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Stoke City, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Stoke City’s Bet365 Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Stoke City perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!