Stoke City Football Club was born 1863, and were one of the twelve founding members of the Football League when it was introduced in 1888.
Map & Directions
Getting there by car:From the North/South/West: Leave the M6 at Junction 15 and take the second exit (straight on) at the first roundabout onto the A500. Exit the A500 at the second slip road and then keep in the right lane for the A50. At the roundabout take the second exit (right) to join the A50 (the bet365 Stadium is signposted and visible on the sky-line to the right). Once on the A50 take the first exit and head up the bank towards the traffic lights. Turn right at the traffic lights and head over the fly-over. Take the third exit (right) at the first roundabout, the first (left) at the second and the third (right) at the third to reach the stadium.From the East: Take the A50 all the way to Stoke-on-Trent. Take the last turn off on the A50 with the stadium to the left. Go straight on at the first roundabout and right at the second to reach the stadium.Getting there by rail:Stoke-on-Trent station is situated on the West Coast Mainline and provides easy access from Manchester, Birmingham, Crewe, Derby and London. Supporters arriving by train on a 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 by the St Peter's Church.Getting there by bus:There are a number of bus services that run through Trentham Lakes and past the Britannia Stadium all week long. Wardles Transport run the 'Plumline' and '500' services while bakerbus operate the '350' service. Visit www.stokebus.info for more information.On a matchday, there is an increased level of buses which travel to and from the stadium. For more information and a host of timetables for Matchday Buses, visitwww.stokecityfc.com/tickets/matchdaybuses.aspxNational Express also run many coaches to Hanley bus station from around the UKGetting there by foot:Pedestrians can walk to the bet365 Stadium on a matchday from Stoke Town Centre using existing footpaths along the bridge over the A500 which leads to the Incinerator access roadto link up with the footway/cycleway (and the bridge over the canal and railway line) to the stadium. Pedestrians can also link up with the footway from the towpath which runs along the Trent and Mersey canal. Supporters can walk from Heron Cross (Grove Road) and Hollybush (Highfield Drive) to the stadium, along a footway/cycleway.There is NO PEDESTRIAN ACCESS along the busy A500 or A50 roads. Finally, pedestrians can walk to the stadium along Stanley Matthews Way running up from Trentham Road (A5035).Match Access & Parking:On match days, access to the bet365 Stadium is strictly limited to vehicles with parking permits for car parks NORTH, WEST 1 and WEST 2.Supporters who are allowed access from the A50 should follow signs which indicate coach and disabled parking.Car parks will open from 11.00am for an afternoon match and from 4.00pm for a night match.Access to the car parks is available from the A50 and the junction for Stanley Matthews Way on Trentham Road (A5035).Accessible by Public Transport: Stoke-on-Trent station is 2 miles away.