Stoke City – The Potters
Stoke City are one of the 92 professional football clubs from England and Wales that make up the Premier League and the Football League, and currently play in the Premier League, which is the top tier. The club was founded in 1863 as Stoke Ramblers and changed its name to Stoke City in 1925 after Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status. Stoke are the second oldest professional football club in the world, but sadly only have ever won the Football League Cup in 1972.
Stoke City currently play their games at the all-seater Britannia Stadium their home since 1997 and after 119 years playing at the Victoria Ground, where I had the pleasure of watching them get beat by Coventry City on the way to their historic FA Cup Win.
Colours: Red and White
The Britannia Stadium is the home of Stoke City Football Club and has been so since the summer of 1997. The stadium has a current all-seater capacity of 27,743.
The stadium cost nearly £15 million to build and moved Stoke into the modern era following 119 years at the Victoria Ground.
A noisy atmosphere is always guaranteed at this compact stadium, in the heart of Stoke city centre. Away fans are currently given seats behind the goal in the Marston's Pedigree Stand.
For some particular reason some United fans have been going crazy at halftime in recent seasons, so best avoid going downstairs unless you want to get covered in beer.
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Stoke City FC - Britannia Stadium
Manchester City played Stoke City away on Saturday 24th March 2012 (Drew 1-1). I travelled to the Britannia Stadium to watch this match.
We stopped off for a couple of hours at a sports club before doing the rest of the journey to Stoke's stadium. The club was 10 minutes away from the ground (see review).
The stadium itself looks very impressive from the outside.
The crowd control was excellent and the stewards and police were helpful and friendly.
The concourse in my opinion was far too small to cater for the away fans. I had to fight my way through the crowd. There were beers being spilt and pie slipping out of peoples hands. Not good.
When I climbed my way to my seat I had a great view! We all seemed a little cramped, but hey, body heat kept us all warm and when we scored the atmosphere was electric!
The organisation (apart from on the concourse) was great - police escorts to and from the ground and stewards happy to help you find your seat if needed.
Equipment: A ticket and your voice!!