The easiest method of accessing the bet365 Stadium from Stoke town centre is on foot. You can use the footpaths along the bridge over the A500, which leads to the incinerator access road.
That links up with the footway/cycle way (and the bridge over the canal and railway line) to the stadium. Pedestrians can also join the footway from the towpath, which runs along the Trent and Mersey canal. Another route is to walk or cycle from Heron Cross (Grove Road) and Hollybush (Highfield Drive) to the stadium.
Stoke-On-Trent Station [SOT]
The station is located at Station Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2AA; 2.7 miles away.
It offers the following services:
Directions to ground: Supporters arriving by train on a matchday can take a 2-minute walk to Glebe Street in Stoke, where buses run to the stadium at regular intervals.
There are a number of bus routes that run through Trentham Lakes and on past the bet365 Stadium.
Wardles Transport run the 'Plumline' and bus route 500. Bakerbus operates bus route 350. From Stoke railway station, the journey by Plumline bus takes around 15 minutes.
Routes 500 and 350 serve the stadium. Additionally, shuttle buses depart from Glebe Street in Stoke town centre. From here they run to the stadium at regular intervals and this is a handy option for anyone arriving into Stoke by train. Buses depart from near St. Peter's Church.
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The stadium is served by the following main roads:
From City Centre
The city centre lies two miles north of the bet365 Stadium, with the A500/Queensway road running from the city centre to the ground. The road continues past the stadium before it connects with Junction 15 of the M6.
The stadium lies just off the A50, where it connects with the A500 Queensway towards the city centre and the M6. Gordon Banks Drive and Stanley Matthews Way converge at a roundabout on the stadium's eastern side, where a Harvester and Holiday Inn Express are situated.
Parking is limited on matchdays to vehicles with parking permits for car parks NORTH, WEST 1 and WEST 2.
Supporters without a car park pass have access to the Club's South and Trent car parks on Stanley Matthews Way, with limited spaces sold on a strictly first come first served basis.
Car parks open from 11.00am for an afternoon game and from 4.00pm for a evening game. Access to the car parks is available from both the A50 and the junction for Stanley Matthews Way on Trentham Road (A5035).
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bet365 Stadium capacity at start of the Season: 30,089
Pitch size: 105m x 68m
Stadium address: bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG
Phone: +44 (0) 1782 367599
The bet365 Stadium has been the home of Stoke City since 1997 following the club's departure from the Victoria Ground after 119 years.
There are tributes around the stadium for Stoke City legend Sir Stanley Matthews, with statues depicting three stages of The Wizard of Dribble's career located behind the Boothen End.
Sir Stanley died in February 2000 and his ashes were buried underneath the centre circle of the bet365 Stadium pitch.