The stadium itself is well-designed and has good views of the pitch from all areas. The concourses are spacious and there are plenty of amenities, such as bars, food outlets, and toilets.
However, my experience at the stadium was somewhat marred by the poor atmosphere at halftime. The concourse was very busy and there were only 2 kiosks open, which caused massive lines. This meant that it was difficult to get food or drinks, and I ended up missing a chunk of the second half.
Overall, I would say that the Bet365 Stadium is a good stadium, but the atmosphere at halftime could be improved. If the club could open more kiosks and improve the flow of people around the concourse, it would make for a much better experience for fans.
Great stadium and an amazing atmosphere wonderful support systems and security. On site parking is little to be desired can take up to an hour to get in and out due to only one entrance and exit existing for both car parks. This leads to a mass of parking congesting local residential neighbourhoods which leads to again, congestion attempting to leave the area after matchday. Either way the stadium is fairly modern and has good wheelchair access, eatery facilities and toilets. However some main paths lack stewards after matches which can lead to some incidents of pushing and shoving nothing major I've experienced in the handful of times I've been to watch the mighty potters
Wasn't a Stoke city game I attended so only one stand was open, but that just gave me a better look at this amazing ground. Got to be one of the most accessible grounds to get to by car from the m6. Everywhere was clean and tidy and the stewards where very friendly and had great banter. Ricardo's(the home supporters bar that opened last year) was open to us, the staff where lovely and the beers was cheaper than expected. Would love to visit again for a Stoke game next season to experience the atmosphere
Home of the Mighty Potters.. Stop off at Ricardo's bar for a few scoops before kickoff, it's a nice little place refurbished to a good standard with a good atmosphere then enter God's little acre the Bet365 stadium..
Very good experience watching football at the stadium. Entry was easy , and finding a seat wasn't difficult. Each stand and row is numbered.
Has two TV screens, which only show score during the match. It would be great if they could show the last goal replay on the screens.
Parking is difficult at in and out as thousands of spectators come out at the same time.
If you are local, it is probably better to use a taxi or park half a mile away from the stadium and walk.
The all-seater stadium cost nearly £15 million to build and brought the club up to standards with the Taylor Report of January 1990 to end 115 years at the Victoria Ground. Along with the possibility of converting the Victoria Ground into an all-seater stadium, relocation had was being considered by 1995 and by early 1996 the decision to build a new stadium elsewhere had been confirmed. Construction of the stadium was underway during the 1996-97 season. In August 1997 it opened its doors for the first time as the Britannia Stadium thanks to a £1 million, 10-year sponsorship deal with the Britannia Building Society which was instrumental in the overall funding of the project. Another £4.5 million was given as a grant by the Football Trust. The stadium's opening did not go according to plan, as from the outset there was concern about getting there, as the plans covered only one access road from the nearby A50, and as a result spectators arriving from the city or the motorway had to travel up the A50 for over a mile to a roundabout at Sideway and double-back the other way, which caused huge congestion. The stadium was officially opened by club legend Sir Stanley Matthews, then aged 82. After he died in March 2000, his ashes were buried beneath the stadium's centre circle and a statue showing different stages of his career was put up in his honour outside the ground. On 27 August 1997, Rochdale were the visitors for the historic first-ever competitive match a 1–1 draw in the League Cup watched by 15,439 - and four days later the first-ever league game took place against Swindon Town before a crowd of 23,859. The first season at the new ground was a bad one as Stoke were relegated from the First Division, losing 5–2 at home to Manchester City on the final day of the season, with the visiting side also going down after the relegation-threatened sides above them all won their final games.
The club's supporters protested against chairman Peter Coates, who stood down afterwards, only to return in 2006. Four seasons of third tier football followed with Gunnar Gíslason taking control of the club in November 1999. In May 2006 he sold control of the club back to Peter Coates, and soon after the Club obtained full ownership of the stadium in a deal worth £6 million following the previous joint-partnership with the Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration Ltd. The name of the ground was changed to the Bet365 Stadium in June 2016.