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Opened 1997

Capacity 30,089

Rating: 4.3

(2723) Google Reviews

The stadium is far from transportation. We walked 40 minutes from Stoke-on-Trent station to reach it. The stadium area is large, nice, and clean. Access is very easy with electronic tickets. There are snack stands offering burgers and fries around the stadium. Inside the bleachers, it was good; we were in front of the field, allowing a clear view of the players. The match and the atmosphere with supporter songs were enjoyable. The stadium was not full for this match.
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a month ago
A decent stadium. I walked along the canal from and to the station. It’s not really well lit (there are dim spotlights in the ground) so the walk back in the dark wasn’t ideal. It took about half an hour each way. Apparently there’s a shuttle bus from the city centre. Programmes are readily available outside the ground. The view from the seat was good, close to the pitch, in the away end corner by the players’ tunnel. The stadium seemed half empty. The big stand to my left was literally virtually empty. It was very cold and the side to my left was open so it was exposed. The food was OK, it was reasonably priced. The staff were friendly. Overall it was a decent Cup away day.
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a month ago
My son had tickets for the Brighton game in Stanley Mathews suite with food and drinks then went out side to watch the game sitting in comfy seats .not been in this side if the ground as we've always been boothen Ender's Loved every minute of it despite stoke losing , really enjoyed it .
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a month ago
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.
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7 months ago
Great stadium . Only downsize is the size of the concourse. It's far too small for any decent away following.
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a month ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

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.[10]

Construction of the stadium was underway during the 
1996-97 season.[11] 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.[11]

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.[10] 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.[12] 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.[11] 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.[11]

Four seasons of third tier football followed with 
Gunnar Gíslason taking control of the club in November 1999.[10] 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.[13] The name of the ground was changed to the Bet365 Stadium in June 2016.[14]

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