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South Car Park to the bet365 Stadium

Stoke City Football Club - bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from the South Car Park to the bet365 Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 200m.
  • The route takes approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of concrete, tarmac and block paving.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways, slight slopes and road crossings.

Parking (South Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located off Stanley Matthews Way.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is step-free access throughout the car park.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • Standard parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The route from the car park is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The stadium is clearly visible from the car park.
    • For more information on the parking please click here (opens new tab).
  • Matchday Information View
    • The following information relates to the parking available on a matchday.
    • Standard parking bays can be used for Blue Badge holders.
    • This car park is for home and away supporters.
    • Parking spaces are available on a match-by-match basis.
    • Parking is not free for all supporters on match day.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders on a match day.
    • There is a steward available for assistance on match days.
    • Car parks at the bet365 Stadium open from two hours before kick-off on a matchday.
  • Related Route Plan(s) View

South Car Park to the Outer Concourse

  • After exiting the South Car Park turn right onto the footpath.
  • Follow the footpath for approximately 60m where there is a slight slope located on your left.
  • Follow the slope to the pedestrian crossing which is used to cross the access road to the stadium, from Stanley Matthews Way.
  • The pedestrian crossing does not have any audible or visual signals.
  • There will then be two additional crossing points.
  • The crossing points have dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • After completing the first crossing turn right.
  • After the completing the second crossing turn left and follow the path for approximately 50m to the outer concourse.
  • There is step-free access onto the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access around the concourse, however there are some very slight slopes in places. The surface of the concourse varies between block paving and concrete.
    There are some steps located outside the Boothen End (North Stand). These steps can be bypassed by using the dropped kerbs and the designated pathway in the North Car Park.
    There are also steps located on the concourse between the ticket office and the Q-railing Stand (West Stand). These can be bypassed via the ramp on the opposite side of the access road, within West Car Park 1. There are pedestrian road crossings with bollards on either side of the ramp.
  • On matchdays there are food and drink stands located around the concourse; at the Boothen End (North Stand), on the corner between the SHARP Stand (South Stand) and Q-railing Stand (West Stand), on the Tile Mountain Stand (East Stand), on the corner between the Tile Mountain (East Stand) and SHARP Stand (South Stand) and on the away section of the SHARP Stand (South Stand).
    There are programme stalls located around the concourse.
  • There is step-free access from the concourse to all of the stands.
  • On matchdays the away section of the SHARP Stand (South Stand) is sectioned off.
    There are gates manned with stewards on either side of the concourse outside of the away section of the SHARP Stand (South Stand).
    Access between the SHARP Stand (South Stand) and the Q-railing Stand (West Stand) is possible via the public footpath along Stanley Matthews Way.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.