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Visitors 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 Visiting Supporters Car Park to the bet365 Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is between 15m and 60m depending on which part of the car park you are situated.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of concrete and tarmac.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways and slight slopes.

Parking (Visitors Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located next to the SHARP Stand (South Stand) visitors concourse.
    • The car park is accessed via Stanley Matthews Way.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • 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 a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 450cm x 600cm (14ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • The designated Blue Badge parking bays are approximately between 5m and 30m from the outer concourse/walkway.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.
    • There are 10 parking bays in total which are allocated to Blue Badge holders, of which 10 is/are clearly marked.
    • This car park is for away supporters.
    • Parking spaces are available on a match-by-match basis.
    • 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

Visitors Car Park to the Outer Concourse (Visiting Supporters)

  • The Visitors Car Park is located next to the stadium.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • There are two sets of designated Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The first set are located to the left as you enter the car park.
  • To access the stadium from these designated parking bays there is a marked path leading to the stadium.
  • These Blue Badge parking bays are approximately 60m from the nearest accessible entrance.
  • There are slight slopes located along the path.
  • The second set of Blue Badge parking bays are located at the rear of the car park outside of the stadium.
  • These Blue Badge parking bays are approximately 15m from the nearest accessible entrance.

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.