Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent was built in 1997 as the new home of Stoke City FC
, replacing the team's former base at Victoria Ground. With a seating capacity of over 27,000, there's always a lively match-day atmosphere in this popular venue, and it's also a great location for concerts and other events.
If you're travelling to Britannia Stadium for a Premier League match or other event, read on to find your best options for getting here by car, bus, train or bike.
How to get to Britannia Stadium
Stoke-on-Trent's main railway station is situated on the West Coast Main Line and thus offers fast, frequent services to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Crewe and Derby, as well as connections to destinations across the country – visit National Rail for full details
. From the train station, it is only a two-minute walk to the city centre, where you can pick up the match-day shuttle buses which transport spectators to the stadium. These depart from Glebe Street, just in front of St. Peter's Church.
Bus number 20 runs twice an hour between the city centre and Britannia Stadium, with a journey time of approximately 10 minutes. The service departs from Stop E, on Station Road just outside the train station.
It's also ossible to walk or cycle the two miles from Stoke-on-Trent city centre to Britannia Stadium. Starting at the train station, turn right and head along Station Road, then turn right again into Glebe Street. Continue on under the railway bridge, then turn left onto Wharf Place. From here you can pick up National Cycle Route 5, which follows the Trent and Mersey Canal. Exit the pathway just beyond the recycling centre, then cross the bridges that lead over the canal and railway lines and continue on to the stadium.
Britannia Stadium is located just off the A50 and is clearly signposted, making it easy to reach for those travelling by car. If you're coming from further afield, you can connect to the A50 by exiting the M6 at Junction 15, then joining the A500 at the first roundabout. From the A500, exit on the second slip road and keep right; when you reach the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A50.
There are three car parks at the stadium catering to visitors with permits, as well as a fourth car park where you can pay for parking on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.
Car share to Britannia Stadium
If you are driving to a Stoke City match, why not team up with fellow supporters and organise a car share to get to the stadium? Travelling as a group makes the journey more sociable and fun, plus you'll save money on parking and petrol by pooling resources. It's also a greener way to travel, reducing congestion and carbon emissions – so you can feel even better about your day out at the stadium!