Vale Park is a located in Stoke-on-Trent, England and has been the home ground of Port Vale FCsince 1950. Due to safety restrictions it now has a capacity of 15,036, having undergone major restructuring to make the stadium an all-seater venue in the 1990s. The pitch is clay underneath the grass, rather than sand. These two factors make the pitch vulnerable to freezing temperatures. It is an extremely dry pitch, which often makes passing football quite difficult. There is also a coal seam under the pitch, and numerous mine shaftsdotted around the local area, including many under the park opposite the ground. The Vale Park pitch is one of the widest in the Football League.
Location: Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Public transport: Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station. From there, you can catch a bus to Burslem town centre. You can also catch the train to Longport station which is a 25 minute walk to Vale Park.