The Bet365 Stadium is located in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England and the home ground of Stoke City FC. The stadium was previously called the Britannia Stadium but was renamed on 1 June 2016 when the club entered into a new stadium-naming-rights agreement with its parent company, Bet365. It has a capacity of 30,089. The stadium was built in 1998 as a replacement for the Victoria Ground. Former player Sir Stanley Matthews’ ashes were buried beneath the centre circle of the pitch following his death in February 2000; he had officially opened the stadium on 30 August 1997.In European competitions it is known as the Stoke Ground due to UEFA regulations on sponsorships.
Location: Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Public transport: Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station, it is a two-minute walk from the station to Gable Street in Stoke town centre, where shuttle buses run to the bet365 Stadium at regular intervals.
The Victoria Ground was the home ground of Stoke City FCfrom 1878 until 1997, when the club relocated to the Britannia Stadium after 119 years. At the time of its demolition it was the oldest operational ground in the Football League. The ground took its name from the nearby Victoria Hotel and was originally an oval shape, built to accommodate a running track and used by the local athletic club.The Victoria Ground was demolished in June 1997 and the site stood empty for over 20-years until a housing development was built in 2019 named Victoria Park with the streets named after former Stoke players and managers.
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, England