Heading up to Stoke on Saturday? Here's everything you need to know about at an away day at the bet365 Stadium...
Away supporters are situated on one side of the Sharp Stand at one end of the ground. The facilities and view of the action from the stand are good and the concourse boasts a large choice of refreshments. With the stadium high up and in an exposed position it can get cold and windy during the winter period.
Next to the stadium there is a Harvester, while the Terrace Bar is only a five-minute walk from the railway station and also serves food. The Pig Out Box is also a stone’s throw from the stadium which offers Burgers and Chips. Alternatively, down on the nearby canal, supporters can find a canal boat named the ‘Boatcake’ which sells the traditional and locally-produced oatcakes.
The aforementioned Harvester is accommodating for away fans as is the Terrace Bar and the Leek Road Venue Bar. There is a shuttle bus to the ground priced at £4 for a return ticket which runs from near the station and stops at the pub. Further down Sir Stanley Matthews Way and off along Eastern Rise is the Longton Rugby club which has two bars.
Postcode is ST4 4EG. There is parking available at the ground which comes at a cost of £5. There is parking at the Harvester Pub which also costs £5 but supporters may hit traffic heading away from the stadium. Also, off Sir Stanley Matthews way, there is a Power League complex which allows parking for £4.50 as does Longton Rugby club for £5. Supporters may find it difficult finding other places to park without being too far out the way but if they choose to, they should be wary of street signs before parking.
Stoke Railway station is located just over two miles away from the ground. There are shuttle buses which depart every 15 minutes up until kick-off. Trains run direct from London Euston with the journey taking around an hour and a half.
Around 1,900 Addicks will be cheering on Lee Bowyer's boys in Stoke. Tickets will NOT be available on the day, so fans are urged to buy their tickets before they go off sale at 1pm on Friday afternoon.