Bet365 Stadium

30089 seats
Bet365 Stadium
Official Stadium Name Bet365 Stadium
Former Names Britannia Stadium (1997-2016)
Alternative Names Stoke City FC Stadium
Inauguration Date 30/08/1997
Opening Game Stoke City 1-1 Rochdale
Opening Game Date 30/08/1997
Attendance Record 28218
Record Match Stoke City 0-1 Everton
Record Date 05/01/2002
Cost £14.7 million
Owner Stoke City
Operator Stoke City
Tenants Stoke City (1997-present)
EFL Championship
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Desso GrassMaster

Location and Contacts

Continent Europe
City Stoke-on-Tren
Address Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4EG
Coordinates 52°59′18″N 2°10′32″W
Telephone +44 1782 367598
Website Official Website

In-Game Details

Category Real
Shadows Many
UT Quality Silver Common
Default Time 12:00
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA/FC Clubs Stoke City
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23

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Stadium History

Decision to leave the century-old Victoria Ground was made in 1994 as the old venue couldn’t meet requirements set after Taylor Report. New design and location in a rather remote area were approved in 1996 and in late Autumn of that year construction works started. As the venue is based on a prefab steel frame, it only took several months to erect it. Construction had cost £14.7 million with funding coming from the club, city of Stoke-on-Trent and the Football Trust. Mixed ownership with both SCFC and municipal authorities changed in 2007, when the club bought all shares of other holders, becoming sole owner.

Opening was done by Sir Stanley Matthews, club’s biggest legend. He also received a monument next to the stadium that shows him in various stages of his career. When Matthews died in 2000, his ashes were buried under the central point of the pitch.

In 2012 Stoke City announced plans to build a new section in south-eastern corner, originally room for giant screen. This move is expected to raise capacity above the 30,000 mark.