ALBION will find out their 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship schedule this Thursday, and we’re building up to the EFL fixture release day by taking a look at all the Championship stadiums the Baggies will be visiting in the new season. Next up alphabetically, Stoke City...
Address: Bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 4EG.
Their home since: 1997.
Previous stadiums: Sweeting’s Field (1875-1878); Victoria Ground (1878-1997).
Record attendance at current stadium: 28,218 (versus Everton - 5 January 2002).
Pitch dimensions: 105m x 68m (115yd x 75yd).
Distance from The Hawthorns: 41.9 miles.
Parking: Stoke offer a number of pay-on-the-day car parks for supporters, with the closest to the stadium in terms of parking distance being: Autoneum Great Britain (ST4 4GR, £5), Lucozade Powerleague (ST4 4TN, £5), Hem Heath Cricket Club (ST4 4TN, £6), Trent (ST4 8GR, £5), SCI Labware (ST4 4TW, £6), BFM Europe (ST4 4TW, £6) and Stairbox (ST4 4TW, £6). There are other car parks available, including one away coaches only, and more information can be found here: https://www.stokecityfc.com/directions-parking.
Nearest train station(s): Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station (2.1 miles from the stadium).
Albion’s first visit to the Bet365 Stadium: 3 September 1997 - Stoke City 0-0 Albion.
Albion’s last visit to the Bet365 Stadium: 23 December 2017 - Stoke City 3-1 Albion.
Albion’s record at the Bet365 Stadium: P13, W2, D5, L6.
Did you know… The bet365 Stadium, previously known as the Britannia Stadium, cost almost £15,000,000 to build when Stoke moved there from the Victoria Ground - where they played for 119 years.