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Britannia Stadium, Stoke On Trent, England

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

The Britannia Stadium is the home of Stoke City Football Club. The club had played at the Victoria Ground until 1997 and the move was the brainchild of then-Chief Executive Jez Moxey. The club's manager at this time was Chic Bates.

The new stadium holds 28,383 supporters, with the highest attendance being recorded for the sell out fixture against Everton in their FA Cup 3rd Round tie in 2002.

The 'away end' holds a maximum of 4,800 visiting supporters.

The cantilever Stadium has four stands. The first goal in the stadium was scored by Sir Stanley Matthews, the club president.

Unfortunately, the stadium has witnessed some of the worst violence amongst any British stadia and after a particularly poor record of spectator violence in 2001-2 the club management has organised safety stewarding, to become one of the safest stadia for spectators. These measures helped to make the least violent crowd/spectator problems for the 2003/4 season.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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