Monday, December 22

Stoke City travel guide

Britannia Stadium
Friday, December 26, kick off 12:45pm


Stoke’s stadium holds 28,383, United have got 2,800 tickets priced at £35 adults, £24 for over 65s, £20 for under 17s and £17 for under 11s.

All tickets have been sold and you can find out if you have one by checking your online booking history or by calling 0161 868 8000.

Home end tickets are also sold out. Internet touts are charging £262.90 for tickets.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1. The programme starts at 12.30pm.

No MUST Chub Club event has been announced yet but we’ll post it here if there is one.

We recommend: Travel by coach, minibus or car as there is no public transport on Boxing Day.

Car – £15.82
If you’re using a sat nav or a routeplanner, use the postcode ST4 4EG.

The journey takes 55 minutes, which is 48 miles and should cost £7.81 on average in petrol in each direction.

The standard route is south on the M6, exit at junction 16, then take the A500 and the A50.

Parking at the stadium is pretty difficult as, in a similar way to Bolton’s Reebok Stadium it’s in the middle of nowhere, only there are few surrounding streets in which to park.

So you can either

1. Park in the city centre and do the 15-minute walk to and from the stadium

2. Buy a parking pass for £4 from Stoke for the South and Trent Car Parks in advance on 0871 663 2007.

You can’t pay for parking on the day. Access these car parks via the A50 or Trentham Road.

3. Park on the Power League complex in between the stadium and the academy tent.

There are only a few hundred places, priced at £4, so arrive early. It’s a pay and display car park.

4. Park at Heron Cross School and Bowling Club. There a few hundred spaces priced at £1.50.

It is on the other side of the A50 to the stadium, next to the footbridge.

To get to it, pass the stadium on your right and come off at the slip road signposted Heron Cross. Turn left and you will come to some traffic lights.

At those lights, turn left (following signs for Stoke) and half a mile down the road you can turn right into this car park.

There are no trains running on the day of the game

Club coach
United are running coaches to the game with places priced at £17 per person. They leave from the W2 car park at 9.45am and expect to be back at 4.45pm. To book click here.

Other coaches

Red Issue/UWS will be running a coach to the game, with places available to be booked through the usual channels.

Neither Megabus or National Express run services on Boxing Day.


Unfortunately, we can’t recommend any pubs because of the likelihood of trouble at this game.
But this might change, as Staffordshire Police are set to issue guidelines for fans in tomorrow.

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