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Stoke City


Current LeagueEngland » Championship
Current Groundbet365 Stadium (The Britannia Stadium)
Previous GroundsThe Victoria Ground
Stoke City Fans1,582
Average Number of Grounds Visited50.22
Formed1863
Websitewww.stokecityfc.com
NicknameThe Potters
Previous NameStoke Ramblers
Facebookstokecity
Twitter@stokecity
Twitter Hashtags#scfc
Instagram@stokecity

New stadium effect

Stoke moved to the new £15m Britannia Stadium (as it was known back then) in 1997. Whilst the ground is certainly more modern than the Victoria Ground, it hasn't resulted in the same sort of improvements we have seen from other teams on this list.

Results-wise, the new stadium has made no impact at all - Stoke's average finishing position at the Victoria Ground was 39th, that improved only one place to 38th in the first 10 years at the Britannia.

Off the pitch, the 14% increase in average attendance is one of the smallest from the teams we have looked at. It may be shinier and newer than the Victoria Ground, but it hasn't had the impact we've seen from other new stadiums.

Old stadium: The Victoria Ground (1878 - 1997, 119 years)
New stadium: bet365 Stadium (The Britannia Stadium) (Opened 1997, £15m)

Old stadium average attendance: 12,684
New stadium average attendance: 14,496
Difference: +1,812 (+14%)

Old stadium average league position: 39
New stadium average league position: 38
Difference: -1

Average attendance

The Victoria Ground
1987/19889,607
1988/19899,817
1989/199012,449
1990/199112,449
1991/199213,007
1992/199316,579
1993/199415,931
1994/199512,910
1995/199612,275
1996/199712,698
bet365 Stadium (The Britannia Stadium)
1997/199815,025
1998/199912,732
1999/200011,426
2000/200113,767
2001/200213,966
2002/200314,588
2003/200416,455
2004/200514,432
2005/200615,749
2006/200716,823

League position

The Victoria Ground
1987/198832
1988/198933
1989/199044
1990/199144
1991/199250
1992/199347
1993/199432
1994/199533
1995/199624
1996/199732
bet365 Stadium (The Britannia Stadium)
1997/199843
1998/199952
1999/200050
2000/200149
2001/200241
2002/200331
2003/200432
2004/200533
2005/200628
2006/200722

See how Stoke City compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Stoke City play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

62%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(57/92)
61%
of league home matches
(28/46)
63%
of league away matches
(29/46)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
24th Aug 2024
vs West Bromwich Albion
33 days away
Last Saturday 3pm home match
79 days ago
4th May 2024 vs Bristol City
Next Saturday 3pm away match
31st Aug 2024
vs Plymouth Argyle
40 days away
Last Saturday 3pm away match
86 days ago
27th Apr 2024 vs Southampton

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
57/92 - 62%
Wednesday 19:45
8/92 - 9%
Tuesday 19:45
7/92 - 8%
Monday 15:00
6/92 - 7%
Sunday 12:00
4/92 - 4%
Tuesday 20:00
3/92 - 3%
Friday 19:45
2/92 - 2%
Friday 15:00
2/92 - 2%
Friday 20:00
1/92 - 1%
Tuesday 17:15
1/92 - 1%
Wednesday 20:00
1/92 - 1%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
See how Stoke City compare to other teams with our full Saturday 3pm analysis of all the top teams in England and Scotland.


Upcoming Stoke City fixtures

Sat 31st August 2024   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Home Park
Wed 6th November 2024   19:45   Sky Bet Championship at Ewood Park
Sat 23rd November 2024   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Loftus Road
Wed 1st January 2025   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Turf Moor
Wed 22nd January 2025   19:45   Sky Bet Championship at Fratton Park
Sat 22nd February 2025   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Carrow Road
Sat 15th March 2025   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at The Den
Sat 5th April 2025   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Deepdale
Mon 21st April 2025   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Elland Road
Sat 3rd May 2025   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Pride Park

Fixture data compiled from multiple sources, please check before travelling.


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Stoke City Information

Stoke City Facts

  • The clubs nickname 'The Potters' comes from the once booming pottery industry in the city. (jackfromstoke)
  • Stoke is believed to be the 2nd oldest professional football club (1863) behind Notts County (1862) (jackfromstoke)
  • Stoke are responsible for the penalty kick. In an FA Cup game against Notts County, Stoke were awarded a free kick inside the box but Notts County placed all 11 men on the goal line making it impossible to score. After a campaign the penalty kick was born (jackfromstoke)
  • Stoke are one of the founding clubs of the football league (jackfromstoke)

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