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Travel Guide: Port Vale (Tuesday, March 20)

All you need to know ahead of the Grecians trip to Vale Park in March

19 March 2018

Exeter City head to Port Vale on Tuesday, March 20, looking to avenge a 1-0 defeat at St James Park earlier in the season. He is all you need to know about visiting Vale Park.

STADIUM VALE PARK (ST6 1AW): Vale Park has a capacity of 18,947, all of which is seated. The away fans are housed in the Signal One stand which has room for 4,500. The view and facilities, located on the concourse behind the stand, are good.

GRECIAN TRAVEL: Grecian Travel will depart from outside Unit 1 Nightclub at 1.15pm on Tuesday, February 13. The fare is £30.

Other pick-up points include:Honiton Road Park & Ride (By Miller and Carter Steakhouse), Cullompton Services (Junction 28), Tiverton (Junction 27), Taunton (Junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.  

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

Alternatively, drop into Reception at St James Park to book.

BY ROAD: Use the M5 and follow the M5 and M6. At junction 15, of the M6, take the exit to Stoke on Trent. Follow A500 until the A527 Tunstall/Burslem exit, where you take the A527 towards Tunstall/Burslem.

At the next island just past the Price Kensington factory turn right for Burslem town centre. Continue on this road up the hill, crossing another island and into Burslem town centre. Continue straight on over the traffic lights at the crossroads and then take the first road on the left which takes you down to the ground.

BY RAIL: Stoke-on-Trent station is the most convenient station to use although it is around four miles from the ground meaning fans will have to take a taxi to the ground. The journey to the station from Exeter St David’s would take around three-and-a-half-hours.

Longport Railway Station is the closest to the ground however and, on March 20, it is possible to get the 2.48pm train from Exeter St Davids, which gets into Stoke-on-Trent at 6.18pm and then get the 6.34pm train from Stoke-on-Trent to Longport which will arrive at 6.39pm. However, after the game, getting back from Longport to Stoke-on-Trent, via train, is not possible.

TICKETS: Tickets for City's away match against Port Vale at Vale Park on Tuesday, February 13 are now on sale.

Online bookings for the match are handled directly with Port Vale, not through City's ticketing system. Please visit www.portvaletickets.com, register, and then select the ‘away end’ option of our game.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visiting the club shop & reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Matchday purchases are available and are cash only from 1pm outside the away stand. Matchday prices apply and are £2 more expensive.

Hamil Road Away Stand:

  • Adults (22-61): £20
  • Seniors (62+): £15
  • Young Adults (18-21): £15
  • Juniors (12-17): £8
  • Under 12s: FREE

Ambulant/wheelchair: Ambulant supporters pay their age related price and carer is free (Medium and High DLA must apply).

Ambulant customers wishing to sit in the away stand must note there are no disabled facilities available in this stand.

There is a dedicated stand for supporters with disabilities, which is a mixed supporter area and is situated at the opposite end of the ground.

This stand is also suitable for wheelchair users and must be booked with PVFC directly – 01782 655821. Parking is available for this stand, costing £10 and can be booked with tickets.

Cash is not accepted at the away turnstiles, tickets can be bought from a portacabin in the car park for cash only. If you wish to pay by card, you will need to use the main ticket office.

WEATHER: The weather forecast for Stoke on Tuesday night is for light could and breezy conditions. Temperatures could as low as one degree while the match is being played. Therefore, please make sure you wrap up warm. 

PUBS/FOOD: Near the away turnstiles is a club bar called the Vale Social. Away fans are admitted but this is at a cost of £2 per person, with under-18s and over 60s going free. Most pubs in the town are for home fans only, including the closest pub to the ground The Vine; but the Bull’s Head welcomes away fans.

TOTAL DISTANCE:

The total distance between St James Park and Vale Park is 202 miles, which would take around three-and-a-half-hours to drive.


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