12:32 15 February 2012
Welcome to the Port Vale experience
Welcome to the Port Vale experience
New to Vale Park?
A guide for first-time visitors at Vale Park
We know that visiting a football ground for the first time can potentially be a confusing and daunting experience. That’s why we've put together some information about Port Vale Football Club for those planning to make their first trip to Vale Park.
In this guide we have covered everything including:-
· Location & Travel,
· Money & cost,
· Where to sit? - Stand descriptions
· What time to arrive?
· Matchday Programmes,
· Food & drink,
· Player autographs,
· Post Match continued entertainment
· How to contact us.
Location and Travel:
Vale Park is located in Burslem which is a town situated within the city of Stoke-on-Trent.
The full address for Vale Park is Vale Park, Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST6 1AW.
The capacity for Vale Park is a little over 19,000. For detailed information on how to get to Vale Park by various modes of transport please click here.
Parking is situated just off Hamil Road, the parking area is marked 'Zone C'. Please ensure that you arrive in good time as parking is limited at the ground.
From the 2014/2015 season Port Vale have a scanning ticket system in place meaning that tickets will be scanned into Vale Park by a steward.
Supporters MUST purchase a ticket prior to the match at the Ticket Office or online following this link.
The ticket will have a special bar-code which will need to be scanned to allow entry into Vale Park.
Supporters cannot pay by cash at the turnstiles.
The opening times for the Ticket Office are: Monday-Friday: 9am 5pm. (Open until 7.45 on midweek matchday)
Saturday (Matchday): 9.30am - 3.15pm.
Please be sure to keep up to date with all the latest ticket news through the Ticket Information section on the website.
Are you coming as a family, if so why not take advantage of our fantastic family ticket bundles, all prices can be found here.
Food & Drink:
Port Vale has kiosks in all of the stadium's stands. These sell pies, burgers, hotdogs and drinks.
Knowing where to sit at a football stadium can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle. That's why here at Vale Park we have made a guide to each stand.
Below we have the description of all four stands so that when it comes to choosing where to sit you can make the right choice.
The KMF Stand (Lorne Street Stand) is the main stand at Vale Park and has a capacity of 1,500. It also houses 32 executive boxes. The KMF Stand includes the Valiant Suite.
The view from the KMF Stand is parallel to the pitch and closest to the dug out.
You will also find the Press Box there.
GMB Union Stand
We have now dedicated a block in the GMB Union Stand for families. This is the block on the lower section closest to the Disabled Stand. The GMB Union Stand is a no-alcohol stand.
The GMB Union Stand is situated behind the goal. The capacity for the GMB Union Stand is 4,250.
The BetBright Stand is all-seater and two tiered and runs parallel to the pitch. The BetBright Paddock is located at the front and the BetBright Stand at the back.
It is within this stand that you will be able to experience the true football fan experience with singing and chanting to the away end which is in the Signal 1 Stand (Hamil Road).
The BetBright Stand has white seats and is reached by a long steep path with turnstile access at the back of the stand. The BetBright Paddock has a separate entrance next to the car park.
The capacity for the BetBright Stand is 3,600 and the BetBright Paddock holds 3,500.
Signal 1 Stand
The Signal 1 Stand (Hamil Road) is the visiting supporters' stand and has an electronic scoreboard fixed to it.
The capacity for Hamil Road is 4,500.
Please click the link to view a seating plan of Vale Park.
When To Arrive:
Depending whether the game is on a Saturday afternoon or Tuesday evening the kick-off time will vary from 3pm on a Saturday and 7.45pm on a Tuesday.
If you want to soak up the atmosphere and grab something to eat and drink we recommend arriving 45-60 minutes before kick-off.
Please note you may fancy arriving earlier if you are driving so that you can park up and take a wander around the stand and get to know the area.
Buying a matchday programme:
Our matchday programme is your guide to the day's match. Inside will be messages from the manager as well as previous match reports and exclusive interviews.
The matchday programme can be bought around the ground by designated sellers and at the club shop.
Getting your favourite players autograph:
To get your favourite players autograph we advise arriving early enough to catch the players as they arrive around 2 hours before kick-off. The players will use the main entrance in the KMF Stand (Lorne Street Stand) so have your pen and pad at the ready
Boomer is our big friendly dog and is always on hand to cause mischief, why not give Boomer a high-five or get your picture taken with him.
When you get home after the match:
After the match be sure to check out our official website for the full match-report, post-match reaction and match day gallery. You may even see yourself in the crowd!
If you sign-up to Valiant Player you will be able to watch match highlights, exclusive interviews and lots more.
We are always pleased to help fans and families and are always keen to make sure that you have a pleasant matchday experience win, lose or draw!
If you have any queries of any nature, please dont hesitate to get in touch by calling reception: 01782 655823 or emailing:email@example.com