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First Visit

Everything you need to know for your first trip to the home of Port Vale Football Club.

First Visit to Vale Park

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.



The Vale Park turnstiles operate a scanning ticket system meaning that tickets are scanned into Vale Park by a steward.

Supporters must purchase a ticket prior to the match at the Ticket Office or online.

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 unless stated otherwise.

The opening times for the Ticket Office are: Monday-Friday: 9:00am –5:00pm. (Open until 7.45 on midweek matchday)

Saturday (Matchday): 9.30am - 3.15pm.

Please be sure to keep up to date with allthe latest ticket news through the Ticket Information section on the website.


Food & Drink:

Port Vale has kiosks in all of the stadium's stands. These sell pies, burgers, hotdogs and drinks.


The Stands:

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.


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KMF Stand

The 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 and CJ Bayley Lounge.

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.


Bycars Stand

We have now dedicated a block in the Bycars Stand for families. This is the block on the lower section closest to the Disabled Stand. The Bycars Stand is a no-alcohol stand.

The Bycars Stand is situated behind the goal. The capacity for the Bycars Stand is 4,250. Stand

The stand is all-seater and two tiered and runs parallel to the pitch. The paddock is located at the front and the 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 Hamil Road stand.

The stand has white seats and is reached by a long steep path with turnstile access at the back of the stand. The paddock has a separate entrance next to the car park.

The capacity for the stand is 3,600 and the paddock holds 3,500.


Hamil Road Stand (Away Stand)

The Hamil Road stand is the visiting supporters' stand and has an electronic scoreboard fixed to it.

The capacity for Hamil Road is 4,500.


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 Player's 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 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.


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 iFollow the Vale you will be able to watch match highlights, exclusive interviews and lots more.


Contact Us:

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 don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling reception: 01782 655823 or