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Matchday Information | Port Vale vs Burton Albion

3 November 2023

Club News

Matchday Information | Port Vale vs Burton Albion

3 November 2023

Andy Crosby's Valiants welcome Burton Albion to Burslem this weekend in First Round action of the Emirates FA Cup. This matchday information guide gives you all the information you may need ahead of your trip. If you have any further questions about your visit, please email


Match tickets for our FA Cup Round One tie against Burton Albion at Vale Park are available to purchase online as e-tickets.

We politely request supporters arrive at Vale Park in good time to avoid entry queues. Turnstiles will open from 2:00pm

Please have your ticket ready to be scanned on approach to the Stadium for an efficient entry process. If you’re accessing the stadium with an e-ticket, please ensure the device is not in dark mode and the brightness is turned up to maximum.

Port Vale supporters can also purchase tickets in person from the Port Vale Ticket Office, which is open from 9am.

Dedicated Remembrance Fixture

Saturday’s match is our closest home game to Remembrance Sunday and will be our chance to honour those who gave the greatest sacrifice.

Representatives of both football clubs will lay wreaths in the centre circle ahead of kick-off, it will then be followed by a period of silence that will end with the playing of The Last Post.

Supporters who wish to be involved in the remembrance service are asked to take their seats by 2:50pm.

Ex-service personnel will be in attendance in the Staffordshire University Fan Zone collecting donations for the Royal British Legion.

The itinerary of the service can be found below: 

2.53pm – Referee leads players both clubs onto the field. Players will do their normal ‘pass-by’ of each other and then proceed to the centre circle and form up. The remembrance party will then take to the field carrying wreaths and head to the far side of the centre circle, facing the Lorne Street stand.

2.55pm –For the Fallen (Recording by Rev Ashley Cooper):

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

2.56pm – Minute’s silence which begins on the referee’s whistle, following ‘We will remember them’.

2.57pm – As the minute passes, Moira will play The Last Post – Dan will be stood with Moira to confirm the minute has passed.

2.58pm – The conclusion of The Last Post. Remembrance party leaves the pitch.

Gate Between Car Parks B and C Closed

Supporters are advised that the green gate between Car Parks B and C (Club Store and Foundation) will be closed for this fixture due to essential IT maintenance.

Matchday Timings 

See below our handy chart for all of the key match day timings for this Saturday's game. 

Tommy Cheadle's

Tommy Cheadle's will be open for home supporters before watching the Valiants. 

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Card and Contactless Payments 

Please note that from the start of the 2023/24 season, Vale Park will be operating on a cashless basis. 

Home supporters can take advantage of the Click & Collect service in the Lorne Street, Hamil Road and Railway kiosks.

Staff from FoodHub and Port Vale will be on hand to assist supporters with using the Click & Collect service for the first time!


Directions for Vale Park can be found on our dedicated page by [clicking here].

First Visit 

Making your first-ever visit to Vale Park? We look forward to welcoming you! [CLICK HERE] to find our First Time Visitor Guide.


Home and away supporters can pre-book a parking space by [CLICKING HERE]. We strongly recommend using official parking for fixtures at Vale Park.

All supporters are reminded not to block access to alleyways when parking vehicles and to leave enough space for wheelchairs and prams to pass safely on pavements when parking on nearby streets and roads.

Please be aware that double yellow lines are in place and are enforceable around Vale Park and neighbouring streets and roads.

Club Store

Our Club Store will be open from 9am and for around 30 minutes following the full-time whistle.

Staffordshire University Fan Zone 

The Staffordshire University Fan Zone - located on Hamil Road Car Park - is open from 12pm, with a variety of food and drink stalls available!


Meet Boomer! 

Our mascot Boomer will be making his way around the Vale Park pitch.

If you meet Boomer, don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media! @OfficialPVFC

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50/50 Draw

The 50/50 draw is back for the 2023/24 season with three prizes up for grabs every home match day

Tickets cost £1 each and can be purchased HERE

Zero Tolerance to Abuse

We operate a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of abuse at Vale Park.

If you hear any Abusive, Homophobic or Antisocial Language or witness any other bad behaviour of any kind please send a text to 07801 216 675 stating the Stand, Row Number and Seat Number of the offender.

Please note that all messages will be treated in confidence.

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