Sports, Music, Events
History of Britannia Stadium knows everything there is to know about the stadium. The stadium is located in Stoke-on-Trent and construction began in 1997. It is the home of Stoke City F.C and has a wide and varied sporting history.
Talk of the stadium came about around 1994 and was confirmed in 1996. It’s construction cost a whopping £15 million and took just under a year to build. The stadium was finally opened in August 1997.
The building holds a huge amount of sporting history, Sir Stanley Matthews’, who opened the stadium, ashes are buried underneath the grounds and there has been a statue resurrected in his honour.
There is space enough for 27,740 spectators and isn’t used solely for football matches. Concerts and events regularly take place at the stadium. Acts such as Bon Jovi, Elton John and Bryan Adams have all hosted amazing evenings in the grounds. The stadium has also held huge fireworks displays in the past.
In recent years, there has been much discussion about the possibility of expanding the grounds further to fit in more spectators. Plans were held off due to various sporting seasons and events and in November 2012, the decision was finally made to increase the sports grounds facilities by an extra 3,000 seats.
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