Stoke seek planning permission to boost Britannia Stadium capacity to 30,000

By Neil Moxley

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Stoke City are looking to increase the capacity of the Britannia Stadium.

The club is applying for planning permission to build a wrap-around stand which will allow over 30,000 supporters into the ground.

Stoke are looking to join the Seddon Stand and the Marston's Pedigree Stand. The space is currently occupied by a giant video screen.

Chief executive Tony Scholes said: 'The decision to expand the Britannia Stadium has come after careful consideration over a number of years.

Expansion plans: Stoke want to increase the capacity at the Britannia Stadium to 30,000

Expansion plans: Stoke want to increase the capacity at the Britannia Stadium to 30,000

 

'Home support levels are continuing to hold up well as we mark our fifth season in the league and this was highlighted during our last home game with QPR where we enjoyed our highest attendance of the season.'

The club has 20,000 season-ticket holders and has seen the figure grow year-on-year since they were promoted to the Premier League in 2008.

Scholes added: 'We run a number of initiatives to engage with our younger supporters and we have seen an increase from 15-25 per cent in the number of fans aged 21 or under visiting the Britannia Stadium which is very encouraging.'

 

 

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Don't the Stoke public suffer enough already - surely there's something someone can do to stop Pulis imposing his team's "style" on more innocent members of the public!!

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I would much rather see us filling the said corner of the ground with a standing terrace. This would certainly boost attendances and generate more of an atmosphere. I have hardly been to watch stoke since we moved to the soulless windy basin that is the Britannia Stadium, if we had a standing terrace i would be first in the Que for a season ticket..

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