Information received from Staffordshire Police for our away fixture at Port Vale tomorrow (Friday, March 30), 3pm.
Port Vale Football Club
The Traffic Commissioners’ Guidelines, together with the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, as amended by the Public Order Act 1986, prohibits alcohol on a vehicle which :-
is either a public service vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (i.e., mini – bus) and ;
is being used for the principal purpose of carrying passengers for the whole or part of a journey to or from a designated sporting event.
Coach Operators are reminded to keep to the following new guidelines when carrying supporters to and from football matches :-
1. Coaches are not to stop within 10 miles of the venue either on route to or from the event unless prior agreement is obtained from the local Police Liaison Officer.
2. Unless directed otherwise by a Police Officer, coaches may not stop at premises where intoxicating liquor is sold unless it is sold as ancillary to a substantial meal.
3. Coaches are to arrive at the venue no earlier than two hours before and not later than one hour before kick-off.
4. Coaches are not to set down or uplift passengers at any unauthorised locations without prior permission of the police.
5. Coaches must leave the venue within one hour of the finish of the event.
The Commissioner has powers to attach conditions to Operators’ Licences in relation to journeys to and from football matches, but prefers to rely on co-operation between Operators and Police.
The Police have been asked to notify the Commissioner of any incidents where the guidelines have not been followed so that he may consider whether any conditions should be imposed.
Away fans information
Visiting fans are allocated seating in the Hamil Road Stand, where the capacity is 4,500.
The away fans' ticket office is to the left of the away stand as you are facing it.
The Vale Social is a pub which is accessible for home and away fans and is located to the right of the away stand.
Refreshments are also served within the concourse. Turnstiles open at 2pm.
The supporter liaison officer, Ally Simcock, will be on hand on match days to answer any queries. Further, you can email Ally on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking at Vale Park
Car parking is available for visiting supporters at the Hamil Road away end directly off Hamil Road and a fee is charged by the club.
Coach Parking at Vale Park
Coaches are to park on Hamil Road carpark (away end) which is accessed directly off Hamil Road where they will be met by club stewards and parked accordingly. (fees apply).
Trains run to the main Stoke-on-Trent station.
From there, you can catch a bus to Burslem town centre. Vale Park is situated on Hamil Road (By the traffic lights, go past the Red Lion on your left and Hamil Road is the second left turning.)
You can also catch the train to Longport station which is a 25 minute walk to Vale Park.
Head up Station Street then head onto Newcastle Street until you reach Burslem town centre. Hamil Road is then on your left.
98/98A: Run regularly from Newcastle Bus Station to Burslem town centre.
20/20A/29/21/21A: Run regularly from Hanley Bus Station to Burslem town centre.
7/7A/7B/7C: Run regularly from Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station through to Hanley Bus Station and then to Burslem town centre.
Further Information via these links