Why is Vale Park known as the Wembley of the North?

Why is Vale Park known as the Wembley of the North?

The development became known as The Wembley of the North due to the planned size of the stadium, plans which included an 80,000 capacity with room for 1,000 parked cars. The club’s leadership had not allowed the club’s third tier status or their lack of money to curb their ambition.

What is Port Vale’s ground called?

Vale ParkPort Vale F.C. / Arena/Stadium

Where is Port Vale football club based?

Stoke‑on‑T… United KingdomBurslem, Stoke‑on‑T… United Kin…
Port Vale F.C./Locations

Where was Port Vale old ground?

The Old Recreation Ground was a football stadium located in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England, and home to Port Vale F.C. from 1913 to 1950. It was the sixth ground the club used.

How far is Port Vale from Stoke City?

roughly 4.3 miles
In English football, the Potteries derby is the local derby between the two major clubs in the city of Stoke-on-Trent – Port Vale and Stoke City, first contested in 1882. Port Vale play at Vale Park whilse Stoke play at the bet365 Stadium, the two grounds separated by roughly 4.3 miles (6.9 km).

How do I get to Port Vale by train?

Longport Railway Station is the closest to the ground, but is a good 30 minute walk away and is not well served by trains, unlike Stoke On Trent station which is. Therefore most fans end up at Stoke On Trent railway station, which is over four miles away from Vale Park and then take a taxi up to the ground.

Who are Stoke City’s main rivals?

Their traditional rivals are Midlands clubs West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers, whilst their local rivals are Port Vale with whom they contest the Potteries derby.

Why is Port Vale so called?

Vale is the only English Football League club not to be named after a place; their name being a reference to the valley of ports on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Is Stoke-on-Trent nice place to live?

A tongue-in-cheek poll has ranked Stoke-on-Trent in the top 10 worst place to live in England – and the reasons given are brutal. Every year the results of the annual survey are revealed and this year it seems things have not changed too much, other than how savage people’s comments were.

Who hates Stoke City?

Rivalries. Stoke’s local rivals are Port Vale, based in the Burslem area of Stoke-on-Trent. As the two clubs have regularly been in different divisions, there have only been 46 league matches between the two sides, with the last match being in 2002.

Why is Port Vale called Port Vale?

What are Stoke City fans called?

The Potters
Stoke City F.C.

Full name Stoke City Football Club
Nickname(s) The Potters
Short name SCFC
Founded 1863 1868 (first recorded match) as Stoke Ramblers F.C.
Ground bet365 Stadium

What is the capacity of Port Vale’s Vale Park?

Vale Park’s current capacity is just under 20,000, a far cry from the 49,768 supporters that managed to cram into the ground when Port Vale took on Aston Villa in the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1960.

Is Port Vale’s Stadium secured for the future?

“Port Vale’s stadium secured for the future after special status acquired”. onevalefan.co.uk. Retrieved 5 June 2020. ^ Baggaley, Michael (24 May 2021).

Should the Valiants get 25-year lease on Vale Park?

^ “Port Vale: Valiants should get 25-year lease on Vale Park if Norman Smurthwaite sells”. Stoke Sentinel. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2017. ^ Baggaley, Michael (9 March 2019). “Port Vale to unveil new lights at Vale Park”. Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 10 March 2019.