Britannia StadiumThe Britannia Stadium is a Football Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, England. It is the home of Stoke City Football Club. The club had played at the Victoria Ground until 1997 and the move was the brainchild of then-Chief Executive Jez Moxey. The club's manager at this time was Chic Bates. It was originally owned jointly by Stoke City F.C., Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration Ltd., however, Stoke City F.C. bought all shares in the stadium in a deal worth Â£6 million finalised in December 2007.The highest attendance being recorded at the stadium was 28,218 for the sell-out fixture against Everton in their FA Cup 3rd Round tie in 2002. The first goal in the stadium was scored by Graham Kavanagh for Stoke in a league cup game against Rochdale.The club had played at the Victoria Ground until 1997. Club legend Sir Stanley Matthews's ashes were buried beneath the centre circle of the pitch following his death in February 2000; he had officially opened the stadium on 30 August 1997.
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Country: United Kingdom