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Our students really enjoyed the educational and leisure aspects of the tour
Brendan Nally - Ballincollig Community School, Ballincollig, Cork
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Stoke Experience Match Package

Stoke City FC has several Irish players in their squad such as Jonathan Walters, Marc Wilson, Glenn Whelan and, not forgetting Rory Delap. We now offer an opportunity which your kids have never had before!

Imagine going to a match and being part of the half-time atmosphere by having a Pitchside Parade! Your team can be in their own club gear/tracksuits as they do a lap around the pitch while the PA announcer introduces them to the crowd!  Or, your club could be the official Guard of Honour at the start of a match. Perhaps you might prefer to attend the match and afterwards be invited to meet the Man of the Match, have pictures taken and grab autographs!

The Stoke experience allows you and your group the opportunity to take part in one of our unforgettable matchday packages, which also includes a special group rate on match tickets.

You can choose any one of the following match day experiences:

  • Pitchside Parade
  • Play on the Pitch
  • Guard of Honour
  • Meet the Man of the Match
  • Coaching
  • Stadium Tour
Available year-round
Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 3 Day Coach and Ferry
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Package Includes

  • Three days luxury coach hire including driver's expenses.
  • Return ferry sailings.
  • Two night's DBB at a standard three star hotel, based on a per person sharing basis.
  • Seated match ticket with the home supporters at a home game in Britannia stadium.
  • Choice of activity, as part of the Stoke Experience (outlined below).
  • Organised afternoon activity on Day 1: paintballing / rock climbing / tour of Old Trafford stadium.
  • Organised evening activity on Day 2: bowling / ice skating.
  • Morning coaching session.
  • Travel insurance.
  • VAT.

NB: Package price quoted is based on a per person basis, for all Cat B gamesSupplements apply for Cat A and Cat A* games

Additional Information:  the Stoke Experience

Guard of Honour: Welcome the Mighty Potters out onto the pitch at the start of the match. Your group could form the official Guard of Honour line up as the Stoke City players and visiting team emerge from the tunnel onto the pitch. You will also receive recognition of your day in the match day programme and, on the big screen.

Pitchside Parade: How would your group like to be part of a lap of honour around the pitch in front of over 27,500 fans? This package suits a wide range of youth organisations and gets your group down to the pitchside during the half-time interval. You will also feature on our big screen on the day of the game.

Play on the Pitch: This is a fantastic opportunity for you to realise the ultimate dream of every Stoke fan by playing on the pitch at the Britannia stadium. Book a ‘Play on the Pitch’ slot and your group will receive: 90 minute match, Adidas kit for each player, use of the players’ dressing rooms and 30 tickets for a Premier League fixture.

Stadium Tour: In addition to offering special group rate tickets, this package allows you the chance to take a ‘behind the scenes’ look around the Britannia stadium, including the players’ dressing rooms and pitchside.

Meet the Man of the Match: How would you like your group to be able to interact with one of their heroes. Following the game, you make your way to the Sky Lounge where you will witness an interview with the Man of the Match and maybe even have the chance to grab an autograph.

Coaching Experience: Enjoy an action packed day by taking part in one of our coaching experiences prior to a game. Benefit from a full coaching session with our qualified community coaches before heading over to the Britannia stadium to watch the match.


Day 1:

Coach departs from your club for an early morning Stena sailing from Dublin to Holyhead.

Choice of one of the following activities: paintballing / rock climbing / tour of Old Trafford stadium.

Arrival at the hotel for check-in and evening meal.


Day 2:

Morning coaching session with Stoke FC staff.

Choice of one of the following activities as part of the Stoke Experience: Stadium tour / Pitchside Parade / Guard of Honour / Meet Man of the Match / Coaching Session.

Attend a Premier league match in the Britannia stadium.

Organised activity e.g bowling / ice skating. Evening meal.

Day 3:

Morning arrival at Alton Towers.

Depart Alton Towers late afternoon.

Evening sailing from Holyhead to Dublin on Stena Nordica.

** Please note itinerary is subject to change. **
Coaches will not wait for latecomers. **
** It is illegal to smoke on coaches. **
** Consumption of food and alcohol is NOT permitted on board any coach. **

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Please Note:

** Please note that the itinerary may be subject to change. **
** Groups should make financial provision in the eventuality of their return ferry being delayed. **

** It is also the responsibility of each person to be on time for all coach connections, coaches will not wait for latecomers. **