Port Vale estimate damage caused by Stoke City hooligans could reach £100,000

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The Sentinel newspaper reports that Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite estimates damage caused by Stoke City fans could cost as much as £100,000 to repair.

Stoke fans smashed a toilet block, broke windows, ripped out seats and broke the public address system during their U21 side’s 4-0 Checkatrade Trophy defeat.

According to the newspaper:

Vale are understood to estimate the total damage in Vale Park’s Hamil Road stand at between £75,000 and £100,000 – that includes a smashed up toilet block, around 150 ripped up seats and a wrecked public address system.

It is the public address system that is causing Smurthwaite the most immediate concern because he says having that is a safety requirement before Vale can host their next league game, at home to Cheltenham on December 15.

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