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.