Port Vale have announced that an agreement has been reached with neighbours Stoke City over damage to the Vale Park ground during the Checkatrade Trophy tie.
The away stand was damaged including broken seats, a broken toilet block and damage to the PA system during the game against Stoke U21. Vale estimated the costs to be between £75,000 and £100,000.
A club statement said:
The club would like to confirm that discussions have been held with Stoke City, following the damage caused in the visitors stand at Vale Park during our Checkatrade Trophy fixture last week.
As a result of these discussions, Stoke City have agreed to donate their share of the net proceeds from the gate towards the cost of repairs. Port Vale Chairman Norman Smurthwaite, would like to thank Stoke City for this kind gesture.
Port Vale will now focus on ensuring that essential repairs are carried out as they prepare for this weekend’s League Two fixture against Cheltenham Town.