Vale Park given community value status: the future of Port Vale’s Vale Park stadium looks secure for the long-term after it was declared an “asset of community value status” by Stoke-on-Trent city council.
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About Vale Park stadium
The stadium, situated in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent has been Port Vale’s home ground since it opened in 1950.
Originally designed to be the “Wembley of the North” a lack of finances meant the original plans were never completed. Nevertheless, a club record attendance of 49,768 was recorded for a game against Aston Villa in 1960.
In the late 1980’s and 1990’s a number of stands were redeveloped as the ground was converted into an all-seater stadium. Work began on the Lorne Street stand in 1998 and has yet to be completed.
Modern capacity of the stadium is around 19,000.