Back in the late 1940s Port Vale had grand plans for the Hamil End of the ground – we take a look at what was proposed…
Vale Park stadium
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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.
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.
Potential Port Vale owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan have told the Sentinel that they are still interested in buying the club.
After Charlton Athletic fans successfully get their Valley ground re-listed as a community asset, Rob Fielding thinks it’s something for Port Vale supporter groups to consider.
Pictured from around 1950 is a photograph of the then Port Vale chairman addressing the fans.
Local press reports and social media posts suggest several incidents of damage to the Vale Park stadium following the Checkatrade Trophy game against Stoke City U21.
A freedom of information request by the BBC has shown the policing number at most Port Vale home matches last season.
A poll on the OVF website indicates that a majority of Port Vale supporters would welcome the introduction of safe standing at the Vale Park stadium.
A brief gallery showing a couple of changes to Vale Park that were evident during the opening game against Wycombe Wanderers.
The Sentinel reports that Port Vale are exploring the possibility of reviving concerts at Vale Park.
Port Vale have announced that a number of executive boxes are available for the forthcoming England Women’s International.
The Sentinel newspaper says that documents forwarded to them show that a Norwegian group are seeking to buy Port Vale FC for £6.5m.
Further posts in the OVF forum from Chairman Norman Smurthwaite have claimed that the Vale Park stadium is valued at £9m.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says that he will sell both the football club and the Vale Park stadium if an suitable party takes over.
Bristol Rovers chairman Steve Hamer has asked Port Vale FC and Staffordshire Police to provide reports on incidents in the away stand on Saturday.
Yes, it really did happen. Coverage of Port Vale’s only rock concert made the lead headline on one of the country’s leading music magazines. And we have the images to prove it.
It’s the first weekly digest of the new season and in it we… look back at Vale Park’s opening game, select the Tweet of the week, former players news and a look back at Milija Aleksic…
The Sentinel newspaper reports that a Police cordon is in place after a hand grenade was reportedly found at Vale Park.
Chairman Norman Smurthwaite has said he will attempt to add some more seats to the Lorne Street stand ahead of the new season.
A few images from our match sponsorship at Vale Park.