We are “on the road” at Port Vale on Saturday. Last season’s visit ended 0-0 with few shots of note from either team but County have wracked up an impressive 10 goals in August and will be looking to continue that goal scoring form into September.
The Valliants, on the other hand, have a perfect home record in the 2018/19 Season so County will need to be at their best to get something at Vale Park.
AT THE STADIUM
The capacity for Vale Park is a little over 19,000 with a massive 4,000 seats set aside for away supporters. The away end is unreserved seating.
Food is available on the concourse and is charged at reasonable Stadium prices with a hot dog or pie costing around £2.50.
Tickets are available on the day for this match but will be charged at a £2 increase on the previous, in advance, prices so prices will be:
Adults (22 yrs to 61 yrs) £24.00
Young Adults (18 yrs to 21 yrs) £19.00
Senior Citizens over 62 yrs £19.00
Juveniles (12 yrs-17yrs) £12.00
To purchase a ticket on the day, you will need to visit the away sales kiosk situated outside the Away Stand. This will open at 1pm and is cash only.
Tickets will be available in the Kingsway Centre Club Shop until 3pm on Friday 31st September 2018.
The weather looks clear but cloudy with a low temperature of around 14 degrees; however, please keep an eye on local weather forecasts for Burslem as rain is possible.
Port Vale is the only Football Team in the Football League not named after a place. Vale Park is actually located in Burslem which is a town situated within Stoke-on-Trent. The postcode for the Stadium is ST6 1AW.
The journey by train will take around three and a half hours and will require at least one change.
You can either:
Catch a train to the main Stoke-on-Trent station. From there, you can catch a bus to Burslem town centre. The Ground is situated on Hamil Road (By the traffic lights, go past the Red Lion on your left and Hamil Road is the second left turning.)
Or alternatively, you can also catch the train to Longport station (nearest to the ground) and walk 25 minutes to Vale Park. Head up Station Street then head onto Newcastle Street until you reach Burslem town centre. Hamil Road is then on your left.
Leave M6 at junction 15 and take the A500 north to Stoke-on-Trent. Continue on this road until you come to the exit signposted Tunstall A5271. Take the fourth exit, and after 0.5 miles turn right on to the B5051 (second exit, Newcastle Street) at the small roundabout.
Carry on up to the next roundabout and go straight across to the crossroads. Go straight across the crossroads into Moorland Road. Take the second left on to Hamil Road and Vale Park is on the left.
Parking is available at the Stadium. This is located in Car Park C which is the main car park near the Away Stand and is charged at £5 per car, £16 for a minibus, or £25 for a coach. This is pay on the day and advance booking is not possible.
Can’t get a space in the ground? The nearest car park is around 3 minutes away.
Can't make the match?
You can listen to LIVE commentary of the game with Tim Thraves from 2.45pm. This is included in a monthly iFollowExiles subscription of just £4.49. Buy now for the month of September and you will be able to enjoy live audio commentary from away matches at Vale Park, Oldham Athletic, and Tranmere Rovers and our home matches against Yeovil and Cambridge United. After the match, you can enjoy full match replays, extended highlights, and exclusive post-match interviews all Newport County AFC matches.