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Matchday Information | Port Vale (H)

21 February 2022

Club News

Matchday Information | Port Vale (H)

21 February 2022

Ahead of Tuesday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Port Vale, we have brought together all the details you need to make the most of your visit to the Crown Oil Arena.


The Crown Oil Arena no longer operates cash turnstiles and is barcoded entry only. We urge supporters to use our online ticketing site to purchase their tickets before coming to the ground. Tickets will remain online until kick-off. 

Buying online is the quickest and easiest way purchase your match tickets and you can do so HERE.

You can save your e-ticket directly to your phone to scan upon entry to the turnstiles.

In circumstances where you can only purchase from the Ticket Office, please do not leave this until the last minute. Our new ticketing system requires the details of all purchasers to be stored on our system, so it will take time to process your details and issue your match ticket. Therefore, to avoid delaying your entry to the ground further, please allow plenty of time to visit the Ticket Office.


Our Ticket Collection Cabin is located opposite the five-a-side pitch at the Smith Metals Family Stand end of the ground, and will be open from 6pm for collections.

Collections before this time must be made from the Ticket Office at the Main Reception, which is open from 9am.


Turnstiles will open at 6.45pm, one hour before kick-off. 


Yonugsters can decorate their own foam football at our junior event before Tuesday's game!

Supporters can access Desmond's Den, located in Our Spot Community Hub, from inside the Smith Metals Family Stand, when the turnstiles open at 6.45pm. Following the relaxation of some Covid rules, supporters in the Main Stand and Sandy Lane can now also visit Desmond's Den before the game.

Click HERE for full details.


The Ratcliffe Bars at the club will open from 5pm. Both home and away fans are welcome.

Our Spot Community Hub, in the Smith Metals Family Stand, open at 6.45pm and is accessible from inside the stadium. It will remain open for one hour after the full-time whistle.


We have a dedicated first time visitor fan guide, which includes all of the information you need ahead of your maiden visit. Click HERE to read it. 


Visiting fans can click HERE to read our dedicated away supporters’ guide.


The Voice Of Spotland is on sale for Tuesday night's game. Please note, this programme is the edition which was printed for the original match against Vale, from December 2021.

Priced at £3, it will be available around the ground and in the Club Shop on matchday.


Our brand-new catering partner have been earning some rave reviews so far this season.

There are some tasty looking items on our new menu, provided by the Lancashire Hospitality Co-Operation. Click HERE for full details on the partnership and to view the menu.

You will be able to pay by cash or card at the kiosks. 


The Club Shop is open from 4pm right through until kick-off.

Click HERE to browse our online shop, where you can also purchase items 24/7.


Tickets for Tuesday’s half-time draw are on sale now. Get yours online HERE.

Buying online is the perfect way for exiled fans to support the club, or for those who prefer not to use cash. Please note, online sales will end at 6.30pm on Tuesday, but tickets will be available around the ground after this time.

Tickets are priced at £1. First prize is 50% of the takings, whilst second prize is a Dale shirt signed by the first team squad!

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