Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Coates: get a coat if you're cold

Coates: get a coat if you're cold

Peter Coates has said that they do have plans to partially fill in the gaps between the stands at the Brit but says that the cold and wind are all part of the magic of the Brit.

Ever since the Britannia Stadium was built 12 years ago, fans have complained about the wind whistling through the gaps between the stands, but this has also given the Potters an advantage by creating an atmosphere (coupled with the 'loudest fans in the country') that has made the stadium a place where few visiting teams enjoy coming to play.

Now the chairman has revealed that they are investigating the possibility of joining up the Seddon Stand with the South Stand and building a windbreak between the Boothen End and the West Stand. The additional capacity may still be several years away as the club will not make the investment unless they can be certain of selling the extra seats, but the windbreak may be completed during the summer.

Having said that, Coates believes that the swirling wind just adds to the experience and told Radio Stoke that people should just wear a thick coat like he does.

I'm tending to side with Peter on this one. Most fans have got used to putting on an extra layer for the trip 'up the Brit' and anything which makes it as intimidating as possible for the visiting teams is no bad thing and the Brit's national reputation as being in a 'cold and windy wasteland' should be encouraged.



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Wednesday April 8 2009
Time: 8:31AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Sobhi Deal Next Week

Egyptian teenager Sobhi has passed a medical and agreed terms with Stoke but this is a deal that's stalled, which has seen claims Fiorentina could hijack his move from Al Ahly.

Van Persie Wants Barcelona Move?

Fenerbahce said van Persie going was 'out of the question' amidst links with Stoke, Middlesbrough & West Ham. This hasn't stopped claims he could join Barcelona.

Liverpool Midfielder For £13million

It's being reported today that Liverpool have accepted a £13million offer from Stoke for Joe Allen.

West Brom Stall Stoke Bid

With news the other day, and confirmation from manager Mark Hughes that a bid had gone in for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, it was reported yesterday...

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile
Matthew Forrester
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v West Ham
Suggested By:
Given9%
Cameron0%
Shawcross29%
Wollscheid0%
Pieters1%
Whelan2%
Imbula47%
Walters0%
Bojan5%
Arnautovic0%
Joselu0%
Diouf2%
Bardsley1%
Adam4%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)