Free away travel offer renewed for Stoke fans

Stoke City have confirmed they will offer fans free coach travel to away fixtures for the fifth successive season.

More than 12,500 fans took advantage of the club's offer last season - taking the total of supporters to have benefited from the scheme to 45,000.

Coaches will once again leave the bet365 Stadium for all 19 of the Potter's away trips during the 2017/18 campaign, starting with Everton on the opening day of the season.

Chief Executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website: “We have been delighted with the way our supporters have embraced the free coach travel initiative; they are travelling to away games in significantly higher numbers than at any other time in our Premier League history.

“Last season we took an average of 1,896 fans to away games, an increase of 40 per cent on the away support we took to games before we introduced free travel.

“Before 2013, we were taking an average of three or four official supporters’ coaches to away games but now we’re taking an average of 14 coaches to each game.

“We have a fantastic backing, both at the bet365 Stadium and on the road, and we’re sure that will again be the case in our 10th successive season in the Premier League.”


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