14th May 2007
FANS FORUM AND STOKE CITY MEETING
MID-DAY AT THE BRITANNIA STADIUM
HUGHES, BRYAN SHAW (SCSC), TONY TAMS (SCSC), PAUL BARKER (SCWIM) and
MATT FRY (SCWIM)
STOKE CITY: DELLA
MALCOLM CLARKE (M&N Supporters), Andy Harrison (Potters Trust) ,
LAURENCE KING (SCSC) and TONY SCHOLES (Stoke City)
It was agreed that it was a great success and will be used next season
for designated home and away games at the discretion of the Supporters Club.
It is hoped that local schools will be contacted so that pupils will have
the opportunity to ‘launch’ the flag on match days prior to the start of the
BIG SCREEN Beam Back
This was considered to a great success although the result was
disappointing, the Forum Members had received many compliments from
supporters about the Club for providing this facility and a vote of thanks
was passed onto the Club on behalf of the supporters.
It was noted that it seemed odd that supporters buying tickets from the
first batch that was issued also had to contend with restricted views, a
request was made that that situation would be resolved for future matches.
Della explained that it was not possible to grade the away tickets in order
to prevent it happening again.
TICKET SALES/ ONLINE FACILITY:
This was now up and running and it’s hoped that match day tickets will
be available using this system for next season.
OF MATCHES/ OFFERS NEXT SEASON: Matches will be graded next
season and promotions and ‘family days’, the dates and matches will be
identified prior to the start of the season once the new fixture list has
No final decision has yet been made about the match day pricing structure
for next season.
6.MINI SEASON TICKETS
10 FOR 8:
The Forum members suggested that the Club offer a ‘mini’ season ticket,
possibly 10 matches for the price or 8, but not just at Christmas, but from
the start of the season. This has been passed onto Tony Scholes.
No major changes are envisaged for next season for either the Club shop or
Delilah’s although plans are in place to improve the décor and facilities of
Delilah’s before the start of next season. The refurbishment of the John
Smiths Upper Tier (North) will go ahead during the close season.
SMOKING BAN / POLICY:
Whilst there are no firm details about how this particular item can be
resolved regarding the implementation in the concourse areas, the Club are
looking at various options that are currently used by other Clubs in the
league regarding the management of the ban.
BAYS/ STANDING AND VIEWING RESTRICTIONS:
This is a constant area of concern, particularly in the event of any
emergency situation that may occur. John Alcock will be contacted to bring
it to the urgent attention of the Senior Steward in the relevant areas of
A date has been agreed and the Club should announce the date during the next
fortnight. The John Ritchie Oatcake Appeal, football game will be one of the
events on the day.
11.DATE OF NEXT
MEETING ALSO FULL MEETING: The next scheduled meeting will be held on
the 2nd of July at mid day, there will be a full meeting of the
Club and the Fans Forum members on Tuesday the 7th of August at