TONY PULIS has likened Great Britain’s glorious Olympic Games success to the Britannia Stadium at its loudest and most vibrant . . . and he wants Stoke City supporters to reproduce that special atmosphere in the coming season.
Pulis couldn’t help but be impressed with the way the nation got behind their Olympisc heroes at the recent London 2012 Games to inspire them to a record haul of medals and knows that kind of support will be key to City’s success.
The Potters face Arsenal in their first home match of the new campaign next weekend, having launched their fifth season in the Barclays Premier League with a satisfactory draw against newly-promoted Reading on Saturday.
“The Olympic Stadium reminded me of the Britannia Stadium at its best,” said Pulis. “It was a fantastic occasion for 16 days.
“The support for our athletes at all the venues was absolutely amazing. That took them onto what they achieved in terms of medals.
“We’ve had that at Stoke for the past four or five years. We need to maintain that because it is so important to our hopes of success.
“Hearing the noise at the Olympic Stadium, you almost thought you were at the Britannia for home games against the likes of Arsenal.”
City still have a significant number of tickets remaining for the Arsenal match which kicks off at 1.30pm at the Britannia Stadium next Sunday.
These are on general sale with the game Category A* in the matchday prices.
Tickets can be booked online at scfcdirect.com or by contacting the Ticket Office hotline on 01782 367599 during office opening hours.
Alternatively, they can also be purchased in person at the Britannia Stadium Ticket Office or the Club Stores in the Potteries Shopping Centre and the Roebuck Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.