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Remembering Hillsborough

Britannia Stadium

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03:00 21st March 2014

Stoke City's game with Newcastle United to kick off at 3.07pm

STOKE CITY’S game against Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, April 12 will now kick-off at 3.07pm as English football marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster.

As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

The match at which the disaster took place, the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm.

The minute before the new kick-off time of the Stoke-Newcastle game (3:06pm to 3:07pm) will see a period of silence observed.

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