Swansea City vs Stoke City
Saturday 2nd May | Kick Off 3.00pm
Swansea City AFC
AFTER SPENDING 93 years at their former Vetch Field home, Swansea moved in 2005 to take residence at their new £27,000,000 arena in South Wales.
Built by Interserve, the 20,000 capacity stadium was christened the 'White Rock' by the Swansea residents, but is currently called the Liberty Stadium under a 10 year corporate sponsorship deal with Liberty Properties.
Although fairly conservative in its design, the stadium is still impressive. It is completely enclosed with all four corners filled with seating. Each of the four stands is two tiered and three are of the same height.
The West Stand at one side of the pitch is slightly taller, having a row of 28 corporate hospitality boxes, situated above the upper tier. The Club's offices are also located within this stand.
An unusual feature is the great use of transparent roofing towards the South End of the stadium. This allows more natural light into this area to help the pitch.
Outside the stadium at the South West corner, by the club shop and ticket office, is a statue of former Swansea legend Ivor Allchurch. The stadium is shared with Ospreys Rugby Union Club.
The Welsh national team have played numerous games at the Liberty whilst the likes of The Who, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Kings of Leon have also held concerts at the venue.
Leave the Britannia Stadium to join the A500 Southbound, before joining the M6 Southbound at Junction 16.
Exit the M6 at Junction 8 to join the M5, (signposted The South West, Birmingham (W & S), West Bromwich).
Travel along the M5 for approximately 40 miles, before leaving at Junction 8 to join the M50 (signposted South Wales, Ross).
At M50 - Junction 4 roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A40 (signposted Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth).
Continue on the A40 taking the 3rd exit at the first roundabout, (signposted South Wales, Monmouth).
At Wilton Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted South Wales, Monmouth).
Take the second exit at the third roundabout to continue on the A40, (signposted Newport, Abergavenny, Chepstow, Forest of Dean).
Continue forward onto the A449, then join the M4 motorway (signposted Cardiff).
Leave the M4 at Junction 45 and take the A4067 towards the City Centre (sign posted A4067 South).
Stay on the A4067 for around two and half miles and you will reach the stadium on your left.
With all surrounding streets having 'residents only' parking schemes, away supporters are encouraged to use the Park & Ride system which is signposted at Junction 46 off the M4. It costs £6 per car.
184 miles from the Britannia Stadium - 3 hours 9 minutes
There are a number of ways to travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Swansea via rail.
The easiest method is from Stoke-on-Trent Station via Crewe to Swansea Station, but there also multiple connection routes available via Birmingham New Street & Bristol Parkway, and Tamworth & Newport (South Wales).
Taxi prices from Swansea Station to the Liberty Stadium are around £3.50, but if you have time on your hands and wish to embark on the 25-30 minute walk, then as you come out of the station turn right and go up the High Street.
At the traffic lights turn right into Neath Road. Proceed straight along Neath Road and you will eventually reach the stadium on your right.
Check with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for more information or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
BBC Radio Wales broadcast on 93-96FM and 104FM, whilst Swansea Sound is available at 1170am.