STOKE CITY'S meeting with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions was always going to be one of the big occasions of the Britannia Stadium season . . . but the Club's transfer activity has heightened interest in the game.
The prospect of seeing a number of new faces in the Potters' line-up, including the likes of Charlie Adam, Michael Owen and Steven N'Zonzi, means there is high demand for the opportunity to see the encounter with Manchester City.
The Owen factor has resulted in a surge in sales of both Season Tickets and match tickets for the Manchester City match in particular, while a range of hospitality packages offers the chance to enjoy the occasion in the lap of luxury.
It's a game, of course, which conjurs up memories of that spectacular goal from Peter Crouch in the 1-1 draw with Roberto Mancini's men back in March and ignited an atmosphere that was as good as it has ever been at the Britannia Stadium.
For those who wish to make it an extra special occasion, there is plenty of choice in terms of the hospitality packages available including Executive Suites at £1,500 plus VAT that come with a two course meal, beer, wine and soft drinks.
Match tickets are also on general sale and the visit of Mancini's champions is Category A* in the matchday ticket prices.
If you require more information about hospitality packages, you can obtain this by contacting the Commercial Department on 01782 592211.
Those who wish to book match tickets can do online at scfcdirect.com or by telephoning the Ticket Office hotline on 01782 367599.
Alternatively, tickets for the game on Saturday 15th September can 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.