STOKE CITY remain confident that their FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester City will go ahead at lunchtime today . . . but have stressed once again to supporters to get to the Britannia Stadium as early as possible.
An overnight operation to clear heavy snowfall has left the stadium itself in a fit condition for the meeting with the Premier League champions.
Work is continuing to clear the approaches to the stadium in the lead-up to the kick-off, but the Club have advised supporters that there will be some restrictions on car parking in and around the stadium due to the conditions in those areas.
While some car parks are likely to have unreserved parking, some of the satellite car parks are unlikely to be in operation.
The forecast snow fell through the night until 3.00am, but the fact that there was then an improvement in the weather gave staff chance to step up their operation.
The message to supporters is to allow yourself plenty of time to get to the stadium for the 12.45pm kick-off, especially those who need to collect tickets.
Ticket collections can be made up until 10.30am at the main Ticket Office and then from 10.45am from the Satellite Ticket Office.
The Club still have tickets available for home supporters and these can be purchased on the day, priced at £20.00 for adults, £10.00 for over-65s and £5.00 for under-17s.
*Keep in touch with the Club's Official website for further updates.