Victoria Ground

The Victoria Ground was the home ground of Stoke City F.C. from 1878 until 1997, when the club relocated to the Britannia Stadium after 119 years. At the time of its demolition it was the oldest operational football league ground in the Football League.

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Victoria Ground - History
... The Victoria Ground had been Stoke City's home since March 1878 and the first match was a friendly against Talke Rangers on 28 March 1878, Stoke won 1–0 before 2,500 ... The ground took its name from the nearby Victoria Hotel and was originally an oval shape, built to accommodate a running track and used by the local athletic ... The ground remained this way for 30 years during which time Stoke had become members of the Football League ...

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