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Loomer Rd stadium

Loomer Rd stadium

Speedway at Loomer Road

Between March and October, you can watch speedway almost every week at the Loomer Road Stadium in Newcastle under Lyme - home of the Stoke Potters speedway team

The well-established Stoke Potters team race in the homely Loomer Road stadium in the Chesterton/Apedale area of Newcastle borough here in Staffordshire.

For full details about race meetings, team members and the stadium, visit the Potter's website, by clicking on the link below:

A family atmosphere is encouraged, though there is also a bar and refreshment area in the indoors section of the main stand (from which you can watch the racing through a plate-glass window).
The stadium is open on three sides, but can still attract capacity crowds of 5000.

The team is drawn from all over the world with Danish, German and Swedish riders having been on Stoke's roster.
There is a youngsters' team too, which goes under the name of the Stoke Spitfires.

Address

Loomer Road Stadium, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs ST5 7LB
How to get there >>>
From the south: leave the M6 at junction 15, follow A519 to Newcastle then A34 to Chesterton and pick up the signs for Loomer Road Industrial Estate.
From the north: leave M6 at Junction 15, follow A500 to Stoke then A34 to Chesterton and pick up signs for Loomer Road Industrial Estate.
Parking >>>
Stadium car parks and back straight viewing, and 1st and 2nd turn viewing.

Stadium

Track length - 312 metres
Covered terracing on the home straight plus bar with track viewing. Trackside parking also available.
Fast food outlet available.

History

Once upon a time, in the late 1940s, the club was based in Sun Street in Hanley, and known as Hanley Speedway - when crowds of 12,000 were attracted!

Club honours

Division Two Fours winners in 1990. Division Two Best Pairs Winners in 1984, 1988, 1989.
Track record holder: Billy Hamill (61 seconds, on 11th September 1996)
At present (2008) the team race in the Premier League of British speedway, the league below the Elite League.

Web-Links for Fixtures, & News For Fans >>>

For more on the dates and times of fixtures (the speedway season runs between March and October), see the link to the British Speedway site below (when you access it, click on 'Premier League').
For the very latest reports of signings and other news, see BBC Staffordshire Sport.
To see what the team's fans are talking about, see the BBC 606 Stoke Potters Messageboard.
And - see photos of the stadium!

Click on the relevant link below -

last updated: 21/04/2009 at 08:17
created: 15/01/2008

Have Your Say

What was your experience of Loomer Road stadium? Would you recommend other people go?

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k latimer
Not many people know about Loomer Rd which is a real shame. It's a nice relaxing evening in a family atmosphere with no trouble, no cussing - and a lot of excitment!

g.charlesworth
I would like to attend the meeting against the USA dream team. However, there are a couple of problems. On the same night the final GP round takes place at Bydgoscz. I would be prepared to come to Stoke and video the GP to watch later. The main problem is, from previous experience, the centre green announcer persists in giving the state of play of important televised Speedway. If I could guarantee there would be no mention of the GP I would attend. Otherwise I will stay at home. People who attend Stoke tregularly tell me The GP is rarely mentioned. However, has this is the final round the result may be announced. Without a guarantee my aife and I will go and watch the Americans elsewhere.Thank You

paul viv & the grandchildren
been twice with the grandchildren we all loved it even our seven year old grand daughter who wants a speedway jacket already see you next week great.

Josh
Just do it: ,

Darren Bedson
I have been going since the age of 5 in 1973 and think that Dave is doing a fantastic job if it wasn't for him and others we wouldn't have speedway at Stoke. I do wish Ben was still here but hopefully Lee and the lads will upset a few teams.

meg
Is lee back for good he is a great!!!!

Alek
Hi. Good site.

mick yates
when are you bringing the greyhounds back ?

beast
ben barker total talent for stoke, seems to carry stoke on his own wth desire to win.the rest of the team seem to plod on wth no fight needs riders wth his fight around him to carry stoke on and up

Jade
i support coventry but i think ben barker is amazing & its nice to see him doing well for stoke! ben - your loved at coventry & cant wait to have you on our team full time, Hopefully next year (: your amazing (: x x x x x

anthony chandler
Is the promoter at stoke speedway ie dave tatam any relation to the sky sports commontator kelvin tatam

Geoffrey E Anderson Biggin@Mail.dk
Our ex car mechanic is Jesper Kristiansen who i beleive is riding for you now. We do hope he is doing well as he also rides for our local team here in Denmark. Grindsted.

PhilK
Really enjoyed my trip to Stoke earlier this season to watch Mildenhall.A good race track and an enjoyable evening out.Just a pity no one from the club can be bothered to have a proper website, which would make finding out about the club much easier. Something those that run Stoke speedway should certainly look at imo

Ross Dow
I can't really say as I have never managed to find when speedway is on. There are 8 of us travelling to Somerset and Cardiff for the Pairs and GP. The Sunday match at Stoke would be ideal if it was at a reasonable time. The start time appears to be awell guarded secret. Can you advise a.s.a.p?

andy waddington
just watched the under 16's ride ,in the 3tt held at stoke .all can say is a big thank you to stoke for running the meeting ,and what they did .to all at stoke speedway well done ,and hope to see more meeting's like this .it can only help british speedway

Les Norman
I used to watch football until l discovered Speedway many years ago. Football is so boring in comparison to Speedway, and Loomer Road is an excellent venue. A good racetrack, reasonable facilities, friendly supporters who can actually mix with visiting fans without the need for segregation, and a top class management of the club. Frankly, Stoke people do not know what they are missing.

tate
loomer rd speedway great night out for the family,never been then go missin out on total excitement great atmosphere

summereverill
I thinck sppedway at lomer road is entertaing and it is a good day{night}out ffor the family.so try it and go.speedway at lomer road is good every boady likes it .i have been going for a long time now and i love it,so if you try it and you like it you can alyaws come again.

Trevor Kimberley
I travel from Leicestershire every Saturday so it must be pretty good.

Amy x-x
It is always enjoyable to go to loomer road. The racing is never boring. All the riders are very nice but it is a shame that not many people know about loomer road.

manxman
i dont go as often as i would like,but is always enjoyable

Margaret Ingham
The riders always try very hard and the racing is usually exciting. The facilities are a bit primitive, but most supporters are used to that, but first impressions show a rundown stadium. It looks as if they have tried to tidy up the area around the track a bit this season. If they could persuade supporters to have a blitz on tidying up the remains of the dog track I think it would give a much better visual impression to new visitors.

craftman
Loomer Road is seriously dated and needs a major refurbishment to compete with most other facilities in the premier league.That said , the speedway makes for great entertainment and as a positive consequence allows you to forget about the limited facilities.

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