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For the town in Kentucky, see Sideway, Kentucky.
Sideway is located in Staffordshire
 Sideway shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ855494
Unitary authority Stoke-on-Trent
Ceremonial county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district ST6
Dialling code 01782
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Stoke-on-Trent Central
List of places

Coordinates: 53°02′31″N 2°13′01″W / 53.042°N 2.217°W / 53.042; -2.217

Sideway (pronounced "Siddaway") is an area of Stoke-on-Trent, approximately one mile south west of Stoke-upon-Trent. It is located on the junction of the A500 and the A50 adjacent to the Britannia Stadium.

The area around the stadium was formerly a spoil tip for the Hem Heath Colliery, which closed in the mid-1990s; the stadium itself opened in 1997. The surrounding area has also been redeveloped and is home to a hotel, restaurant, health club and a number of car dealerships.

Sideway is also home to a Michelin factory, a Medium Wave transmitter for Absolute Radio, Signal 2 and BBC Radio Stoke, and the base of Marcroft Engineering, a railway wagon repair company.

It also has 2 lakes which are controlled by Fenton and District Angling Society. Known as the Overflow complex.

There are proposals[1] to build a park and ride station in this area, taking advantage of its location on the A500 and A50.