The following information has been provided by Steve Rowland the club SLO firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of fans have asked how can they guarantee to get a seat at away games where they won't have fans standing in front of them. It's a tricky issue for a variety of reasons (not least of which is the EFL denies there is an issue because most grounds should be all seater!). In liaising with our own ticket office and Stoke City, I'm advised that if you want guaranteed sitting
with no standing blocking your view the following are the seats to book:
Block 41, Row 2 (right at the front), Block 41, Row 17 seats 936-954 - and then presumably Row 18 ditto. Until we prevail on clubs to provide one or more designated 'no standing' areas, we need to try and achieve this for those who want it by using a little ingenuity. I hope this helps. Your feedback is welcomed.