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Burnley FC
Turf Moor

Capacity: 22,546 (all seated)
Address: Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Main Telephone No: 0871 221 1882
Fax No: 01282 700 014
Ticket Office: 0871 221 1914
Pitch Size: 115 x 73 yards
Nickname: The Clarets
Year Ground Opened: 1883
Shirt Sponsors: Premier Range.co.uk
Home Kit Colours: Claret & Blue
Away Kit Colours: White & Claret
Kit Manufacturers: Puma
Official Web Site:
www.burnleyfootballclub.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
Clarets Mad
London Clarets
The Longside (Sport Network)
Vital Burnley (Vital Football Network)

 

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Contents
What's Turf Moor Like?
Bob Lord Stand External View (photo)
Future Developments
Looking Towards The Jimmy McIlroy Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
James Hargreaves Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Bob Lord Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2013-2014
Programme & Fanzine

Disabled Facilities
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Stadium Tours
Hotel Accommodation
Turf Moor Location Map

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What's Turf Moor Like?

Burnley have played continually at Turf Moor since 1883, which is one of the longest continual occupations of ground by any club in the League. Half the ground was re-developed in the mid 1990's with two smart looking new stands being opened. The first of these the James Hargreaves Stand was opened in early 1996. It has two large tiers, with a row of executive boxes, housed between them. This stand replaced the famous Longside Terrace, which was a big steep covered terrace. Later in 1996 the Jimmy McIlroy Stand was opened at one end of the ground. This two-tiered stand is similar in design to the James Hargreaves Stand, which gives half the ground a uniform look. 

The other two sides of the ground are much older and look out of place next to their shiny new neighbours. The Bob Lord Stand at one side of the pitch was opened in 1974. It is a small all seated single tiered stand, with a row of supporting pillars running across its middle and has windshields to either side. The David Fishwick Stand (formerly known as the Cricket Field Stand) at one end of the ground was opened in 1969. Again it is a simple looking single tiered stand that has some supporting pillars. There is a Police Control Box situated in one corner of the stadium in-between the Bob Lord and Jimmy McIlroy Stands. Unusually the teams emerge from a tunnel from one end of the ground in the David Fishwick Stand. Whilst some rather cramped looking team dugouts are located in front of the Bob Lord Stand.

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Bob Lord Stand External View


Rear of Bob Lord Stand photo

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Future Developments
The club have announced a 20m re-development of Turf Moor. This will involve replacing the David Fishwick Stand with a new 2,500 capacity single tiered stand, that will incorporate some corporate hospitality boxes and will cost in the region of 10m. At the back of this will be built a a new Cricket Pavilion for the neighbouring Cricket Club. A new three tiered glass fronted hospitality block also incorporating new changing rooms for the teams is to be built between the Jimmy McIlroy Stand and James Hargreaves Stands. The second phase of the works will include the re-furbishment of the Bob Lord Stand. Other elements to the scheme involve the building of a hotel, multi-screen cinema and new supporters bar. Away fans will be housed in the lower tier of the Jimmy McIlroy Stand whilst the works take place. The capacity will be around the 22,000 mark. However, due to the current economic climate, the re-development has been put on hold for the time being.

Thanks to Kieron Duxbury for providing the above information.

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Looking Towards The Jimmy McIlroy Stand


Looking Towards The Jimmy McIlroy Stand
                      photo

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters
Away fans are housed in the covered David Fishwick Stand at one end of the ground. Approximately 4,125 fans can be accommodated in this area, although the normal allocation is 2,100.

Although I have enjoyed my trips to Burnley, I have always been somewhat surprised at how old the facilities are. From the passing through the antique looking turnstiles, the wooden seating, the rusting roof supports, to the dark and dank concourse, you get the feeling that the stand has seen better days. However, if you can avoid being seated behind a supporting pillar, the view of the playing action is quite good. Also in one open corner at the far end of the ground you also see the Pennine hills rolling into in the distance.

Neil Iwanicki
a visiting Visiting Aston Villa fan adds; 'The away stand has two pillars which can effect your view and has old, wooden seats instead of plastic ones. The concourses below the stand are not for the faint-hearted if your team has a large away following, as it is like a rugby scrum to get a drink. There are some Burnley fans in the James Hargreaves Stand who do their best to get the atmosphere going, but they never really succeeded on my visit. If you travel by official club coaches, then you'll get a police escort from the M65 to the ground'.

Burnley are generally a well supported club and there is normally a good atmosphere, however this can sometimes become quite intimidating for the away supporter making your way around the ground, so exercise discretion.

James Hargreaves Stand


A Closer Look At The James Hargreaves Stand
                    photo

Thanks to Owen Pavey for supplying the above photo.

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Where To Drink?
Pete Mitton recommends the Cricket Club; 'the clubhouse at the Cricket Club (you can also park there) is open on matchdays and visitors are always made welcome (wearing colours), which is ideal as it is right next door to the ground'. Andrew Woodhall sent in this comment about the Cricket Club bar that he overheard from a visiting Gillingham fan; "Two pints of Theakstons, a bowl of pie and peas and a cigar....and still change from a fiver!"

Paul Hanson adds 'Another place I could recommend is the Queen Victoria Public House. The away fans are always directed/encouraged to park in one location, by the side of the Burnley fire station; Pass there, away from the football ground and proceed for about 100 yards where you will find the entrance to the Queen Victoria (Brewers Fayre establishment). The ground is no more than 10 minutes walk away. Away fans visit regularly wearing their colours'.

Matthew Harrison informs me; 'The Bridge Bier Huise pub', which is around ten minutes walk away from the ground, serves good beer and food and is fine for away supporters'. This pub which is in the centre of Burnley is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and in addition to a number of real ales, offers a large selection of bottled beers from around the world. Visit the Bridge Bier Huise website for more information. Whilst Mike Dean a visiting Norwich City supporter adds; 'We enjoyed  the Talbot pub (opposite the Sparrow Hawk) for pre match drinks. It is a good sized pub with a large screen tv and plenty of sensible home fans, plus well kept real ale on tap'.
 
Ian Pilkington advises 'The Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street and pubs in the town centre are best avoided. Colours are best covered up in and around the centre of town'. Alcohol is available inside the ground.

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Bob Lord Stand


 Bob Lord Stand photo

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and onto the M65. Leave the M65 at Junction 10 and follow signs for Towneley Hall. This road eventually goes past the ground. There is a car park at the cricket ground by Turf Moor which costs 6. There is also a private car park available on Doris Street, off Belverdere Road (BB11 3DL), which is around 400 yards from the stadium and costs 5. Otherwise, street parking. 

Map showing the location of the Turf Moor football ground (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: BB10 4BX

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By Train
There are two train stations that are in walking distance of Turf Moor, Burnley Central and Burnley Manchester Road. Central station is around a 20 minute walk away from the ground and is mostly served by local trains. Manchester Road is a 15 minute walk away and is served by the faster express service. Walking directions from both are as follows:
 
Manchester Road Station
 
Upon leaving the station cross the main road towards the cinema. The ground should be clearly visible in the distance straight ahead. Turn left and progress down "Centenary Way" an unmissable dual carriageway (A682) going downhill towards the ground. A few minutes walk down this road will bring you to a roundabout where you should turn right under the canal bridge into Yorkshire Street (A671). Continue down this road and you will reach Turf Moor on your left, with the away stand the first to be reached. Thanks to Rob Quinn for providing the directions and station information.
 
Central Station
 
Walk out of the station and across the road down towards a small retail area including Fads and Halfords Cycles. You will reach the inner ring road (A679), where you turn left and after about 200 yards you will reach a set of traffic lights. Turn right at the lights into Church Street (A682). Continue down Church Street until you reach a large roundabout at which you turn left under the canal bridge into Yorkshire Street (A671). Continue down this road and you will reach Turf Moor on your left, with the away stand the first to be reached. Thanks to Paul Hanson for providing the directions.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Local Rivals
Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool.

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Admission Prices For Away Supporters
Like a number of clubs, Burnley operate a ticket category system (Gold, Silver & Bronze), whereby the most popular games cost more to watch. Gold prices are shown below, with Silver & Bronze prices shown in brackets:

David Fishwick Stand:
Adults 32 (28) (24)
OAP's/Uunder 22's 18 (17) (14)
Under 18's 13 (8) (5)

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Burnley FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme 3.
When The Ball Moves Fanzine: 1.

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance
54,775 v Huddersfield Town,
FA Cup 3rd Round, February 23rd, 1924.

Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
22,310 v Preston North End
Division One, March 4th, 2000.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 12,928
(Championship League)
2011-2012: 14,048 (Championship League)
2010-2011: 14,931 (
Championship League)

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Fans Reviews Of Turf Moor

Robert Melia (Bolton Wanderers) 3/8/13
Matthew Bowling (Bolton Wanderers) 3/8/13
Jon Pidgeon (Huddersfield Town) 26/2/13
Will Fisher (Bristol City) 28/4/12
Geoff Hooton (Middlesbrough) 10/9/11
Richard Bland (Norwich City) 5/2/11
Andrew Daffern (Leicester City) 21/8/10

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Stadium Tours

The Club offer tours of the stadium on non matchday Wednesdays. The cost of the tour is Adults 7, Under 16's 3 (must be accompanied by an adult). Tours should be booked in advance by calling the Club on 01282 700001.

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground.

Access their Burnley Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Map Showing Location of the Turf Moor stadium, nearby Railway stations and listed pubs


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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.


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Last Updated: 22 March 2014