Pirelli Stadium - Burton Albion
Saturday, March 20th, 2009
Cheltenham Town, League Two, 3pm
By Rob Campion
1. Why you were
looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
One of the nearest floodlit grounds to Leicester I have not been to
and also to meet up with a Cheltenham supporting friend.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
Burton is very easy to get to from Leicester and takes around fifty
minutes. Picked up said friend from the train station in the town
and we made our way to the ground. Car parking at the ground only
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We were directed to the Beech pub on the Derby Road which is a five
minute walk away from the ground. All the away fans were being
directed there, but as we were early we were the only ones in there
at the time. Outside the pub was a mobile burger van selling the
usual array of hot food.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away
end then other sides of the ground?
The ground is new and functional. It is a case of “does what it says
on the tin”. Away fans are housed the terrace behind the goal on the
Derby Road side and also allocated a section of the seated main
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets
My take on the game can be found at
were friendly and the toilets were clean. No rivalry between the two
teams as both sets of supporters were more interested in their own
team than each other. Burton came across as a very friendly club to
visit. I did not purchase any food at the ground though hot drinks
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
Got back to the car and despite the traffic being heavy at the
island outside the ground we were back at the train station inside
ten minutes and I was back home in Leicester by 6pm.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Enjoyable afternoon out with the Cheltenham supporters helped of
course by the result. I might even make a return visit if Leicester
play here in a friendly.
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