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Burton Albion FC
Pirelli Stadium

Capacity: 6,912 (2,034 Seated)
Address: Pirelli Stadium, Burton Upon Trent, Staffs, DE13 0AR
Main Telephone No: 01283 565 938
Fax No: 01283 523 199
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Team Nickname: 
The Brewers
Year Ground Opened: 2005
Home Kit Colours: Yellow & Black Stripes
Away Kit Colours: Light & Navy Blue
Shirt Sponsors: Mr Cropper
Kit Manufacturers: TAG
Official Web Site:
www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Clough The Magic Dragon
Brewersnet

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Contents
What's The Pirelli Stadium Like?
Pirelli Stadium
(photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Eat & Drink?
Looking Towards The East Terrace  (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
By Train
West Terrace (photo)
Programme & Fanzine
Admission Prices
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2013-2014
Disabled Facilities

Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Other Places Of Interest
Pirelli Stadium Location Map

 


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What's The Pirelli Stadium Like?
In 2005 the Club left their Eton Park ground, which had been their home since 1958 and moved to a new £6.5m purpose built stadium nearby (well almost across the road to be exact!). On one side is the attractive looking Main Stand, which is covered and all seated. The Clubs administration offices and corporate facilities are located in this stand and so at the back of the seated area is a row of windows running across it. Above this glassed area is white paneling, which gives the stand an interesting look. The other three sides are small, steep covered terraces. They are a little ugly looking as they each have a large visible back wall. Each of these terraced stands has solid windshields to either side, apart from one side of the South Stand where there is a Police Control Box present. The stadium is completed with a set of four tall looking floodlights.

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Pirelli Stadium


External view photo

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are predominantly housed in the Coors East Stand Terrace at one end of the ground, where just over 1,400 fans can be accommodated. In addition 400 seats are also made available to visiting supporters in the Main Stand. As you would expect from a modern stadium, the view of the playing action (there are no supporting pillars) and facilities are good. The atmosphere is not bad too (although there is a bit of a monotonous drummer in the home end), as well as the grub available including the legendary Faggots & Mushy peas (£2.25). Other food on offer includes; Double Cheeseburgers (£4), Double Burgers (£3), Cheeseburgers (£2.50), Burgers (£2.25), Pukka Pies (£2.50) Hot Dogs (£2.25), Chip Butties in crusty bread (£2) and Chips (£1.75). There is also a bar for away fans in which you can sit inside, There are TV screens showing Sky Sports News and then live coverage of the match itself. The bar is open until 15 minutes after the second half has started.

Also look out for the cumbersome looking 'Billy Brewer Mascot', who is a bit of a character. On one visit the announcer reminded younger supporters that they shouldn't forget to obtain Billy Brewer's autograph!

On the whole Burton is one of the better days out in the league, with excellent pubs, a good stadium with good facilities, atmosphere and virtually hassle free.

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Main Stand


Main Stand photo

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Where To Drink?

The nearest pub is probably the 'The Beech Inn' which is around a ten minute walk, up the A5121 Derby Road (going in the opposite direction to Burton town centre) on the left. Further on past the Beech pub on the same side of the road is a McDonalds outlet. Otherwise there is the Great Northern pub, which serves Burton Bridge Beers, along with a guest ale. This pub is located on Wetmore Road, which leads off the roundabout near to the stadium entrance, go up and over the railway bridge and the pub is on the left. 

Near to the railway station are the Roebuck, Devonshire and Cooper's Tavern which are all recommended, If you walk from the station to the ground, you will pass the Albert on your left which also serves well kept Burton Bridge Beers. Alcohol is also served within the stadium, with away fans being 'treated' to their own little inside bar/refreshment area, in the form of Lager (£2.85), Bitter (£2.75), Guinness (£3) & Magners (£3.25).

Terry Doran a visiting Oldham Athletic supporter adds; '
When in Burton-on-Trent, described by Molson Coors as the “Global Brewing Capital”, it is worth while allowing time to visit a few of the local pubs before and/or after the match to sample the town‘s brewing delights.

If arriving at Burton railway station, then turn right for the Roebuck (Burton Ale House) which has a good selection of beers plus Sky Sports. Continue heading down the right-hand side of Station Street to the Devonshire Arms on the corner of Milton Street. The ‘Devvie’ has a large range of Burton Bridge beers, guest ales and an extensive food menu. Also has a range of continental bottled beers as well as traditional fruit wines.

Turn right into Milton Street, cross over and you will see a narrow entry to the Cooper’s Tavern. This gem of a pub is pretty unique, with an interior unchanged since the 19th Century. A small bar and lounge with beers poured straight from the barrel in the cosy back bar. Very friendly local with good value food.

Retracing your route back to the railway station, continue past it and cross over, turning right into Derby Street, which eventually becomes Derby Road and leads direct to the Pirelli Stadium. Along Derby Street on your left is the Alfred’ which serves Burton Bridge beers with at least one guest ale and has an extensive food menu.

At the roundabout in front of the Pirelli stadium turn right and walk for two minutes over the railway to the Great Northern on the left in Wetmore Road. Burton Bridge beers and a guest ale are served, along with the usual keg beers associated with Burton-on-Trent. The pub has a big screen showing Sky Sports.

Returning to the roundabout and heading past the stadium along the busy Derby Road you come to the Beech pub on your left between the Pirelli factory and McDonald’s. This is a Marston’s local with a bar on the front, a smaller lounge at the rear and a beer garden.

Continuing along Derby Road going away from the stadium and turning left at Ian Shipton Cars you come to The Mill House, part of a national chain of family bar/restaurants and situated by the canal between Stretton church and Derby Road. It is at least a 10 minute walk from the ground (one minute in the car) and is very handy for people approaching from the A38 - just turn right at the island by Ian Shipton Cars. The food is good, but not cheap, and beers include Bass, Marston’s and Theakston‘s. Children welcome with both indoor and outdoor play areas'.

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Looking Towards The East Terrace 


 Looking towards the

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How To Get There And Where To Park

The ground is situated in North Burton, near to the Pirelli factory just off the A5121 (Derby Road). This is about a mile from the A38 which runs across the Midlands.

From the North (M1)
Leave the M1 at junction 28 and join the A38 towards Derby. Continue on the A38 through Derby towards Burton. Leave the A38 at the Burton North exit and follow the A5121 towards Burton. Go straight across a roundabout and you will then pass a McDonalds on your right. Just before the next roundabout you will see the stadium on your right. Turn right at the roundabout into Princess Way. A short distance along Princess Way on the right, is the entrance to the Club Car Park.

From the South (M1)
Leave the M1 at junction 22 and join the A511 towards Coalville/Burton. Turn right at the junction of the A5121, towards Burton North. As you come into the outskirts of Burton you will pass a McDonalds on your right. Just before the next roundabout you will see the stadium on your right. Turn right at the roundabout into Princess Way. A short distance along Princess Way on the right, is the entrance to the Club Car Park.

There is a large car park at the ground which costs £2. Alternative car parking is available at the Ryknild Trading Estate, by the roundabout leading to Princess Way. Otherwise street parking. 

Map showing the location of the Pirelli Stadium (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for Sat-Nav: DE13 0AR

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West Terrace


West Terrace Photo

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By Train

Burton train station is around a mile and a half from the ground. As you come out of the station turn left and go down the hill. Turn right into Derby Road and from there it is a straight road up to the stadium. It should take about 25 minutes to walk. Otherwise there is a taxi rank at the station and the cost up to the ground is around £5.

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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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme £3
Clough The Magic Dragon Fanzine £1.

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Admission Prices
Seating:
Adults £16, Over 65's & Students (17-22) £14, Under 16's £6

Terrace:
Adults £14, Over 65's & Students (17-22) £12, Under 16's £4

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Local Rivals
Derby County and from a bit further afield Port Vale.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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

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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:
6,192 v Oxford United,
Blue Square Premier League, April 17th 2009.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 2,859
(League Two)
2011-2012: 2,809 (League Two)
2010-2011: 2,948 (League Two)

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Fans Reviews Of The Pirelli Stadium

Les Chase (AFC Bournemouth) 24/4/10
Adam Legg (Derby County) 17/7/10
Eamonn Lynch (Bradford City) 10/4/10
Rob Campion (Doing the 92) 20/3/10

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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 Pirelli Stadium.

A
ccess their Burton 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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Other Places Of Interest

Burton is home to the National Brewery Centre (which was originally called the Bass Museum) which tells the story of brewing. At the end of your visit your are invited sample some beers from the White Shield brewery which is located on site. The Centre is only a five minute walk away from the train station. See the National Brewery Centre website for more details.

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Map showing the location of the Pirelli stadium, railway station and listed pubs




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Last Updated: 1 April 2014