Burton Albion FC - Pirelli Stadium

Pirelli Stadium Guide

Stadium Info

The Pirelli stadium was opened in 2005 and has a capacity of just under 7,000 with 2,034 seats. Unusually for such a new build, 3 of the stands are terracing and only the main stand is all seated. The three terraced stands are on a fairly generous gradient and are primarily favoured by the more vociferous home fans. Despite the terracing it's a nice modern stadium able to cope with large crowds and is a traditional lower league English football ground. There are 9 executive boxes and a large conference room big enough to hold 300 people built into the main stand.

Away Fans

Up to 1,200 visiting supporters are offered terraced accommodation in the East Stand Terrace behind the goal. There is a small number of seats made available within the main stand if demand requires the extra tickets. Views of the pitch are excellent whilst facilities and acoustics within the stand are as you would expect for a new ground.

Stadium Layout

Pirelli Stadium seating plan:

Pirelli Stadium Seating Plan

Where To Drink

The town centre has plenty of pubs including a Wetherspoon’s The Lord Burton which has good food for a decent price and offers free WiFi. Nearer the ground is the choice of the Great Northern Inn on Wetmore Road – from the ground, walk down Princess Way towards the roundabout at the junction with Derby Road. Go straight over the roundabout (2nd on your left) and cross over the older of the two railway bridges. Take the first road on your right and it’s just on your right hand side. Another favourite is the Beech Inn on Derby Road which you'll pass on the walk from the station. It has a good size car park and allows children in.

Parking

If you're early enough, there are approximately 400 car parking spaces on site. Overflow car parking is located at the nearby Rykneld Trading Estate (first exit at the roundabout before turning right into Princess Way). The Pirelli Stadium is located opposite the old Eton Park Ground.


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By Train

Burton Railway Station is served by both Virgin Trains and by Central Trains with regular services running from Nottingham and Derby down to Birmingham, via Burton on Trent, but trains from Newcastle in the north right down to Weston Super Mare in the south also serve the station.

The train station is around half a mile to the west of the town centre and around 1½ miles from the ground, which means a walk of around 25 – 30 minutes across town. On the positive side however, it is a fairly straight forward route on leaving the station where you turn left and roll down the hill, taking a left onto Derby Street and carry on all the way along, past the junction on the left with the A511 until the roundabout with the junction with Princess Way.

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Fans Reviews

  • Travel: Drove all the way there, nice easy drive, but the SatNav was pretty important as you’d never find it otherwise! My first sign I was anywhere near a football ground was when I saw signs outside residential streets saying ‘no football parking!’

    Refreshments: Frustratingly, the way the SatNav brought me in, I came in through a little village called Stratton, so from what I saw before the game, there was nothing around! But the way I came out, I passed a McDonalds and a pub called the Beech, so not quite as isolated as it seemed! Food inside was a far better choice than most football grounds, they had chip barms, which is rare enough in itself! As well as more local delicacy of faggots which I havent had since I was a kid!

    Impressions: Burton moved to the Pirelli Stadium in 2005 after nearly 50 years at Eton Park. The ground is all covered, with seats in the Main Stand, and three steep terraces.Not the most interesting ground in the world, so that's about it really!

    Atmosphere: Not the best to be honest. The handful of Stevenage fans never really got going, and while the Burton fans were quite noisy at the start, the first half performance seemed to deflate them a bit. It showed how good the atmosphere can be in the second half though, as Burton fans lost patience with the referee and Stevenage’'s time wasting tactics, but it soon died out. I suppose the size of the crowd doesn't help, as there was room for at least 3 times more than were present.

    Enjoy: Nothing overly exciting to look forward to really. Its not bad …it's just nothing to write home about either.

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Ground Name: Pirelli Stadium
Capacity: 6,912 (2,034 Seated)
Address: Pirelli Stadium, Burton Upon Trent, Staffs, DE13 0AR
Main Tel No.: 01283 565 938
Team Nickname: The Brewers
Year Ground Opened: 2005
Site: www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk

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