Turf Moor has been the home of Burnley since 1883.
Until 1995, a covered terrace, known as the “Longside” occupied the North side of the ground, opposite the original main stand. Further covered terraces occupied the East and West side of the ground.
A good deal of redevelopment took place in the mid-1990s, with the large, double-tiered James Hargreaves Stand replacing the Longside Terrace in 1996. This is now the main stand at Turf Moor. The similar Jimmy McIlroy Stand, at the East end of the ground, was opened in late 1996 as part of the reconstruction programme.
However, the West Stand, which is allocated to away fans, was built in 1969 and is in need of updating. With this in mind the club have announced a further £20 million redevelopment scheme, which will include the David Fishwick (West) Stand being replaced by a single-tiered new stand, costing some £10 million. Other elements include an hotel and multiplex cinema, although it was initially hoped that work would be completed in time for the 2010-11 season, these plans are now on-hold due to the current economic climate.
How to get to Turf Moor
Turf Moor Stadium is situated in Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX.
Southbound drivers are advised to follow the M6 as far as junction 30, exiting onto the M61, following signage for the M65. Exit the M61 at junction 9, onto the M65 towards Blackburn / Burnley, as far as junction 10. Take the A671 exit and at the roundabout take the 5th exit onto Cavalry Way (A671). At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Barracks Road (B6239), turning right after about ½ a mile into Trafalgar Street (B6240). At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Centenary Way (A682), followed by the 3rd exit at the subsequent roundabout, onto Yorkshire Street (A671). This leads into Harry Potts Way, with the ground on the left.
Drivers arriving from the South should follow the M6 as far as junction 21a, exiting onto the M62, towards Leeds and Bolton. Exit at junction 12, following the M60, again towards Leeds and Bolton. Leave the M60 at junction 18, following signage for Burnley. Merge onto the M66 and continue on the A56 through one roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit, signed Skipton / Burnley, merging onto the M65. Leave the A56 at junction 10, taking the A671 exit. Directions to the ground are then as above.
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Turf Moor is located within a 5-minute walk of Burnley town centre, 1½ miles from Burnley Central and within a mile of Burnley Manchester Road station. Both are within a 15-20 minute walk to the ground. Click here to check the current train timetables
Manchester International is the nearest airport, some 35 miles from Turf Moor. It offers excellent public transport links, with a total journey time of under 2 hours. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Burnley that can take you to and from Turf Moor. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
A substantial amount of on-street parking is available within comfortable walking distance of the ground. Many visitors have advised using the car park at the adjacent cricket ground, which offers reasonably-priced parking. However, many away fans have complained of lengthy delays in exiting this car park after the match.
Away Friendly Pubs near Turf Moor
Visiting fans have generally advised the avoidance of pubs in the town centre. Several away fans have enjoyed a pre-match drink in The Bridge, in Bank Parade, about a 10-minute walk from Turf Moor, which reportedly has an excellent atmosphere, serving good beer and food. Real Ale fans will enjoy The Ministry Of Ale on Trafalgar Street.
Another recommended venue is the Queen Victoria on the road of the same name, a similar distance from Turf Moor. Close to the ground, the 110 Club, a private members’ club on Yorkshire Street admits away fans for a nominal fee, serves reasonably-price food and welcomes children. The Cricket Club, adjacent to the ground, also welcomes visiting fans.
Hotels near Turf Moor
The Holiday Inn Express Burnley, 55 Pendle Way, Burnley BB12 0TJ is centrally-located, within 2 miles of the Turf Moor Stadium. This new hotel has received excellent guest review with regard to facilities, comfort and value. All rooms are air-conditioned with satellite TV and free, secure parking is provided. Some of the better hotels are located some distance from Turf Moor and are probably best suited to guests with their own transport.
These include the 4-star Marriott Preston, 418 Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston PR3 5JB, a converted Victorian manor house some 20 miles from the Burnley ground. Although expensive, it has attracted exemplary reviews from visitors. The hotel is fully air-conditioned (including public areas) and all rooms have satellite TV, Internet access and a mini bar. Bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries are provided and facilities include an indoor pool. Complimentary secure parking is available
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Turf Moor?
Most visitors have remarked that the atmosphere within Turf Moor is generally good, but caution should be exercised around the ground and in the town centre. The standard of seating and facilities has been a cause for complaint for many visiting fans.
Seats in the current away section are old and wooden and supporting pillars obscure the view of play. There appear to be too few catering outlets and toilets, with many away fans complaining of lengthy queues for toilets and refreshments.