Burton Albion – Pirelli Stadium

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pirelli stadium burtonThe Pirelli Stadium has a capacity of 6,350, with seating for 2,000. It is the home of Burton Albion FC.

The club moved to this purpose-built £6.8 million stadium in July 2005, having played at their former home Eton Park for 46 years.

Its main feature is the attractive, covered, all-seater Main Stand, which also houses the club offices and corporate hospitality facilities. The remaining 3 sides are identical, steep, covered terraces with about 10 rows of terracing and windshields on both sides, apart from one side of the South Stand, where a Police Control Box is sited.

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How to get to the Pirelli Stadium

By Road:
pirelli stadium directionsThe Pirelli Stadium is located at Princess Way, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0AR. The ground is 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.

Drivers arriving from the North should exit the M1 at junction 28, taking the A38 towards Derby. Follow the A38 through Derby towards Burton. Take the “Burton North” exit from the A38 onto the A5121. On reaching the outskirts of Burton, go straight across one roundabout and the ground is on the right just before the next. Turn right at the roundabout into Princess Way and the club car park is a short distance on the right.

From the South, exit the M1 at junction 22, joining the A50 towards Coalville / Burton. Turn right at the junction of the A5121, towards Burton North. Directions are then as above.


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By Rail:
burton train stationBurton station is about 1½ miles and a 25-minute walk from the stadium. On exiting the station, turn left and go down the hill. Turn right into Derby Road and it is a straight hike to the ground. Most visiting fans recommend getting a taxi from the rank at the station. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is East Midlands, at a distance of 13 miles. A half-hourly bus service operates to East Midlands Parkway Station which has regular rail connections to Burton. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Burton that can take you to and from the Pirelli stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

pirelli stadium parkingThere is a large, reasonably priced car park at the ground, with spaces for 400 vehicles. Overflow parking is provided in the Rynkild Trading Estate, which can be reached by taking the 1st exit from the roundabout leading to Princess Way. Otherwise, there is plenty of street parking near the ground.

Away Friendly Pubs near the Pirelli Stadium

pubs near pirelli stadiumThe nearest recommended away friendly pub is the Beech Inn which is situated on the busy Derby Road between Pirelli and McDonalds, just a 10-minute walk from the ground. This pub has a bar on the front, a smaller lounge at the rear and a beer garden. It also serves reportedly decent food.

Hotels near the Pirelli Stadium

ramada burton on trentThe Ramada Burton Upon Trent (pictured left), Newton Park, Newton Solney, Burton On Trent, DE15 0SS is a traditional, country house hotel set in 8 acres of beautiful gardens, boasting superb views over the Peak District, yet only 2 miles from the A50 link road between the M1 and M6. Under 2 miles from the centre of Burton-upon-Trent, the hotel is within easy reach of a number of attractions, including Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, American Adventure, Chatsworth house, Tutbury Castle and Twycross Zoo.

holiday inn express burton on trentThe Express By Holiday Inn Burton On Trent (right), Second Avenue, Centrum One Hundred, Burton On Trent DE14 2WF is situated on the A38, just south of Derby and the A50 spine road. Alton Towers, Donnington Park Race Circuit, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Drayton Manor Park & Zoo, historic Lichfield and the Potteries are no more than 30 minutes’ drive away. Surrounding cities include Derby, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip?

away fans burtonThe majority of away fans have found a trip to the Pirelli Stadium enjoyable and relaxing. Many have commented that while the ground’s design lacks originality, it is smart looking and does not appear to have been built “on the cheap.” However, in keeping with many new grounds, it lacks character. The away section, which comprises the East Terrace and limited seating in the Main Stand, is reported to provide adequate spectator accommodation and facilities, with good views of the action and no supporting pillars.

Getting around the stadium is easy as there is a covered concourse arrangement with a bar and excellent refreshment facilities. Visitors also report being pleased that the crusty bread chip butties, faggots and mushy peas have successfully made the “migration” from the old Eton Park ground.

Your comments about Burton Albion – Pirelli Stadium


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  1. Chris

    Our last game of the season was at Burton, with a slight chance of us staying up if we won, and Barnet lost.
    we sold our 2,500 allocation of tickets easily, and there was upto a thousand more town fans in and around the ground! we played poorly and didnt show up…
    the policing and stewarding was poor, underprepared and weak, they were expecting a big turn out of town fans, and the stewards were clueless, making our fans look like thugs. fair comment, a few people were there to cause trouble, but the police and stewards aggravated and encouraged most of the confrontations.
    the ground is miles away from the town centre, although free buses were laid on for us from the town centre.
    considering the ground is new, i wasnt impressed with it, there was a distinct lack of originality or character, however we managed to get a good singsong on the go. the acoustics were good for that!
    all in all amazing day out, but only because we have the best fans in the world!
    UP THE MARINERS
    WE WILL BE BACK


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  3. Victoria Louise Wood

    I visited the stadium on 2nd November, of which was my second consecutive visit and both were ones to remember. They drafted in Derby County Stewards this year to help out due to the previous year was very poorly organized for the amount of Port Vale fans they were expecting.

    The Bar on the ground was not open until after the time stated, this was due to Police and Stewards wanting to ensure that all fans drink responsibly prior to the match. There was around 100 fans waiting outside the turnstiles for 15minutes for the turnstiles to open, of which people who paid on the day entered the ground a good 5 minutes prior to people with tickets.When trying to enter the stand we were unable to enter the standing stadium due to large crowds in gang ways. it took some time to get all fans in and even resulted in many missing the first part of the match or end up in the seating ans were stand. There was large police presence and also use of video record I felt this was very over the top as all fans were very well behaved. At the end of the match the Stewards took the time making a decision again to let fans walk around the front of the stand to stop build up when leaving the stands.

    On a positive great food selection and very reasonable prices, staff were also quick and pleasant.


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  5. ben lunn

    We came when we got promoted to league 1, i came with my dad and we won 2-0 it was a fantastic game, we played well. the ground looked incredible, the staff were friendly, the smell was nice, the fans were also very friendly. it had alot of atmosphere in the away end, if it was a bit bigger, it would be the best away day in all the country!!


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  7. Jon Slinn

    Came for the Evening game in the Johnstone Paints Trophy. We Parked over the Road at a very reasonable cost of £2.00 and then on the car park stewards advice, we had a good 5 minute walk to the Great Northern Pub. Was a good mix of Fans inside with a good old Fashioned Bar Maid.
    After the walk back to the Stadium, We got onto the terracing behind the Goal , Which was slightly cramped but added to the atmospere.And i watched a decent game of Football with the Blades a slight lucky to come away with a 2-1 win. Unfortunatley all the singing came from the away support until Burton scored, there lead only lasted 5 mins , so it was back to the Super Bladesmen to provide the Vocals until the end. Only downer on an otherwise good night out was the catering. food was Bland and the Breadcakes were well past their sell buy date. But out of 10 i would give the experience a solid 8.5. Nice lower Division Stadium..


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    • Chris Hall

      @Jon Slinn, I’m a blade living in Burton, don’t say breadcake mate, they don’t understand proper language down here!! Haha.


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  9. peter & Ben

    Our last game of the season 2013 was a most enjoyable visit to the Pirelli Stadium the stewards were very helpful the food and drink was good and although my team lost the atmosphere was fantastic. If we ever play Burton again I will have no hesitation on returning to this club.

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