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Pirelli Stadium

Pirelli Stadium

Ground of the Week: Pirelli Stadium

The Pirelli Stadium is the third ground Burton Albion have played at in their 57-year history. Costing in the region of £6.5 million it opened in July 2005.

FACT FILE

Address:
Pirelli Stadium,
Princess Way,
Burton Upon Trent,
Staffordshire DE14 2RU

Capacity: 6,500 (2,034 Seated)

BY ROAD: 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 A50 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.

BY RAIL 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, although there are a couple of pubs along the way if you need to take a break! Otherwise there is a taxi rank at the station.

The ground is situated in North Burton, near to the Pirelli factory - in fact the ground was built on the site of the Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd Sports & Social Club.

The record crowd for the stadium stands at 6,191 when Manchester United visited the ground in an FA Cup tie in 2006. But after discussions the official capacity was raised to 6,500, with 2,000 seated and the rest terracing.

Whichever day of the calendar you go to the Pirlelli stadium, you can't help but be impressed by the main stand.

It offers excellent views and it spans the whole of the touchline actually overlapping the goal lines.

The Club's administration offices and corporate facilities are located in this stand and at the back of the seated area is a row of windows belonging to the executive boxes.

Above this glassed area is white panelling which if not actually an architectural flourish does give the stand an interesting look.

The impressive frontage to this stand is unquestionably one of the stadium's outstanding features.

The other three sides are small, steep covered terraces and seem very popular with supporters.

They are uniformly grey and each have a large visible back wall.

All the terraced stands have solid windshields to either side, apart from one side of the South Stand where there is a Police Control Box present.

Getting around the stadium is easy as there is a covered concourse arrangement and every stand has a bar and excellent refreshment facilities.

There is a large car park at the ground and the stadium is completed with a set of four floodlights It is hard to find fault with this new purpose built stadium although fans of old-fashioned grounds probably would.

However as Tom - who contacted our website to recommended the stadium - stated it is an excellent venue where spectator facilities are concerned.

It is safe, spacious and ready to host Football League matches at the drop of a hat.

last updated: 13/02/2008 at 13:13
created: 21/01/2008

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