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🚘 Away Day Guide: Burton Albion (2/9/23)

Making the trip? All you need to know!

31 August 2023

Club News

🚘 Away Day Guide: Burton Albion (2/9/23)

Making the trip? All you need to know!

31 August 2023

Making the trip to Burton Albion on Saturday?

Check out all you need to know ahead of our trip to the Pirelli Stadium...

Match Tickets 

Tickets are now on sale for our trip to Burton Albion on Saturday, 2 September.

We have been allocated 600 tickets (400 terrace, 200 seats) at the Pireli Stadium, which are on sale at the following prices:

Terrace

  • Adults - £18
  • Over-65 - £16
  • 17-22 - £13
  • Under-17 - £5

Seats

  • Adults - £22
  • Over-65/17-22 - £20
  • Under-17 - £12

There are 10 pairs of wheelchair carer tickets included, with the prices as above (Terrace). Carers are free of charge. 

Supporters can purchase on the day for an extra £2 on all prices.

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.

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The Stadium

  • Name: Pirelli Stadium
  • Opened: 2005
  • Capacity: 6,912 (2,034 seated)
  • Address: Princess Way; Burton upon Trent; Staffordshire; DE13 0BH

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The Pirelli Stadium was opened in 2005. The ground was built on the former site of the Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd Sports & Social Club, and having had the land donated to the club by Pirelli, in return for naming rights the ground cost £7.2 million to build.

The ground has seen minor capacity changes since its construction, and the current capacity stands at 6,912, with 2,034 being seated in the South (Main) Stand. The current record attendance for the stadium stands at 6,746 for an EFL Championship match against nearby Derby County.

How to get there

By Car

SAT-NAV POSTCODE FOR THE PIRELLI STADIUM - DE13 0AR

The Pirelli Stadium is located just off the A38. Exit the A38 at the Clay Mills junction and follow Derby Road (A5121) until you reach the second island. Take a right turn at the island and then right again into the car park.

By Train

Burton Railway Station is around a mile and a half away from the Pirelli Stadium. As you come out of the station turn left and go down the hill. Turn right into Derby Street and from there it is a straight road up to the stadium. It should take about 25 minutes to walk.

The train journey is easy from Exeter and takes around 3 hours 20 mins to four hours with a maximum of one change.

To plan your journey, please click here.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Burton. 

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8.30am for a fare of £34.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact Simon Carnall on email at: simoncarnall77@gmail.com.

Parking

Car parking is available at the Pirelli Stadium for 400 vehicles at a cost of £5 per vehicle. Supporters can also park in the Ryknild Industrial Estate for £5. Access to the site is from the Derby Road Island by taking the first exit and this is signposted on match days.

*Please note - parking cannot be pre-booked and is based on a first come, first served basis. Cash is collected on the day by the stewards on the main gate.

At the Stadium

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Entering the Stadium

The Pirelli Stadium provides both seating and a standing terrace for away supporters.
On entering the stadium, a search will be conducted as part of the Burton Albion Safety process. Burton kindly ask supporters not to bring any items that might slow down the search regime, including rucksacks and large bags.

Once inside the ground you will be directed by our stewards to either your seat or the standing terrace, dependant on which ticket you have purchased.

If situated in the terrace you may be politely asked to move along to assist in maintaining gangway and entry point space for everybody’s safety.

Burton ask that all fans co-operate with instructions from the stewards which are for the safety and welfare of all supporters.

Under-3s are allowed in the seating area only at no extra charge, but must remain on their parent's lap. All supporters over the age of 3 will be required to purchase a matchday ticket. Under-5s are not permitted to watch the game from the terraces for their own safety.

Burton are unable to offer refunds to anyone who misses all or part of the game and advise away fans to arrive inside the stadium as early as possible (at least 30 minutes prior to kick-off). Turnstiles open 1 hour and 30 minutes before the game starts, with bar and refreshment facilities available and pre-match entertainment.

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Pre match Family Zone

Burton welcome families to the Pirelli Stadium and the fun starts as soon as you arrive at the ground.
Head over to the 3G pitch at the Community Football Centre for all our Pre-Match Family Zone! Billy and Bettie Brewer will be waiting to greet you and you can enjoy a kickabout with our two club mascots.

There will be fun and games and music to get you ready for the big game and fans are encouraged to grab an honesty flag to wave in the ground (and return afterwards please).

The family activities start 90 minutes before kick off at each home game and Brewers first team players make regular appearances.

Food and Drink

Refreshments are available in the away supporters’ concourses at the Pirelli Stadium. There are bar and refreshment facilities within the away areas which offer a range of pies, burgers, hot dogs and the 'famous' Burton Albion faggots, chips and peas. Confectionery and both alcoholic and soft drinks are also available.

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All of their food is cooked and served fresh, so there may be queues at peak times - but it's worth the wait! All of our bars also show live Sky Sports football and are open from 13:30 for weekend games.
Cashless payments via card or NFC (such as Apple Pay) are encouraged inside the Pirelli Stadium. The nearest cash machine is located at the Co-op Food Store almost opposite to the car park entrance.

Pubs for Away Fans

The 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.

Total Distance

The total distance between St James Park and the Pirelli Stadium is 198 miles and it takes around three hours and twenty minutes to drive.


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