Burton Albion, having previously played at Eton Park, have played their football at the Pirelli Stadium since it was built in 2005 at a cost of £7.2million. The names come from the fact that tyre firm Pirelli donated the land to the club in return for naming rights.
The Brewers’ pitch measures an understandably tight 100 metres by 66 metres and is made up only of natural grass with no synthetic fibres woven in.
Just 6,900 can squeeze into the Pirelli Stadium for home league matches and not all of them seated. In fact, only 2,000 of the allowed spectators are afforded a seat.
The Pirelli Stadium is made up of its four individual stand structures, namely the North, South, East and West Stands. The stands are sponsored these days but are known by their original names by fans with the East and West stands behind each goal and the North and South running the length of the pitch.
Away Fans At The Pirelli Stadium
Visiting supporters at Burton cannot expect a huge allocation based on the size of the stadium, though a fair bunch of 1,400 tickets are usually offered up with an additional 400 available in a different area.
The main away bunch is housed in the East Stand behind the goal while the rest can sit in the all-seater Main Stand with home fans.
Given the penchant for most football away fans to visit what they call “proper” football grounds, the feedback from Championship fans has been good at Burton as they feel close to the action all the time and can hear as well as see what is going on in the game itself.
Nothing is complicated at Burton, much to the delight of most supporters, and the ticketing policy is no different. The games are not tiered or categorised according to time of year or the level of opposition, meaning each age group has two choices; seated prices or terraced prices.
Adults pay £24 to be seated and £20 on the terrace, over-65’s pay £22 or £18, 17-22 year olds £22 or £15 while under-17’s just £14 or £7.
There are just two main options for hospitality guests at the bijoux Pirelli Stadium; the Albion Suite or the Executive Box. The suite is modern, spacious and offers a private bar and the best views in the stadium.
The Executive Box has all of the above with extra perks such as a four-course meal and your own comfortable seats directly outside the box. Interested parties should contact the club directly to find out match-by-match prices.
How To Get To The Pirelli Stadium
Drivers going to the Pirelli Stadium should head towards Burton on the A38 before turning off onto the A5121. The stadium is right near the road and will be visible very quickly.
The nearest train station to the stadium is the main Burton-on-Trent station but this is over 1¼ miles away and will take 25 minutes or more to walk. Local buses serve the area from the centre of Burton too.
Although tentative plans existed, Burton Albion announced in 2016 that there would be no extension or major redevelopment of the Pirelli Stadium in the near future. Even after reaching the heights of the Championship, the demand for tickets in Burton simply doesn’t justify an extension and more so the investment it would take to complete the job.