The Pirelli Stadium is the home ground of the East Staffordshire based team, Burton Albion F.C, who play football out of Burton Upon Trent. Constructed in 2005 at an estimated cost of £7.2 million, the 6,912 capacity ground is named after the Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli who donated the land in exchange for naming rights.
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Stadium Guide by Football Tripper
Below is a seating plan of Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium:
The four stands at the Pirelli Stadium are as follows: nPower Family Stand (North), Coors Visitor Stand (East) where away fans are located, Main Stand (South) which is all seating and the Rotala Stand (West).
Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the stadium.
Away fans Guide
Away fans are primarily housed in the Coors East Stand behind the goal which is capable of accommodating a fraction over 1,400 fans. In addition to this uncovered stand, additional space for 400 fans is also made available within the larger, and all-seated Main Stand.
As one of the newer stadiums in the lower leagues it is definitely worth visiting, as it evidence for other teams of how a new purpose built stadium can be achieved on a budget and without comprising on the matchday experience.
Best Pubs Near Ground
Burton Albion certainly aren’t known as The Brewers for nothing with no less than four bars located within the stands around the ground in addition to a bevy of pubs on route to The Pirelli. Prices are reportedly £2.85 for a pint of Larger, and up to £3.25 for a Magners with pints of Guinness and Bitter costing £3.00 and £2.75 respectively.
Starting from the station there is the Roebuck Ale House to your right and slightly further down to the right of station street is the Devonshire Arms which also has a decent selection of ales and reasonable range of options on the food menu.
If you want a pub close to the stadium then try “The Beech Inn” which is approximately 10 minutes away along the A5121 on Derby Road with the other option being the Great Northern Pub located on Wetmore Road.
Food - Places to Eat
Across the road from The Beech Inn there is a McDonalds which might be to the taste of some fans with the other options located within the stadium. Inside the concourses you will find the likes of burgers, Pukka pies and hotdogs with chip butteies served in crusty bread also pretty popular at the ground.
Burton and Albion club shop is located next to the main reception and is the best place to purchase all your Brewers Merchandise, with the exception of the official e-store https://burtonalbionfconlineshop.co.uk/.
- Monday – Friday: 8.30-am – 5.30pm
- Saturdays (non-matchdays): 9.00am – 12.00pm
- Saturdays (matchdays): 9.00am – 6.00pm
There is no official word on opening times for weekdays evening matches but more likely than not it will be open for at least 1 hour before kick-off if every other team’s shops are anything to go by.
You can also buy Burton Albion Merchandise online here.
It doesn’t appear as if Burton Albion FC currently offer fans the chance to undertake a stadium tour of Pirelli Stadium. If this changes, we’ll be sure to update this section.
Tickets to see the Brewers play at home can either be purchased by visiting the ticket booth/club shop in person or by contacting the ticket office by phone 01283 565938 or email [email protected] Please note that sadly there are currently no online ticket sales.
- Adults: £18.00
- Over 65s / Young Persons (17-22 yrs): £16.00
- Under 16s: £8.00
- Adults: £15.00
- Over 65s / Young Persons (17-22 yrs): £13.00
- Under 16s: £5.00
Visiting the Stadium - Travel
The Pirelli Stadium is located in North Burton along the Derby Road (A5121) near to the tyre manufacturers factory approximately 1 mile north-east of Burton upon Trent.
The stadium’s satnav address is as follows:
- Princess Way, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0AR.
The Pirelli has a car park large enough for 400 vehicles, with overflow parking located at the nearby Rykneld Trading Estate which is the first exit at the roundabout before turning right onto Princess way.
Train - Public Transport
Burton Railway Station is located less than 1 mile away from Burton Albion’s stadium, and less than half a mile from the centre of town on Borough Road. With regular services to and from the North (Derby and Nottingham) and South (Birmingham), Burton is well connected to the rest of the UK, and makes for an accessible football trip.
Walking instructions to the Pirelli Stadium are as follows and should take no more than 25 minutes:
- Exit the station and turn left, and then right onto Derby Street
- Proceed along this road for around 1 and half miles until you reach a roundabout
- Head straight across this roundabout by the Derby Turn
- Continue in a straight line until you reach another roundabout
- Turn left onto Princess way and arrive at the entrance to the ground 300 yards on your right.
Hotels Near Stadium
There are a few hotels along the A5121 which runs parallel to the railway tracks to the north-east of the stadium. Northbound there is the Beech Hotel and back towards the town there is a Travelodge, The Delter Hotel near the station and the Crescent Hotel.