Matchday Information for Burton Albion (A) - 06 February 2024

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Burton Albion have produced a guide for away supporters that you can find here:

We’ve pulled out the essentials below:

Travel and Directions:

Driving: Postcode: DE13 0AR


FROM A38 (DERBY) AND M1 NORTH (JUNCTION 28) Exit the A38 at the first turning for Burton (North). Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald’s on your right and the Petrol Station on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout onto Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

FROM A38 SOUTH (LICHFIELD, BIRMINGHAM) Take the second exit for Burton (North). Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald’s on your right and the Petrol Station on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout onto Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.


Car parking is available at the Pirelli Stadium. Overflow car parking is located at the nearby Rykneld Trading Estate (First exit at the roundabout before turning right into Princess Way). The Pirelli Stadium is located opposite the old Eton Park Ground


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. In order to be more environmentally friendly, Burton Albion recommends car sharing where possible. Car or motorbike 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.


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 journey time between Burton Town Centre and Pirelli Stadium is around 6 minutes and covers a distance of around 2 miles. Operated by Trent Barton, the Burton upon Trent to Pirelli Stadium service departs from Burton upon Trent, Railway Station and arrives at the Pirelli Stadium, departing every 30 minutes.


Coach drivers will be met by a Burton Albion steward and given directions to the Claymills Pumping Station, Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent DE13 0DA. A map is provided for the driver. Coach drivers are asked to return 15-20 minutes prior to the end for the pickup and to park past the rear entrance of the club facing the direction of the A38 (Clay Mills). There is a fee of £10 per coach and all the proceeds go to the Claymills Victorian Pumping Station which is a registered charity.

Please note - this is dependent on coach numbers. You will be advised accordingly when booking.


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. We 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.

We 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.

We 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.


Burton Albion is committed to ensuring that all disabled supporters have an enjoyable experience at the Pirelli Stadium.


The club has a number of wheelchair bays available for away supporters. The away disabled wheelchair bays are situated in front of the East Terrace Stand.

Wheelchair users and ambulant supporters who are in receipt of medium to higher disability allowance (or enhanced PIP) are entitled to have a carer accompany them to the Pirelli Stadium free of charge. Tickets for disabled supporters can be purchased by contacting the visiting club. Proof of entitlement will be required when booking tickets from the visiting club. The club advises ambulant disabled supporters to purchase their match ticket in the seated stand on Row A where there are no steps required.

Disabled supporters who require additional assistance or access when entering the stadium can do so through the side gate, located next to the away turnstiles on the East Stand. They will be greeted by one of our stewards who will arrange to admit them with their match ticket.


There are accessible toilets and facilities located in the East Stand for visiting supporters. These are clearly signposted but should you require assistance, please seek out advice from the nearest steward if access to a radar key or support is required.


Any supporter wishing to attend the Pirelli Stadium with an assistance dog needs to contact our Supporter Liaison Officer prior to the fixture to make arrangements.


There are a limited number of away disabled car parking spaces available at the Pirelli Stadium. Away supporters can book these in advance by calling 01283 565938 at a cost of just £5, payable on booking.

Booking disabled parking guarantees a space on the main car park, however there could still be a walk involved to get from the car park space to the relevant turnstiles. If a wheelchair space is required you can inform the club at the time of booking so we can ensure this is allocated, otherwise a normal space on the car park will be issued.


All of our catering and bar facilities have a low level counter, adequate for wheelchair users. As a club we are dedicated to making your trip to the pirelli stadium an enjoyable experience.


We love to 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 we encourage you 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. Check out our social media on the day of the game to see who is coming and at what time.

Don't forget to check out the Families section on the club website and Billy and Bettie's section in the Matchday Brewer for more things for our young fans to do.


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.

All of our 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 (third party content from Football Ground Guide - the Robins Trust cannot vouch for any of these establishments!:

The nearest pub is probably the ‘The Beech Inn’ which is around a ten minute walk, up the A5121 Derby Road (going in the opposite direction to Burton town centre) on the left. You can also park your car there at a cost of £5. Further on past the Beech pub on the same side of the road is a McDonalds outlet. Otherwise, there is the Great Northern pub, which serves Burton Bridge Beers, along with a guest ale. This pub is located on Wetmore Road, which leads off the roundabout near to the stadium entrance, go up and over the railway bridge and the pub is on the left. If you particularly like your real ale then just under a half a mile away from the stadium is the Burton Town Brewery. Situated in a small industrial unit in Falcon Close (off Hawkins Lane, which itself also runs off the main roundabout by the ground), it opens its doors before matches and has available real and craft ales, lagers, cider and wine. There is plenty of on-street parking in the area and fans are welcome to bring in their own food. Also nearby is the fabulous Tower Brewery on Glensyl Way. Featuring a cosy snug room it also has a large function area that looks out onto the brewing vessels. However, it is not always open before matches so check with them first via their website. On the way to the ground on Hawkins Lane is the handy ‘Fish Hut’ Fish and Chip shop.

Near to the railway station are the Roebuck, Devonshire, the Last Heretic micropub and the Cooper’s Tavern which are all recommended. the Last Heretic opens from 11am, has a large beer garden and has a range of ales and ciders (see advert below). If you walk from the station to the ground, you will pass the Albert Ale House on your left which also serves well kept Burton Bridge Beers and then a little further on towards the stadium (just past the roundabout), is the Derby Inn, which has five real ales on tap. Alcohol is also served within the stadium, with away fans being ‘treated’ to their own little inside bar/refreshment area. Beer costs £4.20 a pint.

Alex Winter, a visiting Cheltenham Town fan adds; ‘In the town centre just off the end of the High Street is the Burton Bridge Inn. Not only does it serve the excellent Burton Bridge Beers (the pub is also known as the Brewery Tap for the nearby Burton Bridge Brewery) but great pub grub too.’ Also not far away on the High Street is a micropub called the Fuggle & Nugget.

Terry Doran a visiting Oldham Athletic supporter adds; ‘When in Burton-on-Trent, described by Molson Coors as the “Global Brewing Capital”, it is worthwhile allowing time to visit a few of the local pubs before and/or after the match to sample the town‘s brewing delights:

If arriving at Burton Railway Station, then turn right for the Roebuck (Burton Ale House) which has a good selection of beers plus televised sports. Continue heading down the right-hand side of Station Street to the Last Heretic micropub and then onto the Devonshire Arms on the corner of Milton Street. The ‘Devvie’ has a large range of Burton Bridge beers, guest ales and an extensive food menu. Also has a range of continental bottled beers as well as traditional fruit wines.

Turn right into Milton Street, cross over and you will see a narrow entry to the Cooper’s Tavern. This gem of a pub is pretty unique, with an interior unchanged since the 19th Century. A small bar and lounge with beers poured straight from the barrel in the cosy back bar. A very friendly local with good value food.

Retracing your route back to the railway station, continue past it and cross over, turning right into Derby Street, which eventually becomes Derby Road and leads directly to the Pirelli Stadium. Along Derby Street on your left is the Alfred Ale House which serves Burton Bridge beers with at least one guest ale and has an extensive food menu.

At the roundabout in front of the Pirelli Stadium turn right and walk for two minutes over the railway to the Great Northern on the left in Wetmore Road. Burton Bridge beers and a guest ale are served, along with the usual keg beers associated with Burton-on-Trent. The pub has a big screen showing Sky Sports.

Returning to the roundabout and heading past the stadium along the busy Derby Road you come to the Beech Inn pub on your left between the Pirelli factory and McDonald’s. This is a Marston’s local with a bar on the front, a smaller lounge at the rear and a beer garden.

Continuing along Derby Road going away from the stadium and turning left at Ian Shipton Cars you come to The Mill House, part of a national chain of family bar/restaurants and situated by the canal between Stretton church and Derby Road. It is at least a 10 minute walk from the ground (one minute in the car) and is very handy for people approaching from the A38 – just turn right at the island by Ian Shipton Cars. The food is good, but not cheap, and beers include Bass, Marston’s and Theakston‘s. Children welcome with both indoor and outdoor play areas’.