The Pirelli Stadium opened in 2005 is the home of Burton Albion. The stadium replaced The Brewers former home of Eton Park, located on the same road which the club had outgrown.
The new stadium was built on the site of the Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd Sports & Social Club, with Pirelli donating the land in exchange for the naming rights. The ground cost £7.2 million to build and has a current capacity of 6,912. The South (Main) Stand has 2,034 seats, with the other three stands being terracing.
The first fixture at the Pirelli Stadium was a pre-season friendly against Chester City on the 16th July 2005. However the official opening of the stadium wasn’t until the 14th November 2005, with a friendly match against a young Manchester United team in which Burton won 2-1.
Tenants: Burton Albion (EFL League One)
A number of youth England internationals have been played at the stadium, given the stadium’s proximity to the National Football Centre at St George’s Park.
Tickets at Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion tickets for the 2019-2020 cost:
- Adult – £24 (Seated)/£20 (Terraces)
- Senior (65+) – £22 (Seated)/£18 (Terraces)
- Young Person – £22 (Seated)/£15 (Terraces)
- Under 17 – £14 (Seated)/£7 (Terraces)
- Under 13 – £14 (Seated)/£7 (Terraces)
You can save £2 if tickets are purchased in advance. Tickets are available to purchase online, by phone (01283 565938) or the ticket office at the stadium.
Location & Travel to Pirelli Stadium
The Pirelli Stadium is located in the north east of Burton upon Trent, approximately 1.5 miles from the centre of the town.
Airport – The nearest international airport is East Midlands Airport, which is approximately 15 miles away and has connections to many European destinations. A little further further afield, but offering a great variety of destinations, Birmingham International Airport is about 30 miles away.
Bus – From the train station, the V1 and V2 bus runs every 30 minutes to the Pirelli Stadium.
Driving & Parking – The stadium is located just off the A38. From the Clay Mills junction, follow Derby Road (A5121). There are 400 parking spaces at the Pirelli Stadium, available on a first-come, first-served basis for £5. Alternatively parking can be found at Ryknild Industrial Estate for £5.
Train – Burton Railway Station is about a mile and a half way from the stadium. The station is on the Cross Country route between Derby and Birmingham, with long distance services Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Newcastle.
You can walk to the Pirelli Stadium in about 25 minutes, or catch the bus as above.
Walk – From the railway station turn left down the hill before heading right on to Derby Road. Head straight and you will reach the stadium in approximately 25 minutes.
Pubs near the Pirelli Stadium
There are a couple of pubs within a 5/10 minute walk of the stadium – The Beech Inn is located up the Derby Road in the opposite direction to the town centre, or The Great Northern is on Wetmore Road just off the roundabout outside the stadium. Alternatively in Burton upon Trent centre there are plenty of pubs to choose from, with the town famed for its brewerys.
Once in the ground, drinks prices were very reasonable when visited in August 2019 – £3.60 for a pint of Carling and £3.90 for a pint of Pravha or Guinness.