Burton Albion: Club Profile

A club we first met back in 1984, but who became familiar opponents in both the Conference and the Football League; the Brewers are old friends in many ways. That first chance meeting was an FA Cup tie indoors, and one we’d lose comfortably in the end.

After that and an FA Trophy tie in the mid-1990s, it wasn’t until Burton were promoted to the Conference themselves in 2002 that our meetings became more regular. We may have beaten them to the Conference, but the Brewers would beat us to the Football League; albeit by a single season.

Our jostling continued after that too; us getting into League One before them. We were, however, completely outdone by the Brewers’ promotion to the Championship in 2016. It’s now up to us to match it. And outdo them once again too; promotion to the Premier League anyone?

Record vs Boro'

PlWDLFAGDPts*WR%
211038322752748%

* league points only


Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Monday 30 March 2015

Saturday 25 October 2014

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Saturday 16 October 2010

Saturday 31 January 2009

Saturday 22 November 2008

Saturday 06 September 2008

Friday 18 April 2008

Thursday 18 October 2007

Saturday 10 February 2007

Friday 03 November 2006

Saturday 11 March 2006

Saturday 08 October 2005

Saturday 18 December 2004

Saturday 11 September 2004

Saturday 17 January 2004

Saturday 16 August 2003

Saturday 12 April 2003

Saturday 19 October 2002

Saturday 10 February 1996

Saturday 29 September 1984

 

Players For Us... and Them

Lucas AkinsProfile
Chris BeardsleyProfile
Darius CharlesProfile
Phil EdwardsProfile
David GrayProfile
Jamie MarchProfile
Callum McFadzeanProfile
Sam McMahonProfile
John MousinhoProfile
Lloyd OparaProfile
Justin RichardsProfile
Robin ShrootProfile
Tyler WalkerProfile
Calvin ZolaProfile

Ground Information

Away Supporters' Stand:
Coors East Stand Terrace


Facilities for Disabled Fans:
If you're travelling to the Pirelli Stadium and require the use of a wheelchair space, there is provision for both home and away supporters alike. And visiting fans who require the use of a wheelchair are accommodated in front of the East Stand.

There is no specific provision for visually impaired supporters, but you will be able to take advantage of Radio Derby's coverage of every Burton home match on 1116AM if you're in possession of your own personal radio.

And all disabled supporters who receive the medium or higher rate of Disability Living Allowance are entitled to be accompanied by a carer, who will be admitted free of charge. You can book disabled tickets in advance by contacting the club direct, while a number of dedicated parking spaces are available at a cost of £2 each.


Pre-Match Pintage:
You won't have to stray too far from the Pirelli Stadium to find yourself somewhere that'll serve you a pre-match pint, with the Beech Inn just 10 minutes' walk up the A5121 Derby Road as you head away from the centre of Burton.

An alternative option is the Great Northern, which can be found on Wetmore Road - one of the roads that leads off from the roundabout outside the stadium and on the other side of the railway bridge.

Travel Information – Distance: 123 miles

By Road:
There are two essential ways of getting to Burton itself. And it's really down to the flick of a coin as to which is preferable. You can exit the M1 at J22 and head across the midlands past Ashby-de-la-Zouch on the A511 or continue up to J24 and head across the quicker, but longer, A50 route, turning off southbound at the A38.

A511: Follow the A511 for around 17 miles, by-passing Coalville and going through Ashby-De-La-Zouch, then Woodville and Midway. This area is littered with speed cameras so beware! When you enter Burton, get into the right hand lane at the bottom of Ashby Road (A511) going over the traffic lights and across the Trent Bridge.

Staying in the right hand lane, go straight on through both sets of lights at the end of the Bridge into Horninglow Street. Head straight on again at the next lights, then turn right at the traffic lights underneath the Brewery fly-over into Hawkins Lane. Go through the industrial estate, straight across the mini-roundabout and over the Railway Bridge.

As you pass over this, the floodlights are visible. Once over the Railway Bridge, you will come to a roundabout. Go straight across the roundabout into Princess Way, and the ground is 100 yards on the left.

A50/A38: Follow the A50, heading west until you reach the Toyota Island and the junction with the A38 (approx 12 miles). Head south on the A38 (Burton and Birmingham) until you reach the first Burton turn off and take this exit (A5121). Proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald's and the Pirelli factory on your right and a BP Garage on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout into Princess Way and the ground is 100 yards on your left.

Tools: AA Route Planner | Highways Agency


Parking:
The club have their own, spacious car park which has plenty of capacity for both home and away fans. There is a small fee payable but access is commendable. As you approach the ground from the A50 route, take the third exit at the roundabout to head past the old Eton Park site; the turning will be 100 yards on the right.


By Rail:
Station: BURTON
Services to: LONDON ST PANCRAS via DERBY; PETERBOROUGH via NOTTINGHAM; LONDON EUSTON via TAMWORTH

The railway station is about half a mile to the west of the town centre on Borough Road. The walk is roughly 25 minutes if you feel confident to overcome it. When leaving the station turn left and immediately take the next right into Derby Street. Keep heading down Derby Street for about 1.5 miles, continuing straight across the first roundabout by the Derby Turn pub.

Immediately turn left at the next roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

Tools: National Rail | TfL Journey Planner