Turf Moor Like?
Bob Lord Stand External View (photo)
Looking Towards The Jimmy McIlroy Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
James Hargreaves Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Bob Lord Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Programme & Fanzine
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Turf Moor Location Map
|What's Turf Moor Like?|
Burnley have played continually at Turf Moor since 1883, which is one of the longest continual occupations of ground by any club in the League. Half the ground was re-developed in the mid 1990's with two smart looking new stands being opened. The first of these the James Hargreaves Stand was opened in early 1996. It has two large tiers, with a row of executive boxes, housed between them. This stand replaced the famous Longside Terrace, which was a big steep covered terrace. Later in 1996 the Jimmy McIlroy Stand was opened at one end of the ground. This two-tiered stand is similar in design to the James Hargreaves Stand, which gives half the ground a uniform look.
The other two sides of the ground are much older and look out of place next to their shiny new neighbours. The Bob Lord Stand at one side of the pitch was opened in 1974. It is a small all seated single tiered stand, with a row of supporting pillars running across its middle and has windshields to either side. The David Fishwick Stand (formerly known as the Cricket Field Stand) at one end of the ground was opened in 1969. Again it is a simple looking single tiered stand that has some supporting pillars. There is a Police Control Box situated in one corner of the stadium in-between the Bob Lord and Jimmy McIlroy Stands. Unusually the teams emerge from a tunnel from one end of the ground in the David Fishwick Stand. Whilst some rather cramped looking team dugouts are located in front of the Bob Lord Stand.
|The club have
announced a £20m re-development of Turf Moor. This
will involve replacing the David Fishwick
Stand with a new 2,500 capacity
single tiered stand, that will incorporate some
corporate hospitality boxes and will cost in the
region of £10m. At the back of this will be built a
a new Cricket Pavilion for the neighbouring Cricket
Club. A new three tiered glass fronted hospitality
block also incorporating new changing rooms for the
teams is to be built between the Jimmy McIlroy Stand
and James Hargreaves Stands. The second phase of the
works will include the re-furbishment of the
Bob Lord Stand. Other elements to the scheme involve
the building of a hotel, multi-screen cinema and new
supporters bar. Away fans will be housed in the
lower tier of the Jimmy McIlroy Stand whilst the
works take place. The capacity will be around the
22,000 mark. However, due to the current economic
climate, the re-development has been put on hold for
the time being.
Thanks to Kieron Duxbury for providing the above information.
Looking Towards The Jimmy McIlroy Stand
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters|
|Away fans are housed in the
covered David Fishwick Stand at one end of the ground.
Approximately 4,125 fans can be accommodated in this
area, although the normal allocation is 2,100.
Although I have enjoyed my trips to Burnley, I have always been somewhat surprised at how old the facilities are. From the passing through the antique looking turnstiles, the wooden seating, the rusting roof supports, to the dark and dank concourse, you get the feeling that the stand has seen better days. However, if you can avoid being seated behind a supporting pillar, the view of the playing action is quite good. Also in one open corner at the far end of the ground you also see the Pennine hills rolling into in the distance.
Neil Iwanicki a visiting Visiting Aston Villa fan adds; 'The away stand has two pillars which can effect your view and has old, wooden seats instead of plastic ones. The concourses below the stand are not for the faint-hearted if your team has a large away following, as it is like a rugby scrum to get a drink. There are some Burnley fans in the James Hargreaves Stand who do their best to get the atmosphere going, but they never really succeeded on my visit. If you travel by official club coaches, then you'll get a police escort from the M65 to the ground'.
are generally a well supported club and there is
normally a good atmosphere, however this can
sometimes become quite intimidating for the away
supporter making your way around the ground, so
Thanks to Owen Pavey for supplying the above photo.
|Where To Drink?|
|Pete Mitton recommends the Cricket
Club; 'the clubhouse at the Cricket Club (you can also
park there) is open on matchdays and visitors are
always made welcome (wearing colours), which is ideal
as it is right next door to the ground'. Andrew
Woodhall sent in this comment about the Cricket Club
bar that he overheard from a visiting Gillingham fan; "Two pints of Theakstons,
a bowl of pie and peas and a cigar....and still change
from a fiver!"
Paul Hanson adds 'Another place I could recommend is the Queen Victoria Public House. The away fans are always directed/encouraged to park in one location, by the side of the Burnley fire station; Pass there, away from the football ground and proceed for about 100 yards where you will find the entrance to the Queen Victoria (Brewers Fayre establishment). The ground is no more than 10 minutes walk away. Away fans visit regularly wearing their colours'.
Matthew Harrison informs me; 'The Bridge Bier Huise pub',
which is around ten
minutes walk away from the ground, serves good
beer and food and is fine for away
supporters'. This pub which is in the centre
of Burnley is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer
Guide and in addition to a number of real
ales, offers a large selection of bottled
beers from around the world. Visit the Bridge Bier
Huise website for
more information. Whilst
Mike Dean a visiting
supporter adds; 'We enjoyed the Talbot pub (opposite the
Sparrow Hawk) for
pre match drinks. It is a
good sized pub with
a large screen tv and plenty of
sensible home fans, plus
well kept real ale on tap'.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and
onto the M65. Leave the M65 at Junction 10 and
follow signs for Towneley Hall. This road
eventually goes past the ground. There is a car
park at the cricket ground by Turf Moor which
costs £6. There is also a private car park available on Doris Street,
off Belverdere Road (BB11 3DL),
which is around 400 yards from the stadium
and costs £5. Otherwise, street
Post Code for SAT NAV: BB10 4BX
|There are two train stations that are
in walking distance of Turf Moor, Burnley Central and
Burnley Manchester Road. Central station is around a
20 minute walk away from the ground and is mostly
served by local trains. Manchester Road is a 15 minute
walk away and is served by the faster express service.
Walking directions from both are as follows:
Manchester Road Station
Upon leaving the station cross the main road towards the cinema. The ground should be clearly visible in the distance straight ahead. Turn left and progress down "Centenary Way" an unmissable dual carriageway (A682) going downhill towards the ground. A few minutes walk down this road will bring you to a roundabout where you should turn right under the canal bridge into Yorkshire Street (A671). Continue down this road and you will reach Turf Moor on your left, with the away stand the first to be reached. Thanks to Rob Quinn for providing the directions and station information.
Walk out of the station and across the road down towards a small retail area including Fads and Halfords Cycles. You will reach the inner ring road (A679), where you turn left and after about 200 yards you will reach a set of traffic lights. Turn right at the lights into Church Street (A682). Continue down Church Street until you reach a large roundabout at which you turn left under the canal bridge into Yorkshire Street (A671). Continue down this road and you will reach Turf Moor on your left, with the away stand the first to be reached. Thanks to Paul Hanson for providing the directions.
Remember if travelling by
train then you can save on the cost of
in advance. Visit the the trainline
website to see how much you can normally save.
Click on the trainline
|Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool.|
|Admission Prices For Away Supporters|
| Like a number of clubs, Burnley
operate a ticket category system (Gold, Silver &
Bronze), whereby the most popular games cost more to
watch. Gold prices are shown below, with Silver
& Bronze prices shown in brackets:
David Fishwick Stand:
Adults £32 (£28) (£24)
OAP's/Uunder 22's £18 (£17) (£14)
Under 18's £13 (£8) (£5)
|Burnley FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Programme & Fanzine|
|Official Programme £3.
When The Ball Moves Fanzine: £1.
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Record & Average Attendance|
54,775 v Huddersfield Town,
FA Cup 3rd Round, February 23rd, 1924.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
22,310 v Preston North End
Division One, March 4th, 2000.
|Fans Reviews Of Turf Moor|
Melia (Bolton Wanderers) 3/8/13
The Club offer tours of the stadium on non matchday Wednesdays. The cost of the tour is Adults £7, Under 16's £3 (must be accompanied by an adult). Tours should be booked in advance by calling the Club on 01282 700001.
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