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Carlisle United FC
Brunton Park

Capacity: 18,202
Address: Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LL
Main Telephone No: 01228 526 237
Fax No: 01228 554 141
Ticket Hotline: 0844 371 1921

Pitch Size: 112 x 74 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1909
Team Nickname: The Cumbrians
Shirt Sponsors: Virgin Trains
Home Kit Colours: Blue and White
Away Kit Colours: All Yellow
Kit Manufacturers: Sondico
Official Web Site: www.carlisleunited.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Reeves Is Offside Again!,
Vital Carlisle (Vital Football Network)
Carlisle United blog



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Contents

What's Brunton Park Like?
Future Ground Developments
Story Homes Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Warwick Road End (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Petterill End (photo)
Ground Layout
Admission Prices

Local Rivals

Programme

Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2014-2015
Record & Average Attendance
Hughie Mcllmoyle Statue (photo)
Other Places Of Interest
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Brunton Park Location Map

 

 

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What's Brunton Park Like?
The Story Homes (East) Stand on one side of the pitch, is a covered all seated stand, which looks quite smart. This stand was opened in 1996. The other side is an old partly covered (to the rear) Main Stand, which has seating at the back and a terraced paddock to the front. The central part of this stand was built in 1954 and the wings added at a later stage. The Warwick Road End is a covered terrace that has a peculiar looking roof, which consists of three triangular sections. The other end, the Petterill End (aka The Waterworks End), is largely a small open terrace, which oddly contains a small section of seating on one side. This end is only used for the bigger games. On one side of this end is a Security Control Box, which also has a small electric scoreboard mounted below it. There is also a video screen situated at the back. The ground also has some strange looking floodlights that donít have the normal bank of lighting on top of the pylon, but instead have the lights mounted up the side. Outside the ground entrance is a statue of former Carlisle favourite Hughie Mcllmoyle, who over three separate spells at the club, scored 91 goals in 189 appearances.

Another unusual aspect of the ground is that the central point of the East Stand, is located just off the half way line. This means that one side of the stand extends past the one goal line, whilst the other side falls short of this. This was due to the fact that the Club were intending to re-build the whole ground and move the pitch a few yards further north, but alas the development funds ran dry.....

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Future Developments
The Club have announced that they are looking at the possibility of leaving Brunton Park and moving to a new stadium. Originally it was proposed that this might be built in the Kingmoor Park area, in North Carlisle (near to Junction 44 of the M6), but this seems to have stalled. More recently moves have been made to find an alternative site that is more centrally located. The proposed capacity of the new stadium is around 12,000.

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Story Homes Stand
 

Story Homes Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are housed on one side of the Story Homes (East) Stand (towards the Petterill End) where around 2,000 fans can be accommodated. This all seated, covered stand is located at one side of the pitch. It is fairly modern and the facilities within, plus the view of the playing area are good. For larger games then the Petterill End terrace can also be allocated which houses around 1,700 supporters. Please note though that this end is open to the elements. I personally found the Carlisle fans to be friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was also particularly lively and had an enjoyable afternoon there.

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Warwick Road End


 Warwick Road End photo

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Where To Drink?
The Carlisle Rugby Club next to Brunton Park on the Warwick Road, has a club bar which allows in away supporters and is family friendly. Also near to the ground on Warwick Road is the Beehive, which serves a good pint of Theakstons. The pub does employ doormen on matchdays and for certain games away fans may not be allowed entrance. Barrie Mossop recommends another Theakstons House, called the Howard Arms, which is on Lowther Street. This is just off Warwick Road, towards the Town Centre, down from the White House. Simon Tunstall adds; 'At the back of the main car park there is the Stoneyholme Golf Club, which has a bar, serves food and welcomes fans on matchdays'. Paul Sawyers adds; 'I would recommend the Lakeland Gate for a drink on match days, which is a family friendly pub'. Also if you leave the M6 at Junction 43 and take the A69 towards Carlisle, then you will pass a recently opened Toby pub/carvery, which is not that far from the ground.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is easy to find. Leave the M6 at junction 43 and take the A69 towards Carlisle. After a mile the ground is on your right (look out for the statue of a footballer on the corner). The club car park (cost £2.50) can be found by taking the first right immediately after Brunton Park into Victoria Place and then turn first right onto St Aidans Road. Otherwise street parking.

Map showing the location of the Brunton Park football ground (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: CA1 1LL

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By Train
James Prentice informs me; 'Brunton Park is situated about a mile from Carlisle Citadel station, but is relatively easy to get to. Upon exiting the station's main entrance, walk the short distance around the Crescent until reaching Warwick Road. You will be able to see the old Main Stand and the strangely-shaped roofs of the Warwick Road end after walking for about twenty minutes. There are directions to the away supporters' turnstiles above the Carlisle United club shop'.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Petterill End


Petterill End

Thanks to Richard Smith for providing the above photo.

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Admission Prices
Home Fans*:
Main Stand Seating:
Adults £19, Over 65's £16,
Under 22's £13, Under 18's £10, Under 11's £7, Under 7's Free
Story Homes Stand:
Adults £19, Over 65's £16, Under 22's £13,
Under 18's £10, Under 11's £7, Under 7's Free
Main Stand Terrace: Adults £16, Over 65's £13, Under 22's £10,
Under 18's £7, Under 11's £4, Under 7's Free
Warwick Road End Terrace:
Adults £16, Over 65's £13, Under 22's £10,
Under 18's £7, Under 11's £4, Under 7's Free

Away Fans*:
Story Homes Stand Seating:
Adults £19, Over 65's £16, Under 22's £13,
Under 18's £10, Under 11's £7, Under 7's Free
Petterill End Terrace:
Adults £16, Over 65's £13, Under 22's £10,
Under 18's £7, Under 11's £4, Under 7's Free

In addition the Club make a number of family tickets available, but only in advance and not on the day of the game. Under 11's & Under 7's must be accompanied by an adult.

* The ticket prices quoted above are for tickets purchased prior to matchday. Tickets purchased on the day of the game can cost up to £3 more.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Hartlepool, Darlington and from a little further afield; Preston & Burnley.

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Programme
Official Programme £2.

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website.

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Fixtures 2014-2015
Carlisle United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendances:
27,500 v Birmingham City,
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 5th 1957.

27,500 v Middlesbrough,
FA Cup 5th Round, February 7th, 1970.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 4,243 (League One)
2012-2013: 4,302 (League One)
2011-2012: 5,247 (League One)

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Hughie Mcllmoyle Statue


Hughie Mcllmoyle Statue photo

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Other Places Of Interest
The Lake District is located to the South of Carlisle. Plenty of breathtaking scenery, so if you are going to travel half the country to get there why not make a weekend of it? If you choose to stay in Carlisle there are quite a few bed and breakfast establishments located on the Warwick Road near to the football ground.

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Fans Reviews
John & Stephen Spooner (Southend United) 23/8/14
Rory Murphy (Sunderland) 22/7/14
Jack Stanley (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 5/11/13
Paul Willott (Doing The 92/Preston North End) 20/3/12
Aaron Kempson (Southampton) 13/11/10
Tom Whitehead (Newcastle United) 17/7/10

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the Brunton Park football ground.

Access their Carlisle Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.



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Map showing the location of the Brunton Park stadium, railway station and listed pubs.


 

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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.


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Last Updated: 7 September 2014