22,546 (all seated)
Address: Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Telephone: 01282 446 800
Fax: 01282 700 014
Ticket Office: 0844 807 1882
Pitch Size: 115 x 73 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Clarets
Year Ground Opened: 1883
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: LoveBet
Home Kit: Claret and Blue
Away Kit: Yellow and Black
Burnley have played continually at Turf Moor since 1883, which is one of the longest continual occupations of a 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. In 2019 two new three-storey structures were built to fill in the corners on each side of the Jimmy McIlroy Stand. These feature viewing areas for disabled fans and on one of these new structures in-between the James Hargreaves and Jimmy McIlroy Stands, there is a large video screen.
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 Ladbrokes 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. The teams enter the playing area from a tunnel located in-between the Ladbrokes and James Hargreaves Stands. As the team dugouts are located on the other side of the stadium, in front of the Bob Lord Stand, then this leads to quite a procession of players and staff, at half and full time.
The Club have commenced works to place sizeable structures in both the North East and South East Corners (either side of the James Hargreaves Stand). Both of these will include viewing platforms and facilities for disabled supporters. The first of these being built is in the North East Corner in-between the Jimmy McIlroy and James Hargreaves Stands. This will also incorporate a large video screen. Once completed the works on the South East corner will commence. It is expected that works will be completed by the end of this current season.
Away fans are housed in the covered Ladbrokes Stand at one end of the ground. Visiting supporters are housed on one side (towards the Bob Lord Stand), where 2.414 seats are allocated. This stand is shared with home supporters which coupled with the stand having good acoustics, normally makes for a good atmosphere. The Club have at long last spent some money on improving the facilities in this stand. This includes new turnstiles as well as a refurbishment of the undercroft and toilets in this stand. What was a dark dank concourse is now quite pleasant complete with large television screens. However, the seats are still the old wooden type (although they have been painted recently) and if you end up being seated behind a supporting pillar, then the view is not great. On a brighter note, then in one open corner at the far end, you can see beyond the stadium, the Pennine hills rolling into in the distance.
Neil Iwanicki a visiting Aston Villa fan adds; 'The away stand has two pillars which can affect 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.' Food on offer inside the ground includes Hot Dogs (£2.70), plus a range of Holland's Pies; Big Potato and Meat (£3), Cheese & Onion (£3) and Peppered Steak (£3).
Burnley 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 exercise discretion.
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 Turf Moor.' 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'. You can also park at the Queen Victoria. It is free for three hours (you have to enter your car registration inside the pub into a terminal) for any longer you need to pay £5, but this has to be paid online.
Matthew Harrison informs me; 'The Bridge Bier Huis 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 Huis website for more information.
Ulrich Bliemel a visiting Liverpool fan recommends the New Brew’m Pub on St James's Row in the Town Centre around 10 minutes walk from Turf Moor. It is a small micropub that serves a number of real ales.
If arriving by train into Manchester Road Station and you like your real ale then nearby is the Ministry of Ale on Trafalgar Street, which is the home of the Moonstone Brewery.
Ian Pilkington advises 'The Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street and pubs in the town centre are best avoided. Colours are best covered up in and around the centre of town'. Alcohol is normally available inside the ground for away fans to purchase in the form of Lager (£3.50), Bitter (£3.20) and Cider (£3.50).
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. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near Turf Moor via YourParkingSpace.co.uk. Otherwise, street parking.
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 from Manchester Victoria. 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.
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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 refurbishment 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 no formal timescales have been announced as to when this might take place. Thanks to Kieron Duxbury for providing the above information.
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Bob Lord Stand: Adults £40, Over 65's/Under 22's £25, Under 18's £20
James Hargreaves Stand (Upper Centre): Adults £40, Over 65's/Under 22's £25, Under 18's £20
James Hargreaves Stand (Upper Wings): Adults £35, Over 65's/Under 22's £20, Under 18's £15
James Hargreaves Stand (Lower Tier): Adults £30, Over 65's/Under 22's £20, Under 18's £15
Jimmy McIlroy Stand (Upper Tier): Adults £35, Over 65's/Under 22's £20, Under 18's £15, Unders 12's £10
Jimmy McIlroy Stand (Lower Tier): â€‹Adults £30, Over 65's/Under 22's £20, Under 18's £15
David Fishwick Stand: â€‹Adults £30, Over 65's/Under 22's £20, Under 18's £15
Official Programme £3
When The Ball Moves Fanzine: £1.50
Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Bolton Wanderers and Blackpool.
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
The Club offer tours of the stadium on Thursdays and non-matchday Saturdays. The cost of the tour is Adults £10, Under 16's £5 (must be accompanied by an adult). Tours should be booked in advance by calling the Club on 01282 700001.
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.
2019-2020: 20,260 (Premier League)
2018-2019: 20,534 (Premier League)
2017-2018: 20,688 (Premier League)
Thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photo of the James Hargreaves Stand.
Thanks to James Prentice for supplying photos of the Jimmy McIlroy and David Fishwick Stands.