Posts Tagged: Burton Albion

A taste of what to expect at the Pirelli Stadium this season

Away terrace at the Pirelli Stadium

Blogger Josh Green brings to a close his packed pre-season schedule at the Pirelli Stadium. The Posh supporter gives fans a taste of what to expect when visiting the home of the Brewers this season… With the Football League season almost upon us, Burton Albion took on local rivals Leicester City at the Pirelli Stadium. I had not visited the home of the Brewers since March, and with plenty of new recruits arriving in Staffordshire I had plenty to look forward to on my return. The 6912 capacity stadium saw almost 5000 spectators come through the turnstiles in the final… Read more »

The season kicks off with a thriller at the City Ground

city ground view from the river trent

Having chalked the Olympic Stadium off his 92 already blogger Michael Pilcher wasted no time securing a brace as the Football League returned. The East Midlands was the destination as Burton Albion started their maiden season in the Championship making the short trip to former European Champions Nottingham Forest. Ground: City Ground (78/92) Game: Nottingham Forest 4 – 3 Burton Albion Date: 06/08/2016 I’d always had a bit of a soft spot for Nottingham Forest, I think mainly because their club badge ‘shiny’ in the Premier League ’95 sticker album always looked so glorious; the side that finished 3rd that… Read more »

Championship Football moves a step closer at the Pirelli Stadium

burton albion pirelli stadium

As the Football League season entered its penultimate round Michael Pilcher made another lengthy journey from Kent following Gillingham. Burton was the destination as the Brewers sought to inch closer to Championship football while the Gills still had hopes of a play off place. Ground: The Pirelli Stadium 78/92 Game: Burton Albion 2 – 1 Gillingham Date: 30/04/2016 Burton was in a cluster of grounds around the middle of the country I had yet to tick off, and what was supposed to be a top-of-the-table clash against my team Gillingham looked a good opportunity to get it ticked off. Alas,… Read more »

92 before 30 – The Pirelli Stadium Burton Albion

Burton Albion v Blackpool at the Pirelli Stadium League 1

Blogger Katie recounts a trip to the Pirelli Stadium, the home of League 1 promotion hopefuls Burton Albion as she continues her journey to reach the 92 club before turning 30. Ground: The Pirelli Stadium 62/92 Game: Burton Albion 1 – 0 Blackpool Date: 02/01/2016 Thoughts on the ground: The Pirelli Stadium is another modern stadium which was built in 2005. The main stand seats around 2000 people and I did have a bit of a panic on the drive down to Burton when I read that all the seats had sold out. It seems though that a large percentage… Read more »

A friday thriller at the Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion v Cambridge United at the Pirelli Stadium

On his quest to join the 92 club blogger Peter Briers takes in a thrilling Friday night encounter as promoted Cambridge United head to the Pirelli Stadium to face top of the table Burton Albion. Ground: The Pirelli Stadium 46/92 (2nd visit there) Game: Burton Albion 1-3 Cambridge United Date: 03/10/2014 Thoughts on the ground: It’s unusual to visit a new style ground that’s primarily standing, but a massive positive in my opinion. The Pirelli has terracing along 3 sides of the ground with the main stand being all seater with the usual hospitality boxes. The ground has been well… Read more »