Away Fans' Guide | Burton Albion
Having got back to winning ways last weekend, Steven Schumacher's Pilgrims travel to Burton Albion in search of their first ever win at the Pirelli Stadium
Fresh from being named Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for March, Schumacher will be hoping his side can continue their recent good form to further cement themselves in the play-off places.
Last season, current Argyle loanee Ryan Broom grabbed a last minute equaliser for Burton in a 1-1 draw, but the Greens will be hoping to go one better this time around.
Heading to Staffordshire on Saturday to cheer the Greens on? Read on for our fans' guide to Burton Albion.
Away fans' guide to the Pirelli Stadium
Away fans' guide to the Pirelli Stadium
We have completely sold out of our allocation for tickets for this fixture.
We strongly advise supporters who do not hold tickets not to travel to the Pirelli Stadium.
Prior to kick off
Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) offer a unique match-day experience for families, with the introduction of the brand-new family zone.
The zone is located at the Burton Albion Community Football Centre building (next to the main car park at the North side of the Pirelli Stadium), with pre-match fun and activities also happening on the 3G football pitch outside.
The family zone will open from 1.30pm on every match-day, with staff from Burton Albion Community Trust on hand to offer entertainment to the younger generation of our fan base.
It's completely FREE with a match ticket. Billy and Bettie Brewer will also be on hand to join in with all the fun prior to kick off, with weekly pre-match and half-time entertainment taking place on the Pirelli Stadium pitch.
Getting to the Pirelli Stadium
The Pirelli Stadium is located just off the A38. Exit the A38 at the Clay Mills junction and follow Derby Road (A5121) until you reach the second island. Take a right turn at the island and then right again into the car park.
SAT-NAV postcode for the Pirelli Stadium is DE13 0AR
Car parking is available at the Pirelli Stadium for 400 vehicles at a cost of £5 per vehicle. Supporters can also park in the Ryknild Industrial Estate for £5. Access to the site is from the Derby Road Island by taking the first exit and this is signposted on match days.
*Please note - parking cannot be pre-booked and is based on a first come, first served basis. Cash is collected on the day by the stewards on the main gate.
Coach drivers will be met by a Burton Albion steward and given directions to the Claymills Pumping Station, Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent DE13 0DA. A map is provided for the driver. Coach drivers are asked to return 15-20 minutes prior to the end for the pickup and to park past the rear entrance of the club facing the direction of the A38 (Clay Mills). There is a fee of £10 per coach and all the proceeds go to the Claymills Victorian Pumping Station which is a registered charity.
Burton Railway Station is around a mile and a half away from the Pirelli Stadium. As you come out of the station turn left and go down the hill. Turn right into Derby Street and from there it is a straight road up to the stadium. It should take about 25 minutes to walk.
Entering the Pirelli Stadium
The Pirelli Stadium provides both seating and a standing terrace for away supporters
On entering the stadium, a search will be conducted as part of the Burton Albion Safety process. We kindly ask supporters not to bring any items that might slow down the search regime, including rucksacks and large bags. Once inside the ground you will be directed by our stewards to either your seat or the standing terrace, dependant on which ticket you have purchased.
If situated in the terrace you may be politely asked to move along to assist in maintaining gangway and entry point space for everybody’s safety. We ask that all fans co-operate with instructions from the stewards which are for the safety and welfare of all supporters.
Under-3s are allowed in the seating area only at no extra charge, but must remain on their parent's lap. All supporters over the age of 3 will be required to purchase a matchday ticket. Under-5s are not permitted to watch the game from the terraces for their own safety.
We are unable to offer refunds to anyone who misses all or part of the game and advise away fans to arrive inside the stadium as early as possible (at least 30 minutes prior to kick-off). Turnstiles open 1 hour and 30 minutes before the game starts, with bar and refreshment facilities available and pre-match entertainment.
Food and Drink
Refreshments are available in the away supporters’ concourses at the Pirelli Stadium
There are bar and refreshment facilities within the away areas which offer a range of pies, burgers, hot dogs and the 'famous' Burton Albion faggots, chips and peas. Confectionery and both alcoholic and soft drinks are also available.
All of our food is cooked and served fresh, so there may be queues at peak times - but it's worth the wait! All of our bars also show live Sky Sports football and are open from 1.30pm for weekend games.
Payments via card are encouraged inside the Pirelli Stadium.
The nearest cash machine is located at the Co-op Food Store almost opposite to the car park entrance.
Our official matchday programme, The Matchday Brewer, is full of exclusive interviews, pre-match content and much more.
Our matchday magazine is a must read and is available from the official sellers stationed inside the Pirelli Stadium and the Club Shop.
The Matchday Brewer has an in-depth section which focuses on the opposition, including player profiles, 'the fab four' and 'opposition view'.
Buy your copy of The Matchday Brewer for just £3.
Burton Albion is committed to ensuring that all disabled supporters have an enjoyable experience at the Pirelli Stadium
The club has a number of wheelchair bays available for away supporters. The away disabled wheelchair bays are situated in front of the East Terrace Stand.
Wheelchair users and ambulant supporters who are in receipt of higher disability allowance are entitled to have a carer accompany them to the Pirelli Stadium free of charge. Tickets for disabled supporters can be purchased by contacting the visiting club. Proof of entitlement will be required when booking tickets from the visiting club.The club advises ambulant disabled supporters to purchase their match ticket in the seated stand on Row A where there are no steps required.
Disabled supporters who require additional assistance or access when entering the stadium can do so through the side gate, located next to the away turnstiles on the East Stand. They will be greeted by one of our stewards who will arrange to admit them with their match ticket.
There are accessible toilets and facilities located in the East Stand for visiting supporters. These are clearly signposted but should you require assistance, please seek out advice from the nearest steward if access to a radar key or support is required.
There are a limited number of away disabled car parking spaces available at the Pirelli Stadium. Away supporters can book these in advance by calling 01283 565938 at a cost of just £5, payable on booking.
Booking disabled parking guarantees a space on the main car park, however there could still be a walk involved to get from the car park space to the relevant turnstiles. If a wheelchair space is required you can inform the club at the time of booking so we can ensure this is allocated, otherwise a normal space on the car park will be issued.
Any supporter wishing to attend the Pirelli Stadium with an assistance dog needs to contact our Supporter Liaison Officer prior to the fixture to make arrangements.
Our serving counters are low level, adequate for wheelchair users. As a club we are dedicated to making your trip to our home an enjoyable experience.
Things to do in Burton
Prior to or following your trip to the Pirelli Stadium, you might like to take advantage of some of the areas top attractions, sights and landmarks. Here's some suggestions of what you could enjoy during your visit:
Activities within a 10 mile radius
National Brewery Centre - www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk
National Adventure Farm - www.adventurefarm.co.uk
Barton Marina - www.bartonmarina.co.uk
National Memorial Arboretum - www.thenma.org.uk
Rosliston Forestry Centre - www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk
Clay Mills Victorian Pumping Station - www.claymills.org.uk
St George's Park (FA National Football Centre) - www.thefa.com/about-football-association/st-georges-park Mercia Marina - www.merciamarina.co.uk
Other activities nearby
Conkers - www.visitconkers.com
Alton Towers - www.altontowers.com
Drayton Manor - www.draytonmanor.co.uk Lichfield Cathedral - www.lichfield-cathedral.org Trentham Estate - www.trentham.co.uk
All supporters will need to abide by our Covid-19 Code of Conduct which can be read HERE
Read our latest Covid regulations update HERE
*For full ground regulations visit www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/club/policies/
Items not permitted inside thew stadium
Bottles or cans
Cameras, digital cameras, video equipment Vuvuzelas
Drums and Flags
Drum admission will only be accepted for official drums on a reciprocal basis with prior agreement with the Burton Albion Community Trust.
Flares and pyrotechnics
In accordance with our ground regulations*, smoking is not permitted in the stadium and the Pirelli Stadium is a smoke-free stadium. This includes any type of e-cigarette or vapours.
Foul and abusive language
Any supporter who persistently uses expletives could face ejection or a ban from the stadium. Any supporter that becomes victim of any abuse can report it through the 'Kick It Out' app. The app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android devices.
Flags may be considered with prior agreement from our Safety Officer and any admitted flags will be subject to a fire test.