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Blues on Tour Match Travel BURTON ALBION - Tuesday 2nd October 2018

DoDTS

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BURTON ALBION - Tuesday 2nd October 2018
PIRELLI STADIUM
Capacity: 6,912 (2,034 Seated)
Address: Burton Upon Trent, Staffs, DE13 0AR

Telephone: 01283 565 938

Details for Southend United visit to Burton can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Burton By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Burton Where to Drink

Post 4 - Burton By Train

Post 5 - Burton By Coach

Post 6 - Burton Ticket information

Post 7 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.


This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 

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Burton By Road/Parking

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;

http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/pirelli-stadium-burton-albion.html#adirections-and-car-parking

The Pirelli Stadium is situated in North Burton, just off the A5121 (Derby Road). This is about a mile from the A38 which runs across the Midlands.

From the North (M1)

Leave the M1 at junction 28 and join the A38 towards Derby. Continue on the A38 through Derby towards Burton. Leave the A38 at the Burton North exit and follow the A5121 towards Burton. Go straight across a roundabout and you will then pass a McDonalds on your right. Just before the next roundabout you will see the stadium on your right. Turn right at the roundabout into Princess Way. A short distance along Princess Way on the right, is the entrance to the Club Car Park.

From the South (M1)

Leave the M1 at junction 22 and join the A511 towards Coalville/Burton. Turn right at the junction of the A5121, towards Burton North. As you come into the outskirts of Burton you will pass a McDonalds on your right. Just before the next roundabout you will see the stadium on your right. Turn right at the roundabout into Princess Way. A short distance along Princess Way on the right, is the entrance to the Club Car Park.

Car Parking

There is a large car park at the ground which costs £5, however, this gets full pretty quickly. Car parking is also available at the Ryknild Trading Estate (also costing £5), just off the roundabout right by the stadium. Also nearby is the Eton Park Junior School (Masefield Crescent - DE14 2SG) which offers parking at £4 per car. The Beech Inn on the Derby Road (which is the main pub for away fans) also offers parking at £5. Whilst behind the Beech Inn is the Pirelli Factory Car Park which is available to fans for weekend fixtures only at a cost of £3 per car. Otherwise street parking.

Post Code for Sat-Nav: DE13 0AR
 

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Burton Where to Drink

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;

http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/pirelli-stadium-burton-albion.html#apubs-for-away-fans

The nearest pub is probably the 'The Beech Inn' which is around a ten minute walk, up the A5121 Derby Road (going in the opposite direction to Burton town centre) on the left. You can also park your car there at a cost of £5. Further on past the Beech pub on the same side of the road is a McDonalds outlet. Otherwise, there is the Great Northern pub, which serves Burton Bridge Beers, along with a guest ale. This pub is located on Wetmore Road, which leads off the roundabout near to the stadium entrance, go up and over the railway bridge and the pub is on the left. If you particularly like your real ale then just under a half a mile away from the stadium is the Burton Town Brewery. Situated in a small industrial unit in Falcon Close (off Hawkins Lane, which itself also runs off the main roundabout by the ground), it opens its doors before matches and has available real and craft ales, lagers, cider and wine. Also in the area is the fabulous Tower Brewery on Glensyl Way. Featuring a cosy snug room it also has a large function area that looks out onto the brewing vessels. However, it is not always open before matches so check with them first via their website.

Near to the railway station are the Roebuck, Devonshire, the Last Heretic micropub and the Cooper's Tavern which are all recommended. The Last Heretic opens from 11am and has a large beer garden. If you walk from the station to the ground, you will pass the Albert Ale House on your left which also serves well kept Burton Bridge Beers. Alcohol is also served within the stadium, with away fans being 'treated' to their own little inside bar/refreshment area. Beer costs £4.20 a pint.

Alex Winter a visiting Cheltenham Town fan adds; 'In the town centre just off the end of the High Street is the Burton Bridge Inn. Not only does it serve the excellent Burton Bridge Beers (the pub is also known as the Brewery Tap for the nearby Burton Bridge Brewery) but great pub grub too.' Also not far away on the High Street is a micropub called the Fuggle & Nugget.

Terry Doran a visiting Oldham Athletic supporter adds; 'When in Burton-on-Trent, described by Molson Coors as the “Global Brewing Capital”, it is worth while allowing time to visit a few of the local pubs before and/or after the match to sample the town‘s brewing delights:

If arriving at Burton Railway Station, then turn right for the Roebuck (Burton Ale House) which has a good selection of beers plus televised sports. Continue heading down the right-hand side of Station Street to the Last Heretic micropub and then onto the Devonshire Arms on the corner of Milton Street. The ‘Devvie’ has a large range of Burton Bridge beers, guest ales and an extensive food menu. Also has a range of continental bottled beers as well as traditional fruit wines.

Turn right into Milton Street, cross over and you will see a narrow entry to the Cooper’s Tavern. This gem of a pub is pretty unique, with an interior unchanged since the 19th Century. A small bar and lounge with beers poured straight from the barrel in the cosy back bar. Very friendly local with good value food.

Retracing your route back to the railway station, continue past it and cross over, turning right into Derby Street, which eventually becomes Derby Road and leads direct to the Pirelli Stadium. Along Derby Street on your left is the Alfred Ale House which serves Burton Bridge beers with at least one guest ale and has an extensive food menu.

At the roundabout in front of the Pirelli Stadium turn right and walk for two minutes over the railway to the Great Northern on the left in Wetmore Road. Burton Bridge beers and a guest ale are served, along with the usual keg beers associated with Burton-on-Trent. The pub has a big screen showing Sky Sports.

Returning to the roundabout and heading past the stadium along the busy Derby Road you come to the Beech Inn pub on your left between the Pirelli factory and McDonald’s. This is a Marston’s local with a bar on the front, a smaller lounge at the rear and a beer garden.

Continuing along Derby Road going away from the stadium and turning left at Ian Shipton Cars you come to The Mill House, part of a national chain of family bar/restaurants and situated by the canal between Stretton church and Derby Road. It is at least a 10 minute walk from the ground (one minute in the car) and is very handy for people approaching from the A38 - just turn right at the island by Ian Shipton Cars. The food is good, but not cheap, and beers include Bass, Marston’s and Theakston‘s. Children welcome with both indoor and outdoor play areas'
 

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BURTON by Train

An excellent trip on a Saturday but I can’t imagine many going by train on a Tuesday night. You can’t get back same night byt fare sare very reasonable

FROM THE STATION

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/pirelli-stadium-burton-albion.html#aby-train

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 Road and from there it is a straight road up to the stadium. It should take about 25 minutes to walk. Otherwise there is a taxi rank at the station and the cost up to the ground is around £6

TRAINS FROM LONDON

OUTWARD
16.03 London Euston, change at Birmingham New Street arrive Burton on Trent1 18.31 Advance single fare £14.50

RETURN WEDNESDAY MORNING
09.22 Burton on Trent, change at Birmingham New Street arrive London Euston 11.34 Advance single Fare £12.00

Tickets MUST be bought in advance and can be bought on line at the following link:
http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/BUT/021018/1500/dep/021018/2200/dep#returnJump

TRAINS FROM SOUTHEND


Fares are being quoted at £82.20 with a Super off peak Return (I can’t see anything Super about that price.

So best to buy tickets to Euston and then as above (all can be booked on line).

If you are travelling from Southend it is worth giving consideration to the coach services mentioned elsewhere which will be cheaper and easier
 

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BURTON TICKET INFORMATION

Details nowon the SUFC Official site as follows:

Tickets for Blues' trip to Burton Albion on Tuesday 2nd October are now on sale...
We have been issued an initial allocation of 350 tickets, with more available if required.

Prices for the fixture are as follow:

AdvancedMatchday

Adult £22 Advanced £24 Matchday
Over 65's £20 Advanced £22Matchday
Young Person (17-22) £20 Advanced £22 Matchday
Under 17's*£12 Advanced £14 Matchday

*Please note that all under 17's must be accompanied by an adult.

We have also been allocated six pairs of wheelchair and carer tickets, these are charged at the age relevant price with a carer free of charge if required.

All turnstiles are manned and concession ID (Over 65's) checks do take place, anyone found trying to gain entry with the wrong ticket type may face refusal of entry/ ejection without a refund.

Due to the numbers expected at the game the away terrace will NOT be open for this fixture!
 
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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;

http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/pirelli-stadium-burton-albion.html#awhat-is-it-like-for-away-supporters

Away fans are predominantly housed in the East Terrace at one end of the ground, where just over 1,400 fans can be accommodated. In addition 400 seats are also made available to visiting supporters in the Main Stand. As you would expect from a modern stadium, the view of the playing action (there are no supporting pillars) and facilities are good. The atmosphere is not bad too (although there is a bit of a monotonous drummer in the home end), as well as the grub available including the legendary Faggots & Mushy peas (£3.20). Other food on offer includes; Double Cheeseburgers (£4.50), Double Burgers (£4), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Burgers (£3.20), Pukka Pies (£3.50), Sausage Rolls (£1.80), Hot Dogs (£3.20), Chip Butties in crusty bread (£2.90) and Chips (£2.50). There is also a bar for away fans in which you can sit inside, There are TV screens showing Sky Sports News and then live coverage of the match itself. The bar is open until 15 minutes after the second half has started.

Also look out for the cumbersome looking 'Billy Brewer Mascot', who is a bit of a character. On one visit the announcer reminded younger supporters that they shouldn't forget to obtain Billy Brewer's autograph!

On the whole, Burton is one of the better days out in the league, with excellent pubs, a good stadium with good facilities, atmosphere and virtually hassle-free.
 

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DEPARTURE TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:



KENT ELMS Car Show Room 12:05

Bell corner 12-10

Blue Boar Bus stop..Opposite pub 12:15


Sainsbury's / Odeon ..Bus stopVictoria circus 12:20

Palace Theatre 12-25

The Elms PH.....Bus stop 12:35


Hadleigh ...London Rd (top of Woodfield Rd) 12:40

Tarpots Bus stop nearest Sadlers Farm roundabout 12:50

Pitsea Bingo Hall bus stop, opposite Aldi, High Road. 12-55

Watermill Bus stop...Eastmayne, opposite Watermill Pub/ Longmans Motors 1:00


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