Following last night's Carabao Cup victory over Stoke City, we travel back up the M6 on Saturday, this time in the Premier League to face Burnley. It's six years since our last visit to Turf Moor so plan your matchday in Lancashire below.
Date: Saturday 30 October
Post code for sat-nav: BB10 4BX
The Turf Moor site has been used for sporting activities since at least 1843, when Burnley Cricket Club moved to the area. In 1883, they invited Burnley FC to use a pitch adjacent to the cricket field, thus making Turf Moor the second-longest continuously used ground in English professional football, behind Preston North End's Deepdale
The following year, a first grandstand was constructed, and soon after a terrace that could hold about 5,000 people. The rest of the stadium consisted of a natural mound on which spectators could stand.
Two covered stands were built in 1908, and, at that time, the stadium could hold more than 50,000 spectators. Turf Moor recorded its highest attendance in 1924, when 54,755 people watched an FA Cup match between Burnley and Huddersfield Town.
Turf Moor has undergone two major periods of redevelopment. The first, between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s, saw all the stands rebuilt. During that period the construction of the Cricket Field Stand made Turf Moor one of the few grounds in the football league with the dressing rooms behind the goal.
Turf Moor underwent further refurbishment during the 1990s, when the Longside and the Bee Hole End terraces were replaced by all-seater stands following the recommendations of the Taylor Report, reducing the capacity to its current level of just under 22,000.
Did you know?
In 1886, Turf Moor became the first football ground to be visited by a member of the Royal Family, when Prince Albert Victor attended a friendly match between Burnley and Bolton Wanderers.
How to get there
From the East: Exit M65 at junction 12 and follow signs to ‘Burnley North A682,’ over two roundabouts and into Colne Road. After 1.5 miles, turn left at the lights into Casterton Avenue. After another half mile, go straight on at another roundabout, follow signs for ‘Rochdale A6114,’ into Eastern Avenue. After 1.5 miles, you will be on Belvedere Road and the stadium is there.
From the West: Exit M65 motorway at junction 9 (Signposted Halifax A679) and turn right at the first roundabout, over the motorway. Go to the second roundabout and take a left, still following signs for Halifax and onto Accrington Road. After ¾ of a mile, go right at the traffic lights into Rossendale Road. Follow for another 1.5 miles and then go straight on through the traffic lights into Glen View Road. After another mile, turn left into Todmorden Road, where you will find Turf Moor at the foot of the hill.
From the North and South: Exit M6 at Junction 29 and onto the M65. Exit the M65 at junction 10 and follow signs for ‘Towneley Hall.’ This road eventually goes past Turf Moor.
The nearest station is Burnley Manchester Road. From here, exit the station and walk down Centenary Way, from where Turf Moor is clearly visible. When you reach the roundabout at the end of the road, turn right onto Yorkshire Street, which becomes Harry Potts Way. The ground is on your left hand side. From Burnley Central, follow signs for the town centre and then head left towards the Bingo Hall. You will see the bus station, and take the underground footpath and then head under the aqueduct onto Yorkshire Street and towards Harry Potts Way and you can see the stadium directly in front of you on the left.
The Bus Station is situated relatively close to the ground, just off Centenary Way. Leave the station and head towards the Bingo Hall opposite. Use the underground footpath and then head under the aqueduct onto Yorkshire Street and follow the instructions from above and you will see Turf Moor right in front of you on the left.
Most of the surrounding streets have parking restrictions on a matchday (Saturday Sunday and Tuesday), so it is advisable for supporters to use the following car parks:
- Burnley Cricket Club, Belvedere Road, Burnley BB10 4BN. Advantage: Approximately 2 minute walk (local charge please contact the Cricket Club)
- Various Townley Park car parks, on site at Townley Hall park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ. Capacity: 200 cars Advantage: Close to ground, 10 minute walk, illuminated. Pre pay at machine.
- Charter Walk, Curzon Square, Brown Street, Burnley, BB11 1PX. Capacity: 500 cars Advantage: Town centre location, close to all the shops and fast food outlets. 8 minute walk from the stadium pay on exit.
- Burnley Borough Council, Various but main one at Centenary Way, Burnley, BB11 2HE . Capacity: 100 cars Advantage: Close to stadium, new car park, secure, well lit, pre pay at machine. 5 minute walk from stadium.
- Mancheter Road Rail Station, upto 50 cars. 15 mins walk to stadium, pre pay at machine.
The visitors’ entrance is located in the Barnfield Construction Stand at Turf Moor.
Concessions in the visitors’ section will be serving food, hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages. Turf Moor is a cashless stadium. All major debit and credit cards are accepted. There is an additonal marquee directly to the right of the entry turnstiles where you can purchase food and drinks and here you will find additonal toilets and an increased area to enjoy pre match and at half time.
Flags and banners are not permitted in the visitors’ section at Turf Moor.
Small bags and backpacks are permitted at Turf Moor, providing they are small enough to fit under a seat. Bags will be searched on arrival at the stadium for security reasons.
There are currently no requirements to provide a proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to gain entry to this match. However, Burnley will be carrying out Covid-19 vaccination spot checks around the stadium
Burnley encourage the wearing of a facemask and ask fans to carefully consider travel to the stadium.
Supporters may be asked by Burnley staff to complete a COVID-19 vaccine questionnaire for Premier League research. There is no obligation for supporters to participate in the research.
Where to eat/drink
Turf Moor is situated just a stone throw away from Burnley town centre and adjacent to many local 'traditional' corner shop eateries which are extremly popular with match day crowds. Within 5 minutes walk supporters can find a whole array of dining options from tradional fish and chip shops, high street fast food to local restaurants serving locally sourced food.
The Clubhouse at Burnley Cricket Club which is situated behind the away end is open on all matchdays. The Cricket Club is also the recommended car park for visiting supporters on matchday.
Tickets for Saturday's game go off sale at 5pm on Thursday. Brentford fans that cannot attend can listen live on BeesPlayer