|Address||Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, England, UK|
|Build Date||17 February 1883|
|Average Attendance||20,534 (Season 2018/19)|
|Record Attendance||54,755 (Burnley v. Huddersfield Town, 23 Feb 1924, FA Cup, 1-0)|
|Stadium Cost||£5.3 million|
|Roof||Separate roof for each of the stands|
|Who is the owner of Turf Moor?||Turf Moor Properties Ltd|
|Pitch Size||105 m × 68 m|
|Where is Turf Moor located?||40° 26′ 46″ N 79° 58′ 56″ W|
Burnley’s ground was originally constructed as the cricket field. Burnley Cricket Club which existed from 1833 till 1883, used it as its home ground. In 1883, Burnley F.C. received an invitation from Burnley Cricket Club to use a football pitch adjacent to their cricket field. Since then, the Clarets have been playing at Turf Moor.
During its history, the sports venue in Burnley faced many changes. As the majority of the old English grounds, it consists of four separate stands. The longside stands are called the Bob Lord Stand and the James Hargreaves Stand. The stands behind the goals are the Jimmy McIlroy Stand and the Ladbrokes which is often referred to as the Cricket Field Stand. The roofing is available at each of the stands. But only two of them have two tiers each – they are the James Hargreaves Stand and the Jimmy McIlroy Stand. The other two are one-tiered stands. The categories of the seats include:
- Bob Lord Directors and 100 Club seats at the Bob Lord Stand;
- The James Hargreaves Stand – upper tier;
- The James Hargreaves Stand – lower tier;
- Family Area – the upper tier of the Jimmy McIlroy Stand;
- The lower tier of the Jimmy McIlroy Stand;
- Home Supporters area at the Ladbrokes;
- Away Supporters area at the Ladbrokes.
Burnley F.C. is so far not considered one of the English top clubs. Therefore Turf Moor hasn’t seen too many big European battles. Among the European clubs which visited Burnley’s stadium are Olympiacos, VfB Stuttgart, Napoli, and Hamburger SV. Numerous other spectacular games took place at the Turf. Among them are the matches against English top clubs and numerous Cotton Mills Derbies between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers.
Burnley’s average attendance is very high. The season ticket holders usually occupy the best seats at the Turf, and the other great seats sell out quickly. Anyway, you can always use Ticket Compare to purchase the seats with the best views at a reasonable price. The service will help you to save lots of time. Its convenient advanced navigation will allow you to choose exactly what’s needed. Alternatively, you can always buy football match tickets using the following resources:
- Burnley’s official website;
- Via email – firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Via phone +44 (0) 871 221 1914;
- Ticket office located at the Turf.
You can expect the ticket price between 39$ and 52$ for each seat located behind the goals, and the price within the range of 52$ and 66$ for the majority of the seats at the longside stands.
Burnley is not a big city. It only has got about 73,000 inhabitants. Normally it has plenty of accommodations within reasonable walking distance from the city’s main football ground. On important matchdays, the best places are booked in advance. Booking.com is the resource which can be very helpful in such cases. For your convenience, I’ve listed Burnley’s best hotel options below.
- Crow Wood – provides an amazing experience for 163$ per night. It’s a super friendly and nearly perfect hotel situated 2 miles away from Turf Moor in Burnley. You’ll enjoy genuine hospitality, exceptional cleanliness, hot tub, and indoor pool, among many other amazing features.
- Rosehill House Hotel – is a super lovely boutique-style residence located in an old and stylish house. Considering the great location and cosiness of this place, 98$ per night is a great deal. The distance to the stadium is less than 2 miles.
- Holiday Inn Express Burnley – is another convenient option for every football fan coming to visit Burnley. The price per room for two is 89$, including breakfast. A 30-minute walk or a 10-minute drive can bring you to the sports venue.
- The Brunlea Hotel – is a wonderful budget hotel option in Burnley. 92$ is an incredible price for the room with city view, cosy double bed, bath, and other great amenities. The stadium can be reached within a 15-minute slow walk.
How to get to
The Turf can be easily reached from Burnley’s downtown on feet. It will take you 10-15 minutes or even less to walk from the city’s railway station, bus station, and the major central streets. If you want to use transport, you can find a few helpful tips below.
By Train – the city is conveniently linked with the major cities such as London, Manchester and Leeds via railway. For instance, the trip from London Euston to Burnley Central takes just about 5 hours.
By Bus – the lines 589 and 592 stop just by the stadium. Alternatively, you can use the bus line 95, but it stops a bit further away from the ground.
By Car – Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, England, UK is the stadium’s address. You can enter it at your sat nav or mobile device to get up-to-date directions. Traffic jams are rare in this city but on matchdays the car ride can take longer than usual.
By Plane – the closest major airport to Burnley’s stadium is Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA). The 40-mile distance can be covered within 1:20-hour car ride or within 2:45 hours via buses.
It’s not easy to park the car near the football ground, especially on event days. However, there is always a solution. The approximate matchday paid parking price near the sports venue in Burnley is 7$.
Eating out nearby
Burnley has quite a few decent places to eat out. Whether you prefer local, national or international cuisine, you’ll find something inspiring and tasty in this city. If you happen to travel there in July, I recommend you to check-in at the annual Burnley Festival of Food. Also, have a look at the list of venues where you can eat during your trip in Burnley.
Pubs, bars & cafes
- The Bridge Bier Huis – is a welcoming pub with a great selection of beers. It’s very busy during the matches of Burnley, and the local fans really love this place.
- Crooked Billet Worsthorne – is a unique village pub. If you happen to be 2 miles to the east from the sports ground of Burnley FC, don’t miss your chance to try pies and peas, traditional drinks and fabulous hospitality.
- The Corkhouse – is located less than a mile away from the city’s main sports venue. It features great cocktails, a large selection of gins and some very good cheese boards.
- Bellissimo Italian Burnley – features amazing Italian food made with inspiration. You may want to try lobster ravioli and freshly made breads. Their menu is pretty good, and the prices are very reasonable. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from Turf Moor.
- Continentals – can be reached within a 10-minute slow walk from the football ground. Fresh barbeques, hummus, tabbouleh, spicy rice, and other great Middle Eastern foods will make you fall in love with the chef of this affordable eatery.
- Enzo’s – is a bit further away from the stadium of Burnley, but it is still only 1.5 miles away from it. It is a very authentic and absolutely brilliant take away where you can order home-made pizza, lasagna, and some fantastic burgers.
Things to see at the stadium
There are not so many fun things to do at the Turf. Burnley Tennis Club and Queen’s Park are located a few hundred steps to the north from the ground. The venue also has some stadium tours available for the club’s supporters and guests.
Every Thursday and non-event Saturday, Burnley’s fans can enjoy 60-minute stadium tours. The 13$ price is quite reasonable because the Turf is one of the oldest sports grounds in the world. Since the schedule is subject to change, please visit the club’s official website for the updates or call +44 (0) 1282 700001 to book your stadium tour in advance.
Every modern football club has got a fan store, and Burnley is no exception. You can visit Clarets Store located at Burnley Market near Charter Walk Shopping Centre. It’s less than a mile to the west from the stadium. You can also shop for the official merchandise of the Clarets online.
Things to do in Burnley
Lancashire is a county in North West England. It is an enjoyable travel destination where you will find lovely countryside with plenty of wild and romantic spots. At the same time, Burnley itself is the city with many entertaining spots such as thriving 700-year-old market, art galleries, farm parks, and plenty of space for convenient walking and cycling.
As I’ve mentioned above, Burnley’s population is only 73,000. So don’t expect to find hundreds of incredible attractions there. It’s a compact city neighbouring with the countryside and a couple of smaller towns nearby. You’ll be able to take a quick walking tour during your stay or simply explore Burnley on your own. If you come from far away and want to take a look at some larger cities, you can always take a day trip to Manchester, Leeds, or Liverpool. During summertime, you might want to visit the beaches of Blackpool. Each of the abovementioned cities is within a 1-hour ride.
Top 3 places to visit
Pendle Hill – is the ancient witch hunting area with marvellous nature. It used to be the home of wild boars and wolves. Today the visitors enjoy small hamlets, spectacular farms, and mysterious legends and true stories about this place’s past.
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum – is a very special place featuring an impressive collection of engineering masterpieces and artefacts. There are many industrial museums in the UK, and this one is among the best of its kind.
The Singing Ringing Tree – it’s a magnificent combination of modern art and wildlife. You can enjoy the views and wildlife, including plenty of greenery and sheep there. The “tree” itself is a unique musical sculpture made of steel. It’s especially great to visit this attraction on a windy day.