Club Profile

Burton Albion

Burton is an impressive story and a very friendly club in the beer-making capital of England.

LOCATION: Burton upon Trent, 30 miles northeast of Birmingham in the West Midlands

CONTACT:, 01283 565938, #BAFC

NICKNAMES: The Brewers


Starting in the 19th century, there were a few football clubs in town, but it wasn’t until 1950 that the current club came into being. They kicked around leagues you will have never heard of (Northern Premier League Premier Division, anyone?) until 1998, when they hired Nigel Clough as player-manager. If you know your English football, you’ll…


Back in their lower-league days, they mixed it up with teams like Gresley Rovers, Nuneaton Town, Stafford Rangers, and Tamworth. When they made the Football League, their main rivals became nearby (and similar-league) Port Vale, Crewe Alexandra, Notts County, Chesterfield, and Walsall. In 2016-17, when they got to the Championship, they played…

Women's Team

Burton Albion Women, who are not technically associated with the club but are supported by them, play in the fifth-tier East Midlands Regional Women’s Football League. Home games are at Hillsfield, home of Rocester


Their go-to seems to be the “na-na-na” from “Hey Jude,” followed by “Brewers.” They do a version of “Country Road” with the lines “Take me home, Derby Road / to Pirelli, to see the Brewers.” They also have a fun one saying that Burton upon Trent is wonderful: “It’s full of beer, beer, and more…


The Pirelli Stadium has 6,912 capacity, of which 2,034 are seats. It stands where once there was a Pirelli Tires (or Tyres in the UK) plant. The company donated the land for the stadium in return for naming rights. The seats are all in the South Stand, which also has the club offices, so the rest is terraces. The away fans stand in the East…

Going to a Game at Burton Albion

GETTING THERE: From the rail station, you can walk in about half an hour, unless you get distracted on the way (see Pubs below). Use Google Maps to see the two different walking routes. You can also take bus 1, 17, or 38 or grab a taxi for about £7. PUBS: Burton really is full of beer, beer, and more beer. Along the shortest walking route to the…

Burton Albion Tickets

Last we saw, it was £18 to stand and £22 to sit.

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