Written by Katie S @flump9
I am back with another ‘Away Days’ article and I have to say as much as I was welcoming the international break after a dismal display against Swansea, I am most certainly looking forward to the return of premier league football this weekend.
It is going to be an interesting game on Saturday and I am hoping to see the team play with confidence and spirit, now we look to have most of our squad back to full fitness. Burnley are currently sitting sixth in the league, unbeaten in their last five and are having an excellent start to this seasons campaign. However, their only win at home so far has been against Crystal Palace.
My prediction is: Burnley 2 – 2 West Ham.
Stadium: Turf Moor
Address: Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Random Fact: Turf Moor is the longest continuously used ground of any of the 49 teams which have played in the Premiership
Away fans are located in the covered David Fishwick Stand at one end of the ground, towards the Bob Lord Stand. The stand is shared with home supporters which usually makes for a good atmosphere. The away stand has two pillars which can affect your view and has old wooden seats.
From The London Stadium it takes between 4 to 5 hours by car.
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.
Most of the surrounding streets have parking restrictions, so it is advisable to use the adjoining cricket club (£6), or the following car parks:
Towneley Park, BB11 3RQ
Capacity: 200 cars
Advantage: Close to ground, 5 minute walk, illuminated.
Millennium NCP, Brown St, BB11 1PZ.
Capacity: 500 cars
Advantage: Town centre location, close to all the shops and fast food outlets.
8 minutes walk from the stadium.
Cost £3 to park.
Deanmill (Plumb St) Car Park, BB11 3AG.
Capacity: 100 cars
Advantage: Close to stadium, new car park, secure, well lit.
4 minute walk from stadium.
Aircelle Ltd, Bancroft Ave, BB10 2TQ.
Capacity: 275 cars
Advantage: Away from city centre traffic, close to motorway after the game ahead of traffic flow.
15 minute walk or hop on local bus (3 minute journey).
For more parking options check here – justpark.com
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 ‘Gala’ Bingo Hall. From here, walk down Yorkshire Street and use instructions from above.
If you are travelling into Burnley via train then there are a good number of “popular” fast-food restaurants such as McDonalds and Subway. The main road leading to the ground has lots of kebab shops etc along the way.
As mentioned above the Cricket Club has onsite parking and welcomes both home and away fans. It offers cheap food and drink and is the nearest pub to the ground.
Another pub is the Bridge Bier Huise, again approximately 10 minutes away from the ground.
10 minutes on Belvedere Road there is a large Brewers Fayre outlet known as The Queen Victoria, which welcomes away fans and is family-friendly.
The Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street and pubs in the town centre are best to avoid, make sure you don’t show colours in and around the town centre.
If you aren’t one of the 2550 fans making the trip to Turf Moor, make sure you keep an eye on @WestHamWaycouk on Twitter for live updates throughout the game.
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*Details correct at the time of writing this article.