Turf Moor

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Turf Moor
The Turf
A two-tiered cantilever football stand. The lower tier has light blue seats with some claret seats which spell the word "Clarets". The upper has all claret seating. Some floodlights are attached to the roof of the stand. A scattering of spectators can be seen in the seats.
Turf Moor is located in Burnley
Turf Moor
Turf Moor
Location in Burnley
LocationHarry Potts Way,
Burnley,
Lancashire,
England,
BB10 4BX
Coordinates53°47′21″N 2°13′49″W / 53.78917°N 2.23028°W / 53.78917; -2.23028Coordinates: 53°47′21″N 2°13′49″W / 53.78917°N 2.23028°W / 53.78917; -2.23028
OwnerTurf Moor Properties Ltd
OperatorBurnley F.C.
Capacity21,944[1]
Field size115 yd × 74 yd (105 m × 68 m)[2]
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Construction
Broke ground1833 (as a cricket ground)[3]
Opened17 February 1883[3]
Construction cost£5.3 million
ArchitectVarious
Tenants
Burnley (1883–present)
Burnley Cricket Club (1833–1883)

Turf Moor is a football stadium in Burnley, Lancashire, England. It is the home ground of Premier League club Burnley Football Club, who have played there since moving from its Calder Vale ground in 1883. The stadium, which is situated on Harry Potts Way, named so after the club's longest serving manager, has an official capacity of 21,944.

References[change | change source]

General
  • Adams, Duncan (2004). The Essential Football Fan: The Definitive Guide to Premier and Football League Grounds. Aesculus Press. ISBN 978-1-904328-22-3.
  • Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. Burnley F.C. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2.
Specific
  1. "Stadium Access Information". Burnley Football Club. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. "Turf Moor". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Simpson, p. 574

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