The 6,912 capacity Pirelli Stadium (DE13 0AR) of which 2,034 can be seated and is a journey of 88 miles from Le Stad MK.

As far as I’m aware we will be in Block 1 of the Main Stand and sharing with the home fans as the rest of the ground is expected to be closed for this Pizza Cup clash. The usual football fayre is on sale including the legendary Faggots & Mushy peas (£3.20). Other food on offer includes Double Cheeseburgers (£4.50), Double Burgers (£4), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Burgers (£3.20), Pukka Pies (£3.50), Sausage Rolls (£1.80), Hot Dogs (£3.20), Chip Butties in crusty bread (£2.90) and Chips (£2.50).

For those wishing alcoholic beverages you will be pleased to know there is also a bar for away fans in which you can sit inside, there are TV screens showing Sky Sports News and then live coverage of the match itself. Overall, Burton is one of the better days out in the league, with excellent pubs, a good stadium with good facilities, atmosphere and virtually hassle-free.

The nearest Away pub is probably the ‘The Beech Inn’ which is around a ten-minute walk, up the A5121 Derby Road (going in the opposite direction to Burton town centre) on the left. You can also park your car there at a cost of £5.

There is a large car park at the ground which costs £5, however, this would normally get full quickly, but with less than a 1.000 expected we doubt it. Car parking is also available at the Ryknild Trading Estate (also costing £5), just off the roundabout right by the stadium. Also nearby is the Eton Park Junior School (Masefield Crescent – DE14 2SG) which offers parking at £4 per car.

We doubt if anyone will be letting the train take the strain for this one but just in case Burton Railway Station is around a mile and a half away from the Pirelli Stadium. As you come out of the station turn left and go down the hill. Turn right into Derby Street and from there it is a straight road up to the stadium. It should take about 25 minutes to walk. Otherwise, there is a taxi rank at the station and the cost up to the ground is around £6.

There will be no supporters coach for this game, and don’t forget its a 7pm kick off.

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