BURTON Albion is today celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pirelli Stadium.
On July 1, 2005, the club took the keys to its new home after playing the last ever match at Eton Park.
It has been the scene of some great triumphs ever since – including the winning of two championships and the FA Cup Third Round tie against Manchester United.
It has been a decade of success and progress for the club.
The Pirelli Stadium was built at a cost of £7.2 million for a club that was still in non-league back in 2005 under manager Nigel Clough.
It was his profile and chairman Ben Robinson’s vision that allowed the ground to be built.
The 7,000 capacity stadium has been at the heart of the club's success.
As well as hosting all those memorable games and seeing Albion rise from non-league to League One, it has become a thriving centre that hosts conferences, weddings, business meetings, education activities and a host of other activities.
It also generates income on match days with sponsors, businesses and organisations enjoying corporate hospitality in exclusive boxes or in the plush Albion Suite.
A pre-match meal created by the in-house catering team is followed by reserved seats in the stand and a chance to watch the Brewers in action.
Ben Robinson says: "When we moved into the Pirelli Stadium a decade ago it opened up many opportunities for the club and has been an important factor in us moving forward.
"We have a fantastic set of loyal supporters but we knew when we came into the league it would take time to grow our fanbase and that we weren't going to be the best supported team. Other clubs have an advantage in terms of having more fans through the turnstiles.
"What we can do is make the maximum possible use of the stadium and we have a fabulous facility here that people can use and enjoy.
"With moving up to League One we expect to see even more people wanting to take advantage of the facilities here, especially businesses and organisations wanting to sponsor us on match days or enjoy our hospitality packages.
"There will be some very big games in League One next season and it will be a great place to bring a group of friends, staff or business contacts."
Call Burton Albion on 01283 565938 or go to burtonalbionfc.co.uk/commercial/hospitality/index.aspx
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