Carlisle United FC - Brunton Park

Brunton Park Guide

Stadium Info

Brunton Park has a capacity in excess of 18,000 and has undergone some major redevelopment in recent time. Lots of terracing remains and it's partly due to this that the atmosphere is generally as good as it is. When the economic financial situation clears itself up, I'm told that building work will start again.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters are generally housed in the north end of the East Stand with additional spaces if necessary in the uncovered Petteril End. If the game is not all-ticket, tickets are available from the turnstiles or the ticket office, but they are £1 more expensive than those bought in advance. Views aren't the best if you're stuck at pitch-level at the corner with the Petteril End Stand.

Stadium Layout

Brunton Park seating plan:

Brunton Park seating plan

Where To Drink

The Beehive pub on Warwick road is one of the friendliest and most popular pubs in Carlisle and it is an ideal location for United fans, being just 2 minutes walk from the ground. On a downside though, it doesn't allow away supporters in on match days. A better spot for away fans would be Carlisle RUFC, the Rugby club is right next to the football ground and is in very easy reach for any supporter going to the game. It's a decent bar with a friendly atmosphere and has Sky Sports. There are many other bars, pubs and clubs nearer the town centre in Bothchergate, which is immediate right from the railway station, however, away fans should beware as not all are welcome in some bars.

Parking

Plenty of car parking is available behind the CBS stand. All fans are advised to park here. However, street parking is also available and possibly a better alternative if your early but need to get away quickly after the game.

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Directions

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By Train

The nearest / closest train station to Carlisle United's Brunton Park Stadium is Carlisle Citadel. The station is served by the west coast rail main line, with the station situated in the middle of Carlisle, meaning relatively easy access to the city. There are regular services from the south of England including London and Penzance up to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

From the station walk straight ahead across the road and walk along the crescent until you see the entrance to Warwick road on the right, next to Bar Suede. Brunton Park is then about fifteen minute walk down Warwick road from the entrance to Bar Suede.

The Games To See

Rivals - Hartlepool, Darlington

Fans Reviews

  • Travel: Literally just off the M6 a little way down Warwick Road. One of the easiest drives around.

    Refreshments: I had been pre warned by a Blues fan that the food inside the ground isn't that great, so ate outside! There was a little bakery next door to the club shop on Warwick Road which did a good chicken slice, and there were a couple of big pubs on Warwick Road too so you can't really go wrong.

    Impressions: Classic ground, it's only real let down was how empty it was! Terracing on three sides, the uncovered Petteril End which wasn't in use when I went, but only gets used these days when there is an away following big enough to justify opening it, the old Main Stand with it's upper seating and lower paddock, the all seater East Stand, and then the big covered Warwick Road terrace. The balance to the ground is awesome, but also fantastic to look at with 4 very different stands. Oh, one other let down, the Warwick Road End is freezing! The turnstiles take you in at the back of the terrace so you go up steps to reach the back row…it just means you've got a cold wind blowing at you from the pitch …and then an even colder one from behind!

    Atmosphere: A bit poor to be honest, never really got going at any point of the game, and with so few Yeovil fans, and with them being so far away in a little corner of the East Stand, no banter to be had really either. Shame really, as I bet it could be awesome on big days, the Warwick Road End gave a bit of a you're not singing any more’ as Yeovil threw away a two goal lead in stoppage time, but even so empty, it sounded very loud so the acoustics in that stand must be fantastic when it's full and they're up for it.

    Anything Else: The East Stand extends beyond the Petteril Terrace! A strange little oddity that adds to Brunton Park's quirkiness, but it's got a good reason! When the East Stand was redeveloped, it was supposed to be a first phase, which would have involved moving the pitch further to the north. The rest of the redevelopment has never happened though, leaving the East Stand, the most boring stand in the ground, with a little bit of character about it! Carlisle also get massive cool points for their choice in music. The team run out to One Step Beyond, and they played Roy Orbison’s version of I Drove All Night at full time!

    Enjoy: Great drive up to the place, great old school ground, not a bad word to say …apart from about those tiny toilets

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Ground Name: Brunton Park
Capacity: 16,981
Address: Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LL
Main Tel No.: 01228 526 237
Team Nickname: The Cumbrians
Year Ground Opened: 1909
Site: www.carlisleunited.co.uk

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