Burton Albion 07/08 away kit by Tag

This is the new Burton Albion away shirt for the 2007/2008 season. The shirt manufacture is Tag. Burton Albion F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference.

They play in the town of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. Their manager is former England international Nigel Clough. Burton were formed in 1950, and after a few seasons in the Birmingham & District League they joined the Southern League in 1958

They have also had spells in the Northern Premier League (NPL), due to their location in the central Midlands. They entered the Conference in 2002 upon winning the NPL title.

One of Burton's principal industries is brewing, and hence the club's nickname is the "Brewers". Their mascot, Billy Brewer, won the first ever Mascot Olympics at Collingham F.C..

Albion can claim lineage from Burton Swifts F.C., Burton Town F.C., Burton United F.C., and Burton Wanderers F.C., who were all failed football clubs (with them all playing at Lloyds Foundry). Albion began life at the Lloyds Foundry ground on Wellington Street, but high attendances meant that the club quickly searched for a more suitable home. Eton Park was built off Derby Road and officially opened on September 20 1958, coinciding with their promotion to the Southern League. From then until its demolition in 2005 the Brewers played all of their home games at Eton Park (it was also used as the home ground for many Derby County reserve matches). It was demolished to make way for housing, as the club had just completed a new stadium, at a cost of £7.2 million.

It is situated directly opposite Eton Park and was named the Pirelli Stadium, situated as it was a short distance from Pirelli's factory in Burton. The stadium has an increased capacity, firstly named at 6,000, but then later raised to 6,500, and the first match played there was a friendly between Burton Albion and Chester City on Saturday 16 July 2005.

 

 

 

 

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  1. fsc

Swifts played at Peel Croft ,Wanderers at the Derby Turn enclosure ,they amalgamated to become United in1902 and played at peel Croft ,town played at the Crescent ground ;Victoria Crescent ,wherei live.

 
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