Brunton Park is a football stadium and the home of Carlisle United. It is situated in the city of Carlisle, Cumbria and has a certified capacity of 18,202. The ground opened in 1909. Brunton Park's grandstand burned down in 1953 and the stadium flooded completely in 2005 and again in 2015.
Brunton Park is the largest football stadium in England which is not all-seated. Carlisle United plan to move away from Brunton Park in the near future to a 12,000 capacity all-seater stadium. Before the 2012/13 season Cumbria County Council inspected Brunton Park and they deemed that certain areas of the stadium were unsafe.
There are four stands at the ground that run along each side of the pitch. The West Stand is a combination of seating and terracing and is considered to be the main stand in the stadium, with the upper tier serving as the dedicated family section.
The Warwick Road End is where the most vocal supporters go, whilst The East "Pioneer Food" Stand is where the away supporters are normally housed. Finally, The Waterworks End, or the Petteril End as it’s also known, is typically left closed unless big crowds are expected.
Visiting supporters are generally housed in the north end of the East Stand with additional spaces if necessary in the uncovered Petteril End.
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.
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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