Turf Moor has been the home ground of Burnley F. C. since 1883. The ground originally consisted of just a pitch and the first grandstand was not built until 1885. The record attendance at Turf Moor was set in 1924 when 54,755 people attended an FA Cup third round tie between Burnley and Huddersfield Town.
About Turf Moor in brief
Turf Moor has been the home ground of Burnley F. C. since 1883. It is the second-longest continuously used ground in English professional football. The ground originally consisted of just a pitch and the first grandstand was not built until 1885. The record attendance at Turf Moor was set in 1924 when 54,755 people attended an FA Cup third round tie between Burnley and Huddersfield Town. The stadium underwent further refurbishment during the 1990s when the Longside and the Bee Hole End terraces were replaced by all-seater stands following the recommendations of the Taylor Report. The Bob Lord Stand, the Cricket Field Stand,. the James Hargreaves Stand and the Jimmy McIlroy Stand have an official capacity of 21,944. Burnley played their first match at the ground in February 1883 and lost 3–6 to local side Rawtenstall. The first Football League match took place in October 1888, when Burnley won 4–1 against Bolton Wanderers. In 1922, the stadium hosted its only FA Cup semi-final, between Hudderfield Town and Notts County. It was the venue of an international match between England and Wales in 1927. In March of the same year, the ground hosted its first floodlit football match. In September of that year, it was able to host the club’s annual general meeting for the first time. The club’s first match under artificial light was played under rugby rules on the cricket field in the first ever match underificial light at the stadium.
In 1878, Burnley Rovers played Bacup under rugby Rules on the football field in a match that was won 3–2 by Burnley. The match was played in front of a crowd of 3,000 spectators. In the spring of 1911, the plans were unveiled for the rebuilding of the Brunshaw Road Road Stand, with turnstiles and barricades erected in preparation for the FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United. Five years later, a second tier was built to accommodate club offices and in March 1909, the Stars Stand was unveiled. After the Second World War, the Stadium was redeveloped with all four stands being rebuilt. The current capacity of the ground is 21, 944, making it one of the most popular football grounds in the UK. It has been home to the Premier League’s top flight side Burnley FC since the turn of the century and the Football League’s second tier since the start of the 2010-11 season. It also hosts the Capital One Cup and League Cup semi finals, the League Cup final and the European Champions League quarter-finals. The Football League play-off final is held at the Stadium of Light in May each year, with the final taking place on the final day of the season. The Burnley Football Club play their home games at the Britannia Stadium, which has a capacity of 20,000 people. The football club play their first home game under artificial lights on the pitch in the opening match of the 2014-15 season.