BACT now has a brand new facility, designed to benefit the whole community, including a new floodlit all-weather 3G pitch situated adjacent to the Pirelli Stadium. The England national team manager Gareth Southgate recently paid a visit to officially open the site.
Pirelli’s home city Milan of course has great football pedigree, with Pirelli having sponsored Inter Milan for more than 20 years, but Burton is also becoming something of a football hotbed. Not only is Burton Albion enjoying new levels of success – this season playing in the second tier for the first time – but the town is also home since 2012 to St George’s Park, the new training base for the England national setup.
And just as that complex hosts England’s 24 national teams, a number of local grassroots clubs will call the new community pitch ‘home’ including Stretton Eagles FC, Outwoods FC and Burton Ladies. It is predicted that 127 new teams will use the pitch over the next five years. In addition, the hub will house a huge range of sporting, educational and community programmes delivered by BACT.