Eton Park was the home of Burton Albion for 47 years.
Although Eton Park was Burton’s home during their non-league days, I have snuck it into the list as Burton is close to my home town and the club has risen significantly since 2005 when Eton Park was closed.
On one side of the ground was the main stand that contained the only seating available and covered about one-third of the pitch’s length. The other three sides contained low, covered terracing.
All the stands were given a liberal dose of paint in the club colours and it was strangely nice on the eye, rather than garish.
The club’s new Pirelli Stadium was built just a couple of hundred yards away from Eton Park and fans could see the building progressing as the final season went along.
The last league game to take place at Eton Park was a Conference game against Northwich Victoria which the home team won 1-0. One last game between Burton and Burton Legends took place on April 26th 2005 before the bulldozers moved in.
Eton Park was demolished in 2005.