Burnley played their first football match at the Turf Moor ground way back in 1883 after moving from Calder Vale, this makes Turf Moor one of the oldest football grounds still in use in the UK
The picture of the football ground below from a Football Review magazine shows the famous Longside stand which survived redevelopment until it was replaced by the James Hargreaves Stand in 1995.
Unfortunately we have had to set the resolution fairly low so as not to exceed our bandwidth limits but the text on the picture reads as follows;
“Extensive redevelopments have turned Burnleys Turf Moor into one of the best equipped in the League. The capacity is set at 41,000 with a record attendance of 54,775 for an FA Cup third round game against Huddersfield Town in 1924. The playing surface measures 115 yards by 73 yards. Inset : The imposing entrance to Turf Moor.”
I have also found an absolutely stunning piece of old film footage on Google that shows the old Turf Moor ground as it used to be in the 1970s.
Older fans will find this brings back some great (and not so great) memories while younger fans who never experienced what these football grounds used to be like might just get a feel for why us “older” fans go on about the “good old days” !!