Locals living near a Premier League stadium have spoken out about the trouble caused by away fans from two popular clubs. The fans from the rival clubs have been involved in fighting, with one incident resulting in a bar being smashed up.
Noisy Match Days and Traffic Woes
People living in terraced homes near Burnley's Turf Moor stadium have complained about the noise and traffic on match days. They say that the noise levels are often high, and the traffic leaves them feeling trapped in their own homes.
Well-Behaved Away Fans (Mostly)
While most away supporters are described as well-behaved, two local rival clubs have been singled out for their rowdy behavior. Leeds United has been criticized for frequently causing problems, while Sheffield United fans were involved in a bar brawl, requiring police intervention.
Expensive Tickets and Love for the Ground
Many residents enjoy living near the stadium, despite the drawbacks. However, some locals expressed frustration over the high cost of tickets, making it difficult for them to attend games. A radio DJ and other Burnley fans have openly declared their love for Turf Moor, considering it their "happy place."
The Views of the Locals
Various community members shared their thoughts on living near the stadium. While some appreciate the excitement and buzz it brings, others raise concerns about traffic, parking, and a dip in internet signal caused by the stadium. Some even suggest converting the stadium into a dog track.
Burnley's Situation in the Premier League
Currently at the bottom of the Premier League table, Burnley is struggling after losing all of their games. Fans are hopeful that the presence of King Charles II at one of their matches could bring them a much-needed stroke of luck.
Note: We have reached out to Burnley FC, Leeds United, and Sheffield United for comments.