Turf Moor is an association football stadium in Burnley, Lancashire,
England, which has been the home of Burnley F.C. since 1883. This
unbroken service makes Turf Moor the second-longest continuously used
ground in English professional football. The stadium is situated on
Harry Potts Way, named after the manager who won the 1959–60 First
Division with the club, and has a capacity of 21,944. The Turf Moor site
has been used for sporting activities since at least 1843, when Burnley
Cricket Club moved to the area. In 1883, they invited Burnley F.C. to
use a pitch adjacent to the cricket field. A grandstand and terraces
were added in 1885. During the 1990s, the Longside and the Bee Hole End
terraces were replaced by all-seater stands following the
recommendations of the Taylor Report. The stadium's record attendance
was set in 1924, when 54,775 people attended an FA Cup third round game
between Burnley and Huddersfield Town.
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