The ground has stands on either side of the pitch with a covered terrace at the southern Warwick Road End and a small open terrace at the northern Petteril End (also known as the Waterworks End). Curiously the relatively new Cumberland Building Society stand on the east side of the ground is not aligned with the pitch. When the stand was constructed there was a plan to move the pitch northwards to create more space to build a new stand at the Warwick Road End. The pitch hasn’t been moved nor has a new Warwick Road stand been built so the Cumberland Building Society stand runs 20 metres past the northern end of the pitch and stops 20 metres short at the southern end.
Away fans are usually located in blocks 2 and 3 at the northern end of the Cumberland Building Society stand with block 1, past the end of the pitch, available where larger numbers of Away fans travel. Plastic seats are comfortable and views are free of pillars. Toilet blocks are large and easy to access under the stand.
An excellent electronic display board is located on top of an Eddie Stobart truck behind the Petteril End terrace. Stobart is currently the Club’s main sponsor.
Prior to each match, fans are likely to be entertained by Nixon’s Vixens cheerleading team. Located near the River Eden and its tributary the River Petteril, both the Warwick Road and the ground have experienced flooding. Since the last major Carlisle flood in January 2005, an alleviation scheme has been completed but before travelling, fans might check the game hasn’t been cancelled not just because of a mid winter frozen pitch but because of a waterlogged one!
2nd September 2009 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Cumbrians’ first match (against Newcastle) at Brunton Park, a major milestone for Carlisle United (a club known as Shaddongate United until 1904).
Data supplied by Ian Townsend - 17th January 2009