BURNLEY are to move their players’ tunnel at Turf Moor next season after deciding against opening a section of the David Fishwick Stand to home supporters.
During the Clarets’ previous season in the Premier League the club divided the David Fishwick Stand between home and away fans, but they have opted to keep it exclusively for visiting supporters next season.
In a statement, the club said: “The club has looked into the possibility of housing Burnley fans in the David Fishwick Stand and this was discussed in depth by the board.
However, after much debate, this stand will now be used exclusively for visiting supporters next season.
“The board scrutinised the numbers and feel this would dissipate the home support.
“The board also feel it would be more beneficial to a good atmosphere inside Turf Moor to concentrate home supporters in the existing three stands.”
As a result, the club have decided to relocate the tunnel from the centre of the David Fishwick Stand to the corner of the stadium, between the away end and the James Hargreaves Stand.
“This will mean the teams now emerge in front of home supporters instead of visiting fans,” the statement added.