1. Carlisle United Football Club is a professional football club based in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. The club was founded in 1904 and plays its home games at Brunton Park.

2. Carlisle United has a long and varied history, having played in all four tiers of the English football league system. The club has won the Football League Third Division (now League One) once, and have also been League Two champions twice.

3. Brunton Park, the club's home ground, has a capacity of just under 18,000. The stadium has undergone several renovations and improvements over the years, and is known for its distinctive "Paddock" stand, which features an open-air terrace.

4. Due to being the only professional football club for some distance Carlisle attracts fans from all over Cumbria and the surrounding areas. The club's traditional colours are blue shirts with blue shorts and blue socks.

5. In 2005, Carlisle United was hit by severe flooding that caused extensive damage to Brunton Park and the surrounding area. The club was forced to play its home games at other venues for several months while repairs were carried out. Despite the setback, the club has continued to thrive and remains an important part of the local community.

Home of Carlisle United FC

Opened 1909

Capacity 17,949

Rating: 4.3

(469) Google Reviews

Really enjoyed my time up in Carlisle covering a match. Very hospitable, a lovely view of surrounding scenery, you can see hills in the distance, the food was very good and the facilities are up-to-date. A great day out!
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2 months ago
Brunton Park is an old-school stadium with lots of terraces for the home fans. The stadium could do with an upgrade, but the current stadium has lots of character. Away stand is off centred, and your seat could potentially be beyond the goal line or corner. Toilets could be better by having warm water. They allow away fans to put flags on the unused terraces behind the goal. Not much of an atmosphere from the home fans when they are struggling. Great fanzone outside with lots of options to eat and drink, e.g., sunday roast in a giant Yorkshire pudding, fish and chips, etc.
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4 months ago
Old school stadium with terraces. One newer stand. Has a bit of character. Enjoyed my visit during the 2-2 draw with stevenage.
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3 months ago
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Brunton Park, the historic home of Carlisle United Football Club, and the experience left me impressed. One of the most notable aspects of Brunton Park is its traditional charm. It's a stadium that exudes character and history, standing as a testament to the club's deep roots in the community. The older architecture and design elements give it a unique and authentic feel, offering a departure from the more modern stadiums you often find today. The views from the stands are excellent, ensuring that spectators have a great vantage point to watch the action on the pitch. The seating arrangements are comfortable, and the facilities are well-maintained, I would image they provide an enjoyable experience for fans. In addition, the staff at Brunton Park were welcoming and hospitable, adding to the overall positive experience. The club's dedication to its fans is evident in the warm and friendly atmosphere they cultivate. All in all, Brunton Park is a gem. Its rich history and traditional charm make it a must-visit for football enthusiasts. It's a place where you can truly connect with the essence of the sport and the pride of Carlisle United Football Club.
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9 months ago
Fantastic old school football ground , friendly stewards and bar staff and they sell scots pies . Carlisle fans are proper football fans , bottom of the league and still turn up in numbers home and away . From a Barnsley fan .
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4 months ago

History (from Wikipedia)

In 1904 Shaddongate United became Carlisle United F.C., an association football club who played at the Millholme Bank ground to the west of Carlisle. The ground was often too small for their purposes and they sometimes used the Rugby Ground which would later be the adjacent neighbour of Brunton Park. In 1905 United joined the Lancashire Combination league and required larger facilities so moved to Devonshire Park, a football ground which stood where Trinity School now sits. In 1909 they were evicted from premises by the Duke of Devonshire and moved eastwards to establish Brunton Park, the club's home ever since.[3]

Grandstand fire[edit]

In 1953 the original wooden grandstand which sat where the Main Stand now sits was burned to the ground in a fire cause by an electrical fault. The sale of local player Geoff Twentyman to Liverpool for £12,500 enabled the club to rebuild the stadium into what is the West Stand today.[4]


On the evening of Friday 7 January 2005, the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril burst their banks in Carlisle due to as much as 180mm rainfall landing up stream that day.[5] The worst affected area was Warwick Road, where Brunton Park is situated.[6]
For the following six weeks Carlisle United were forced to play their home games at 
Christie Park in Morecambe while repair work took place.[7] United were still able, however, to reach the playoffs in the Conference that season and win promotion back into the Football League.

The Stadium was severely flooded following Storm Desmond. It caused the team to play fixtures at Preston's Deepdale Ground, Blackburn's Ewood Park and Blackpool's Bloomfield Road.

Other floods
In November 2009 and November 2015, half the pitch and the match day car park were flooded but the stadium wasn't damaged. The match day car park is flooded a least once every year.

Things to do in Carlisle.