Hillsborough Stadium

Hillsborough Stadium is located in Owlerton, a north-western suburb of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. It has been the home of Sheffield Wednesday since its opening in 1899. The ground has been substantially re-developed since 1899, with new stands on each side and the original South Stand having been substantially re-built in time for the UEFA Euro 1996 finals. The ground was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989, in which 97 Liverpoolfans were crushed to death at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. The subsequent Taylor Reportinto the disaster led to a series of long-overdue safety improvements at the ground and other large stadiums around the country, including the requirement for clubs in the top two divisions in England to have all seater stadiums and the withdrawal of perimeter fencing around the pitch; the latter had only been installed a few years prior to the disaster.

Location: Owlerton, Sheffield, England

Public transport: Sheffield Railway Station is located over three miles away from the ground. You can reach the stadium with the Sheffield Supertram. The tram can be taken from several points in the city centre (e.g. Castle Square, Cathedral, or City Hall). Take the yellow line in the direction of Middlewood. Get off at stop Leppings Lane, from where it is a few minutes walking to the stadium. From the bus terminal across the Rail station you can also take bus53 (to Ecclesfield/Parson Cross), or bus 77 (to Chapeltown). The ride takes about 15 minutes.

Capacity: 39,732

Official Tickets: https://www.swfc.co.uk/tickets/

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