Hillsborough (capacity 39,812)
Hillsborough has been home to Sheffield Wednesday since 1899, although at that time the stadium was called the Owlerton Stadium. After being a host venue for the 1966 World Cup, there was little development until the early 1990’s when it was converted to an all-seater stadium in light of the tragic events that had taken place there in 1989.
The stadium has a uniform feel to it, with all four stands of similar height and all of them covered. At the time, the North Stand was the largest cantilever stand ever built in Britain. The two tiered South Stand is the biggest and is very impressive looking. Outside the stadium is a memorial to the 96 fans who died in the 1989 disaster.
Away fans visiting Hillsbrough are located in the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End, behind one of the goals, with a typical allocation of around 3,700.
Street parking is usually available to the North of the stadium, though some roads are permit only so make sure to check the restrictions before you park up. Alternatively, there is a car park at the stadium itself, and also some other matchday car parks within walking distance of the stadium.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near Hillsborough for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|The Sheffield College||S6 2ET||£7.50||1.5km|
Easily accessible from the A61, parking is available to pre-book close to Hillsborough at Sheffield College for £7.50. The walk is under a mile and takes about 15 – 20 minutes.
The site is patrolled throughout the event and spaces can be booked in advance via:www.swfcparking.co.uk
|Hillsborough ‘Wednesdayite’ Car Park||S6 1QE||£7||0.2km||The closest car park to Hillsborough is the ‘Wednesdayite’ car park, situated directly behind the Spion Kop and Wednesday Club Shop.|
|Meadowhall Railway Station||S9 1EQ||Park free then £3 tram||7.5km||If you want to park slightly away from the stadium, then one option is to park at Meadowhall Railway Station near to the shopping centre then get on a yellow tram to Leppings Lane near the stadium. This journey takes around 35 minutes.|
|Middlewood Park & Ride||S6 1TQ||£4.50||0.8km||Middlewood Park & Ride offers visiting supporters to park slightly outside the busy streets surrounding the ground for a hassle free exit after the game.|
|A61 Matchday Car Parks||S6 1LP||£5||0.5km||There are a number of unofficial matchday car parks available on the stretch of A61 leading up to the stadium which prove popular with visiting supporters.|
|Herries Road – Street Parking||S6 1LS||Free||0.5km||There is street parking available on Herries Road which is just a short walk from the stadium, but this parking isn’t secure so vehicles are left at your own risk.|
Sheffield Railway Station is over three miles from Hillsborough, so walking isn’t really the best option. Instead, away fans are advised to either jump in a taxi which will cost around £10, get a bus, or take the Supertram to the stadium.
If you want to take the bus, exit the train station and take a right. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and follow the signs. The number 53 bus to Ecclesfield will take you to the stadium and will take around 30 minutes.
Many fans, however, think the Supertram is the easiest way to get to the stadium. One option is to take a blue tram from the railway station to Hillsborough tram stop and walk from there. However, the Leppings Lane stop is much closer to the stadium. To get to this stop, either take the blue line to Hillsborough and change there for the yellow line, or take a short walk to Commercial Street to get on the ‘Fitzalan Square – Ponds Forge’ tram. To get to Commercial Street, turn right out of the railway station, on to Pond Street. Follow this northwards and it will become Flat Street and then Commercial Street. If you jump on the Supertram here, it will take you around 30 minutes to get to Leppings Lane. The cost is £3.90 return for adults and £2 return for children.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near Hillsborough, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Hillsborough.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Sheffield Wednesday, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Sheffield Wednesday perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!