The Hillsborough Stadium has been the home ground of Sheffield Wednesday F.C. since it's opening on the 2nd September 1899. The ground is often referred to as a 'classic' football venue, as although a modern all-seater stadium, it still has a vintage feel to it. One of the stands, the South Stand dates back to 1913-14 and still bears the original clock face erected at the time. The North Stand and West Stand (Leppings Lane End) both date from the 1960s, the latter being built to prepare the ground for hosting matches during the 1966 World Cup. The Hillsborough Stadium was one of the eight grounds to host matches during the Euro 96 tournament and had a major refurbishment around this time. Group D fixtures were held here and Denmark, Portugal, Croatia and Turkey all graced the pitch during June 1996. The current capacity of the stadium is 39,814 all-seated.
Visiting supporters will find themselves seated in the upper tier of the West Stand. The usual seat allocation is 3,700 but this can be increased depending on demand. The legroom in this stand is good and the views excellent provided you don't end up behind one of the supporting pillars. The usual match refreshments such as pies, burgers and hot dogs are available inside the ground but it should be noted the alcohol is not available in the away section.
The ground is located some way out of the centre of Sheffield so fans looking for a hotel near the Hillsborough Stadium may be disappointed. However, fans prepared to stay a few miles away in central Sheffield will find a wide range of Hillsborough Stadium hotels to choose from.
Street parking can be found near the ground although this can disappear fairly quickly on match day. There are plenty of unofficial match day car parks along the A61 and visiting supporters shouldn't have trouble finding a space in one of these. Prices range from £3-5.
Another suggestion would be to leave the M1 at Junction 34 and park at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre and take the South Yorkshire Supertram (yellow route) to the Leppings Lane stop. This journey takes around 40 minutes.