Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
Train/from Town centre:
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.
Leave the M1 at Junction 36 and follow the A61 into Sheffield. Continue along the A61 for approximately eight miles. You will see Hillsborough Stadium on your right. This is not the shortest route to the ground, but this is definitely the easiest and avoids Sheffield City Centre.
There is some street parking to be had if you arrive early, although some roads near to Hillsborough are permit only, so make sure to check for warning signs before you park. Otherwise, there are some unofficial car parks along the A61 that charge in the region of £4. There is a car park directly behind the Kop and the Wednesday Club shop. It is called the Wednesdayite car park and is open to fans of both teams. It costs £7 for visitors and its post code is S6 1QE.
WHAT TO DO IN SHEFFIELD?
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
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