Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City on Saturday 23 February 2019 at 15:00
Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 228 miles ~ 4 hour 15 minutes.
Address: Hillsborough, Sheffield. S6 1SW
Telephone No: 0370 020 1867
What’s Hillsborough Like
Up to 3,700 away fans are in the West Stand (Leppings Lane) end of the ground.
There are a few supporting pillars in this stand, which could spoil your view. Pies, sausage rolls, burgers and hot dogs are sold.
Down Leppings Lane there is a programme and football memorabilia shop, in front of the stadium into Herries Road.
Bottles of Carling and Kingston Press and Bulmers are sold along with cans of John Smiths and Guinness along with miniature bottles of wine and spirits.
Sheffield is one of the north’s main cities and as such has plenty of nightlife, restaurant and bar options, making it an ideal destination for a weekend away.
The nearest private accommodation near Hillsbrough is Alara (S6 2DH) which is 0.2 miles away, The Garrison Hotel (S6 2GB) 0.7 miles away and William’s Hillsborough Apartments (S6 2LX), which is just under a mile from the stadium.
If you want to be in the heart of this bustling city, then there are plenty of popular hotels in the city centre including an Easyhotel, Jurys Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Novotel and an Ibis, all of which are around 3.2 miles away from Hillsborough.
What’s On in Sheffield
If you fancy a bit of ice hockey action the Sheffield Steelers play Coventry Blaze at 7pm on the Saturday at Fly DSA Arena (S9 2DF), tickets range from £6.50 to £18.50.
The Rocky Horror Show is at the Lyceum Theatre (S1 1DA) from 18th to 23rd February, with tickets from £28.
The Octagon at Sheffield Students’ Union (S10 2TG) hosts the comedian Henning Wehn on the Saturday, tickets are £18.50.
Guns 2 Roses are at The Plug (S1 4QD) on the Saturday night, tickets are £10.
The singer Cash is at the O2 Academy (S1 2PN) the same night, tickets are £14.65. Also there the same night from 11pm is 5ive Live & 90’s Party DJ’s, tickets are £11.75-£20.75. The following night Ramz is there, tickets are £15.20.
Eating and Drinking in Sheffield
Horse & Jockey (S6 4EF) is 0.6 miles from the ground. The Wadsley Jack (S6 4BJ) is 0.9 miles, going away from Sheffield Centre and has a good choice of food.
The New Barrack Tavern (S6 2GA) serves a good selection of real ales and imported lagers. They have local pork pies behind the bar and its a 0.8 mile walk from the ground.
There are plenty of pubs choices in the city centre; opposite the train station The Howard (S1 2LW) welcomes away fans, it’s 3.5 miles from the ground. It has draught beers and three ales on tap and a good selection of food and it’s a 10 minute walk to Castle Square tram station.
The tram route from Sheffield Station to Hillsborough passes a few real ale pubs, including The Red Deer (S1 4DD) 2.7 miles away, The Harley (S10 2HW) 3 miles away, The Wellington (S3 7EQ) 2 miles away, The Fat Cat (S3 8SA) and Kelham Island Tavern (S3 8RW) both 2.2 miles away.
Hillsborough Fish Bar (S6 1TD) is pretty much outside the stadium, and has very good food and is always busy. When ordering, asks for scraps, the bits that fall off battered food, they are added to your meal order, which are delicious and very popular in this part of Yorkshire.
Bieres Pork Sandwich Shop (S6 4GW) does amazing pork sandwiches with crackling.
Parking near Hillsborough
There’s some street parking if you arrive early, otherwise there are some unofficial car parks along the A61 that charge around £4.
There is a car park directly behind the Kop and the Wednesday Club shop (£7).
You can park at Meadowhall Shopping Centre by J34, of the M1, where you can park for free then take a yellow tram to Leppings Lane, which costs less than £3 return and takes about 35 minutes.
Unlike most grounds these days, there are a large number of private car parking spaces near Hillsbrough, which you can reserve from just £3.00 for the day.
Train to Sheffield
The train station is in the town centre, 3.4 miles from the ground.
Taxi to the ground or the bus station is a one minute walk away. Cross over at the pedestrian crossing, and follow the signs, go to the far side of the terminus. Bus number 53 to Ecclesfield runs every 10 minutes to the ground, journey time is about 30 minutes.
On match days shuttle buses (marked ‘football’) run from the road at the far side of the bus station. Supertram has a stop next to the train station and run every 10 minutes.
Leave on a blue tram, going towards Malin Bridge, you will reach the Hillsborough stop, and then a ten minute walk to the ground. You can buy an all-day ticket on board, cheaper than two single tickets.
Trains from Swansea leave at 06:59, 07:59, 08:29 and 08:54 for the 4.5 hour journey.
For the return journey, trains leave at 17:24, 17:55, 18:23 and 18:56 get in at 21:43, 22:20, 22:44 and 00:03.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!
This Travelling Jacks guide was kindly provided by Swans fan Steve Griffiths.