Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City on Saturday 17th February 2018 at 12:30
Address: Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 1SW
Telephone No: 0370 020 1867
What’s It Like
Away fans are in the upper tier of the West Stand (Leppings Lane) end of the ground, should demand allow sections of the lower tier can be made available, in total up to 8,000 can be accommodated. 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, on the right there is a Bieres Pork Sandwich Shop. It does the most pork sandwiches with crackling etc. 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. Loads of hotels are available including Premier Inn, Travelodge, Novotel, Hilton and Mercure amongst others. Sheffield is a great place for a weekender.
Jason Manford is at Sheffield City Hall (S1 2JA) in the Saturday night, tickets are £30.80. Last Laugh Comedy Cabaret is there Friday and Saturday with tickets at £18. The Bon Jovi Experience is at The Plug (S1 4QD) on the Saturday night, tickets are £10.
There is also a Dinosaur Experience at Butterfly House (S25 4EQ), with loads of dinosaur and activities for kids.
Pubs and Grub
The Horse & Jockey (S6 4EF) is a 10 minute walk from the ground. The Wadsley Jack (S6 4BJ) is a 20 minute walk, going away from Sheffield Centre and has a good choice of food. If you go up the road past the pub, the Rose & Crown (S6 6BR) welcomes away fans.
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 a 15 minute 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 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.
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.
The train station is in the town centre, three 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 matchdays 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 05:26 and 06:15 for the 5 hour journey, coming back, the 14:55, 15:24 and 15:55 get in at 20:05, 20:28 and 20:53.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!