Travelling Jacks – Sheffield United

Sheffield United on Saturday 19 February 2022 at 3pm

Distance from the Swansea dot com Stadium: 231 miles ~ 4 hours 10 minutes.

Address: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU
Telephone: 0114 253 7200
Web Site: www.sufc.co.uk

Bramall Lane
Bramall Lane

What’s Bramall Lane like?

Around 3,000 Swans fans are in the lower tier of the Redbrik Estate Agency (Bramall Lane) Stand at one end of the ground. There are TVs on the concourses showing the game going on as well as a betting outlet. Pies, sausage rolls, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and bottles of lager and cider are sold.

Visiting Sheffield

You can have a cracking weekend in Sheffield. It has its own version of Swansea’s Wind Street, with a few inter-connecting streets, and although the pubs aren’t next door to each other, they are pretty close. Be prepared for a good walk uphill to the main area; however it’s much easier on the way back as its downhill. Really worth considering spending time there.

For some entertainment away from the nightlife, Sheffield is in Yorkshire where there’s some of the nicest scenery in the country. Like any big city there are loads of hotels in Sheffield to suit a range of budgets to choose from.

What’s on in Sheffield

Ignacio Lopez, a comedian is at Shakespeare’s Pub (S3 8UB), on the Friday, tickets are £11.

A couple of miles outside the city centre on the same night at The OEC (S6 2DE) is Surf ‘N’ Turf Club, a 4 course meal, Prosecco and greyhound racing for £38.

On the Saturday, they have a Back to the 80s Party Night! Which includes a 3 course meal, Live Tribute Band and DJ for £33.

Separately, there’s greyhound racing there with admission for £5 or packages including admission for £10 and £12.

Saturday at O2 Academy (S1 2PN) is Bongo’s Bingo, a crazy mix of traditional bingo, dance-offs, rave intervals, audience participation. Only return tickets are currently available.

Eating and Drinking near Bramall Lane

Pubs near the ground are home fans only; a 10-minute walk at the bottom of Eccleshall Road is a Wetherspoons, the ‘Sheaf Island’ (S11 8HW).

Nearby behind Waitrose is the Beer Engine (S11 8FJ). This pub does real ales and serves food. A little further away is the Devonshire Cat (S1 4HG). This pub has around 12 hand pulled beers on offer, serves food, has a large screen TV.

Two pubs near to the railway station are the Globe (S1 2LX) – a footy pub with a pool table and outside seating and ‘The Howard (S1 2LW) a good pub for away fans. In the station itself is the Sheffield Tap (S1 2BP) which serves real ales (no football colours are allowed).

The Rutland Arms (S1 2BS), a few minutes from the train station and around a 15 minute walk then to Bramall Lane’. This pub with a beer garden brews its own beer on site and offers a mix of real ales and craft beers as well as food.

Parking near Bramall Lane

Street Parking is available around the ground. You can also choose from a selection of private car parking spaces near Bramall Lane – including on-street parking, off-street car parks and 12 reservable spaces.

If you want to avoid Sheffield city centre, you can park for free at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, leave the M1 at J29 and follow signs for Sheffield A61. You then take a yellow tram to the city centre and walk to the ground. The tram journey time is 20 minutes and costs £4 return.

Buses to Sheffield

Swansea City and National Express have reached an agreement to provide a service specifically for the travelling Jacks journeying to cheer on the Swans.

There will usually be a minimum of two coaches – with one of the coaches being designated specifically for families and supporters who prefer a quieter journey.

Supporters who would like to purchase travel for the quieter service should select the coach which departs one minute later than the first coach.

  • Normal service – Departing the Swansea dot com Stadium.
  • Family service – Departing the Swansea dot com Stadium.

After departing the Swansea dot com Stadium, there will be additional pick up points in Briton Ferry (McDonald’s) and Port Talbot.

Fans can purchase return coach tickets for the game online from National Express.

Tickets will be sent via email/e-ticket to fans directly from National Express, and will need to be shown to the driver before boarding. 

All coaches are fully accessible, with toilet provisions available on board. All coaches will depart and return to the Swansea dot com Stadium, with two stops along the way.

Fans should be aware that buses will not depart until after the fixture has finished.

Trains to Sheffield

The ground can be walked in 15 minutes from Sheffield train station. Come out of the station turn left at the island in front of the station and carry on down this street to the ground.

Trains leave Swansea at 06:49 and 07:47 for the 5 hour journey.

Trains back leave at 17:56 and 18:00 getting in to Swansea High Street at 23:43 and 22:31 (fast train).

Don’t forget if you’re one of the Travelling Jacks – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!