Hillsborough Stadium

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Hillsborough
Hillsborough South Stand.JPG
Full nameHillsborough Stadium
Former namesOwlerton Stadium (until 1914)
LocationOwlerton, Sheffield, England
Broke groundSpring 1899
Opened2 September 1899
OwnerSheffield Wednesday F.C. Ltd
SurfaceGrass
Capacity39,814 (all seated)
Field dimensions116 x 71 yards (pitch)
(approx 106 x 65 m)
TenantsSheffield Wednesday F.C.

Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. It was opened on 2 September 1899. It is now a 39,814 capacity all-seater stadium,.[1] A lot of the seats are covered. It is in the Sheffield suburb of Owlerton. It takes its name from the parliamentary constituency in which it is.

On 15 April 1989, the ground was the scene of one of the worst sporting tragedies of all time. 94 Liverpool fans were crushed to death in an FA Cup semi-final. This was called the Hillsborough disaster. The final death toll was 96. This meant that extra security measures were added there and in other stadiums around the country.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hillsborough – About The Stadium". SWFC.co.uk. Retrieved 2006-09-12.