Hillsborough Stadium, home to Sheffield Wednesday Football Club since 1899 and Sheffield's premier events venue, is the largest stadium outside of the English Premier League, hosting the World Cup in 1966 and the European Championship in 1996. Not only is it an excellent sporting ground, it is also South Yorkshire's premier conference and events venue.
Football has been played at the ground, located in the Sheffield suburb of Owlerton, since it was opened on the 2nd September 1899. The huge Sheffield Wednesday fan base has grown considerably and the stadium can accommodate over 39,000 people, making it the largest stadium outside of the English Premier League. The highest attendance recorded at Hillsborough was in 1934 when over 72,000 fans witnessed a 2-2 draw against Manchester City.
Hillsborough Stadium oozes character. It has two large two tiered stands and two large single tiered stands, all of which are covered. Within each stand sit fabulous function rooms and executive boxes that overlook the striking pitch. Hillsborough Stadium Footbridge constructed in 1996 was built to provide easy access to the refurbished South Stand and connects Parkside Road and the surrounding area to Hillsborough's main entrance.
North Stand: Constructed in 1960, this stand runs along the north edge of the pitch and was the second football stand in Britain to have a cantilever roof (beam anchored at one end allowing for overhanging structures) and the first in the country to run the entire length of the pitch.
West Stand (Leppings Lane end): Constructed between 1961 and 1965, this stand seats up to 6,000 fans and seats the away supporters on Sheffield Wednesday's home games. The stand has a two tiered structure.
North West Terrace: Built in 1965 replacing the original 1920s stand, it is the only remaining major section of the stadium to remain uncovered and is currently used as an overspill space for away fans.
South Stand: Constructed in 1913 and extended in 1995, the total seating capacity is just over 11,000. This is the oldest remaining stand and hosts the famous Hillsborough Clock. Ahead of the 1996 Euro, the stand underwent a major £7 million redevelopment to include an upper tier consisting of 3,000 additional seats along with a new roof, 30 executive boxes, two conference suites, a bar and a restaurant.
The stadium's wide variety of suites can be tailored to suit any event ranging from conferences, exhibitions, weddings, parties, celebrations, meetings of any size and much more.
All rooms are accompanied by first class catering provided by Lindley Venue Catering, making Hillsborough the perfect venue in Sheffield for every kind of function.
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