About Hillsborough Stadium

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.

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. 

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