Hillsborough Stadium

stadium in Sheffield, England

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.

Full nameHillsborough Stadium
Former namesOwlerton Stadium (until 1914)
LocationOwlerton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
OwnerSheffield Wednesday F.C. Ltd
Capacity39,814 (all seated)
Field size116 x 71 yards (pitch)
(approx 106 x 65 m)
StartedSpring 1899
Opened2 September 1899
Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

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 during 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.


  1. "Hillsborough – About The Stadium". SWFC.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2006-09-12.