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,. 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 name||Hillsborough Stadium|
|Former names||Owlerton Stadium (until 1914)|
|Location||Owlerton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England|
|Broke ground||Spring 1899|
|Opened||2 September 1899|
|Owner||Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Ltd|
|Capacity||39,814 (all seated)|
|Field dimensions||116 x 71 yards (pitch)|
(approx 106 x 65 m)
|Tenants||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.