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Visiting for the first time?

Hillsborough is an historic and traditional football stadium, with a current capacity of 34,835. The ground is situated in the North West of Sheffield just six miles from the M1 and three miles from the city centre. The postcode is S6 1SW.

There is limited street parking available on matchday due to the residential nature of Hillsborough, with parking at the stadium permitted for permit holders only.

We do offer disabled supporters the opportunity to purchase a matchday parking permit within Hillsborough Park, situated directly opposite the stadium. Permits are priced at £5 and can be purchased from the Ticket Office but supporters should be advised of their limited availability.

There are five different stands within Hillsborough:

South Stand
The South Stand is the main stand, housing the main reception, the directors’ box, private executive boxes and hospitality suites. The dugouts and tunnel are also situated within the South Stand.

Situated on the tier above the South Stand is the Grandstand, containing the official Family Area of Hillsborough. The seating area is elevated but offers a superb view of the pitch. Activities are available before the game to keep the youngsters entertained.

Situated behind the goal on the Penistone Road side of the ground, the Spion Kop is the largest of the stands, housing over 11,000 seats. This area of Hillsborough has long been recognised through generations as an iconic vantage point for Wednesday fans. If you wish to watch your football from the Kop, however, you should be aware that two large supporting stanchions do impair viewing from certain seats. Those affected are clearly marked as restricted view.

North Stand
The North Stand runs along the entire side perimeter of the pitch and was the first cantilever build of its kind in the country. The Westfield Disabled Enclosure is situated within the North Stand which offers 54 wheelchair spaces and seating for up to 360 ambulant disabled supporters.

West Stand
Situated behind the goal on the Leppings Lane side of the ground, the West Stand is where visiting supporters are situated, with a maximum allocation of 4,700. The stand has an upper and lower tier and like the Kop, has two supporting stanchions that restrict the view from certain seats. Home fans are occasionally housed in the West Stand lower tier.

Tickets purchased in advance must be done so from the Ticket Office or online at – each ticket has a unique barcode scanned upon entry to the stadium. Stand and seat details are clearly marked on each match ticket.


Supporters who book tickets online have the facility to print their ticket at home (E Ticket) and present at the turnstiles on the day of the game.

Supporters who wish to visit the Ticket Office to purchase in person can do so between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Saturday. The Ticket Office is located within the Owls Megastore located in the North Stand car park (entry off Penistone Road).

Ticket prices for each fixture vary depending on the respective category. Home tickets generally go on sale around three to four weeks before the fixture. For a breakdown of the pricing categories please CLICK HERE

A matchday programme is produced for all home first team fixtures and available to purchase from various locations/sellers around the ground on matchdays as well as the Owls Megastore.

The Megastore offers a variety of offcial SWFC merchandise, from pocket money items to hats and scarves, leisure wear and replica kits. The opening times mirror those of the Ticket Office – Monday to Saturday 9.00am until 5.00pm.


On Saturday matchdays the Ticket Office and Megastore close at kick off and re-open for 45 minutes after the final whistle. For evening fixtures the store is open until kick off but does not open after the game.

Each matchday fans have the chance to win in our 50/50 draw. Tickets are £1 each and we have sellers situated around the ground before every game. At half time the winners are announced pitchside over the tannoy and we usually have a former Wednesday player drawing the winning tickets to add to the excitement!

Ozzie Owl is the official club mascot, alongside brother Barney. Both can be seen in and around the stadium meeting our young fans and posing for photos. They are more than happy to stop for a picture so make sure you ask, but be warned they can be a little cheeky!

They are even on social media too! Follow them on Twitter here; Ozzie Owl and Barney.

The turnstiles open at 1.30pm on Saturday for 3.00pm kick-offs and at 6.30pm for 7.45pm evening kick-offs.

Once inside, various kiosks offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. Recently installed till units now accept card payments with card-only tills available to help supporters beat the queues. TVs are visible on most concourses generally showing Sky Sports and latest scores from around the country.

A giant screen is positioned in the South West corner of the stadium, so if you miss a goal or important part of the action, replays are swiftly displayed.

At half time, various activities take place on the pitch including our half time challenge in which two supporters are selected to take part in a fun goalscoring challenge, with some great prizes on offer!

The Owls are extremely active across all social media platforms so why not visit one of our official pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube?

We have also produced an extensive A to Z guide to Hillsborough which is very useful for first time fans, CLICK HERE to take a look!

We hope you have an enjoyable first trip to Hillsborough and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us by CLICKING HERE 

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