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Sheffield United FC
Bramall Lane

Capacity: 32,702 (all seated)
Address: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU
Main Telephone No: 0871 995 1899
Fax No: 0871 663 2430
Ticket Office: 0871 995 1889
Club Nickname: The Blades
Year Ground Opened: 1862*
Pitch Size: 112 x 72 yards
Home Shirt Sponsors: sportsgames.com
Away Shirt Sponsors: topspring
Home Kit Colours: Red, White & Black
Away Kit Colours: Yellow & Green
Kit Manufacturers: Macron
Official Web Site: www.sufc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
The Greasy Chip Buttie
Red & White Wizards
Gallon Of Magnet
Sheff-Utd.co.uk
Blades Mad (Footy Mad Network)


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Contents
What's Bramall Lane Like?
External Shot Of The GAC (South) Stand (photo)
Future Developments

The Visit Malta Stand & Kennedys Kop (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Looking Towards The Kennedys Kop (photo)
Where To Drink?  
Kennedys Kop & GAC Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
A Closer Look At The 188BET (Bramall Lane) Stand (photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Ground Layout
Copthorne Hotel Sheffield
Fixtures 2013-2014
Programme Price

Disabled Facilities
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Bramall Lane Location Map


What's Bramall Lane Like?
Bramall Lane has to me been one of the most underrated grounds in the country. The construction of three large modern looking stands, plus the filling in of the corners (albeit one corner is filled with administrative offices), makes it a great ground and one that has character. Both sides of the ground are large single tiered stands. Whilst the GAC (South) Stand is a fairly plain looking stand, the Visit Malta Stand which sits opposite, is probably the smartest looking stand at Bramall Lane. This stand which was opened in 1996, has had the corners to either side of it filled in, by offices on one side and a family seated area on the other, called the Fortina Spa Corner, in a corporate sponsorship deal. At the back of the stand are a row of executive boxes and on its roof is a small gable, reminiscent of when many older grounds featured them. At one end is the Kop Stand, which is slightly disappointing as it has two large supporting pillars. Opposite is the Jessica Ennis (Bramall Lane) Stand, which during the Summer of 2006 was extended around one corner of the stadium to meet the GAC (South) Stand. Also the roof was replaced with a new cantilever structure, allowing the supporting pillars of the old roof to be removed, giving fans more cover and an unimpeded view of the playing action. This stand is two tiered and also has an electric scoreboard, perched between the two. The stadium is balanced, with all four stands being of the same height.

Outside the stadium behind the GAC stand is a statue of former Club Chairman Derek Dooley and another of former playing legend Joe Shaw. Dave Croft adds; 'a lot of Blades fans sentimentally call the ground "Beautiful down town Bramall Lane", as a match day announcer uses this description to welcome the away fans'. 

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External Shot Of The GAC (South) Stand


South Stand external photo

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Future Developments
The Club have announced their intention to further develop the Kop End of the ground. It has been proposed that the stand be extended backwards, adding around another 3,000 seats to the overall capacity of Bramall Lane. The stand would be cantilevered (so no supporting pillars) with a video screen built into the front of the roof (reminiscent of White Hart Lane). The development would also see some executive boxes added to the back of the Evolution corner, whilst in the corner between the Kop and the South Stand, a business centre would be built. No firm timescales have been announced as to when work might start. An artists impression of how the stand might look can be found on the Sheffield United website.

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The Visit Malta Stand & Kennedys Kop


Visit Malta Stand & Kennedys Kop

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Away fans are housed in the lower tier of the Jessica Ennis (aka the Bramall Lane) Stand at one end of the ground, where around 3,000 supporters can be accommodated. For cup games if the demand requires it, then the upper tier can be made available too. Bramall Lane is a great place to watch football as the stands are located close to the pitch, the views are generally good, as well as the atmosphere too. Chris Bax adds; 'Any tickets still available for the away end can be purchased from two dedicated away ticket windows just up from the turnstile entrances'. On the concourses there are television screens showing the game going on inside as well as a betting outlet. Food is available in the form of Peter's Pies (£3), Burgers (£3) and Hot Dogs (£3.50). Prepare to be searched on entry into the ground by the stewards. The Club have automatic turnstiles, meaning that you have to insert your ticket into a bar code reader to gain admittance.

The United fans are particularly passionate and vocal about their club. This makes for a great atmosphere at games, but also can make it somewhat intimidating for the away supporter. It was one of those grounds that by just listening to the crowd you could tell what was happening on the pitch. I found it quite amusing as having to go for a leak just before half time, I could hear the home crowd shout Goo-on as a Sheffield United attack began. Then this got louder & louder as the United team got closer to the goal, Goo-on, Goo-on, Goo-On! and then the air turned blue as whoever it was missed the chance! 

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Looking Towards The Kennedys Kop


Looking Towards The Kennedys Kop photo
 

Where To Drink?
Nick Turrell a visiting Brighton fan adds; 'About a ten minute walk away on Queens Road is "The 'Earl" pub, which on our visit was okay for away fans to drink in'. About 15 minutes walk away on Wellington Street is the Devonshire Cat. This pub has around 12 hand pulled beers on offer, serves food, has a large screen tv, welcomes families (until 7pm)  and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Although there are bouncers on the doors, away fans are allowed into the pub wearing colours. See the Devonshire Cat website for more details.

Near to the railway station is the Globe, which Simon a visiting Chelsea informs me: 'I found that the Globe pub around a five minute walk from the station and a 15 minute walk from the ground welcomed home and away fans as long as there was no singing. The majority of fans there where Chelsea and the doors where policed 2 hours before the game but it was a nice friendly pub serving good ale'. Simon Cumming a visiting Barnsley fan recommends 'The Howard which is a good pub for away fans. Service was very good and it's well policed.' This pub is also located near to the railway station, on Howard Street opposite. Whilst Dave Barraclough informs me; ' In the station itself is the Sheffield Tap which serves real ales and is run by the Thornbridge Brewery (please note though that no football colours are allowed). Also worth a visit is the Rutland Arms on Brown Street. A real ale place only a few minutes from the train station and on route to Bramall Lane'.

The pubs near to the ground such as the, 'Sheaf House', 'Railway Hotel', the 'Golden Lion' and on Bramall Lane; 'The Railway' & 'Cricketers' are for home fans only. Otherwise alcohol is available inside the ground in the form of plastic 500ml bottles of Carling (£3.50).

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 Kennedys Kop And GAC Stands


Kennedy's Kop And GAC Stands

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
From The North:
Leave the M1 at Junction 36 and follow the A61 into Sheffield. Follow the A61 into Sheffield passing Hillsborough Stadium on your right. Continue along the A61, which becomes the ring road around the western side of the city centre. You will eventually reach a roundabout at the junction with the A621. At the roundabout turn right onto the A621 Bramall Lane. The ground is a short way down on the left.

From The South:

Leave M1 at Junction 33 and take the A630 into Sheffield City Centre. On reaching the inner ring road follow signs for A621 Bakewell, the ground is about a 1/4 of a mile the other side of the city centre. It is located on the A621 (Bramall Lane). Street Parking.

Alternatively, if you want to avoid Sheffield City Centre, then you may find it easier to park at Meadowhall Railway Station, near to the well known Shopping Centre (unless of course it is in the run up to Christmas or the January sales, when the shopping centre is very busy), just by Junction 34 of the M1, where you can park for free. You can then take a yellow tram to the City Centre and then walk to the ground. The tram journey time is around 20 minutes and costs less than £2 return. Mark Needham adds; 'it's worth noting that if you are coming up from the South, that you can leave the M1 at Junction 29 (Chesterfield) and follow signs for Sheffield A61. This is particularly useful if the M1 is slow around J30, as it often is!'

Map showing the location of the Bramall Lane Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV:
S2 4SU

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By Train
The ground is walkable from Sheffield mainline train station, (10-15mins). As you come out of the station, walk left along the main road. Where the road splits take the right fork which is Shoreham Street and continue down this road to the ground.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Local Rivals
Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Rotherham United & Leeds United.

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A Closer Look At The Jessica Ennis Stand


A Closer Look At The BET188 (Bramall Lane)
                    Stand

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Admission Prices
The Club operate a three tiered system (A, B & C) of matchday ticket prices, whereby the most popular games cost more to watch. Category A prices are shown below with Category B & C prices shown in brackets. 

Home Fans:
Visit Malta, GAC Stands & Fortina Spa Corner:
Adults £26 (B £24) (C £10), Concessions £19 (B £18) (C £5), Under 16's £14 (B £12) (C £1)
Kennedys Kop Stand: Adults £22 (B £18) (C £10), Concessions £17 (B £14) (C £5),
Under 16's £12 (B £9) (C £1)
Westfield Corner:
Adults £24 (B £18) (C £10), Concessions £18.50 (B £15) (C £5), Under 16's £13 (B £9.50) (C £1)

Away Fans:
Jessica Ennis (Bramall Lane) Stand:
Adults £24 (B £18) (C £10), Concessions £18.50 (B £15) (C £5), Under 16's £13 (B £9.50) (C £1)

Concessions apply to Over 60's, Students with valid NUS Card and Under 18's.

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Copthorne Hotel Sheffield

Copthorne Hotel Sheffield
This stylish and modern hotel is situated adjacent to Sheffield United Football Club stadium, close to Sheffield city centre and to some of the area’s top sights and attractions. The hotel has 158 guest rooms, and offers complimentary on-site parking and internet access throughout, making the hotel an ideal location for travelling supporters. Sample the heavenly cuisine of the multi award-winning 18Fifty5 Restaurant, or have a drink in the informal and relaxing bar.

Furthermore, make your match Day at Bramall Lane that little bit special, with a pre-match meal at The Copthorne Hotel. With the choice of a two course buffet and homemade pie with mushy peas & gravy. Visit the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield website to find the best room rates available, or call 0114 2525480.


Layout Of Bramall Lane

Bramall Lane Sheffield Layout

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Sheffield United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Programme Price
Official Programme £3.

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
68,287 v Leeds United,
FA Cup 5th Round, February 15th, 1936.

Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
32,604 v Wigan Athletic
Premier League, May 13th, 2007.


Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 18,177 (League One)
2011-2012: 18,702 (League One)
2010-2011: 20,632 (Championship League)

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Fans Reviews Of Bramall Lane
Craig Milne (Carlisle United) 1/4/13
Jake Smith (Stevenage) 28/4/12
Myles Munsey (Neutral) 7/4/12
Chris Connolly (Chesterfield) 28/3/12
Neil Hawley (Hartlepool United) 31/12/11
Teresa Jewell (Sheffield Wednesday) 16/10/11
Nicholas Rice (Charlton Athletic) 1/10/11
Chris Fretwell (Leeds United) 19/3/11

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. Hotels are listed giving details of their distance from the Bramall Lane Football Ground.

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Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.



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Map showing the location of the Bramall Lane Football Ground, railway station and listed pubs


 



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If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

* The ground originally opened as a cricket ground in 1855, but the first football match was not played there until December 1862, when Sheffield FC (who are the oldest club in the world, being formed in 1857) played Hallam. This makes Bramall Lane the oldest professional football ground in the world!


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Last Updated: 31 March 2014