ALBION will find out their 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship schedule this Thursday, and we’re building up to the EFL fixture release day by taking a look at all the Championship stadiums the Baggies will be visiting in the new season. Next up alphabetically, Sheffield Wednesday…
Address: Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 1SW.
Their home since: 1899 (known as Hillsborough since 1912, previously named Owlerton).
Previous stadiums: Highfield (1867-1869); Myrtle Road (1869-1877); Sheaf House (1877-1887); Olive Grove (1887-1899).
Record attendance at current stadium: 72,841 (versus Manchester City - 17 February 1934).
Pitch dimensions: 105m x 68m (115yd x 74yd).
Distance from The Hawthorns: 91.5 miles.
Parking: There is limited street parking available on a match day due to the residential nature of the stadium. Sheffield Wednesday offer disabled fans the opportunity to buy a match day parking permit within Hillsborough Park, which is located directly opposite the ground and priced a £5.
Nearest train station(s): Sheffield (3.1 miles from the stadium).
Albion’s first visit to Hillsborough: 16 March 1901 - Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Albion.
Albion’s last visit to Hillsborough: 28 November 2009 - Sheffield Wednesday 0-4 Albion.
Albion’s record at Hillsborough: P49, W14, D8, L27.
Did you know… Hillsborough has hosted 34 FA Cup semi-finals, the second most of any stadium in England.