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Away day guide: Sheffield Wednesday

18 June 2018

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).

Capacity: 38,385.

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.


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