Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield. Home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club who play all home games here.
Looking at the photograph above you are directly facing the North Stand which is accessible from either Leppings Lane or Penistone Road.
The shot is from a drone in Hillsborough Park directly opposite the football stadium. In this photo we are looking over the top of the South Stand towards the cantilevered North Stand.
The North Stand was a state of the art stand when first erected.
To the right is the fantastic Spion Kop on Penistone Road situated behind the goal.
Opposite this on the left hand side as we look at the photo is the West Stand on Leppings Lane.
Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield
From this shot from above we can see the fantastic green pitch of Hillsborough and the beautiful cantilever roof of the North Stand.
Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough Stadium is one of the most famous football stadiums in the world.
But it’s not all been great. Hillsborough is sadly also notorious for the tragic Hillsborough disaster, one of the darkest days in football.
Hillsborough Stadium from above
Any football fans visiting Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield for the first time will probably come away in awe of such a fantastic and majestic football stadium.
In the days of modern football this ground stands proud with it’s traditional clumsy layout that gives it such character and such grace. Whilst the stands may be mismatched that’s also the beauty of a real traditional football stadium.
So you can keep your soul-less Ikea style ‘bowls’. Keep them and give me Hillsborough any day of the week.
Hillsborough really is a beautiful stadium. It’s a ground that seems like you need to take a deep breath as you enter.
From the concourse you walk into the stands to see the magical green pitch and then the blue and white of the SWFC players ready to secure another win.
In conclusion it’s true to say that chairmen, managers and players come and go from Sheffield Wednesday.
Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield remains steadfast. Majestic. Beautiful.
It’s no wonder so many football fans love this fantastic football stadium.
Photos courtesy of Owlstalk Sheffield Wednesday Forums