Bramall Lane – Sheffield United FC – Eagles Rugby Team
Sheffield United is a football club based at the Bramall Lane stadium in South Yorkshire. It’s the oldest major stadium in the world still hosting professional football matches. The stadium opened on the 30th of April 1855 as a cricket ground.
Sheffield United’s Academy is responsible for youth development at the club. The youth academy has produced great players such as Tottenham Hotspur defender and England international Kyle Walker, United first team player Harry Maguire and Aston Villa’s Matthew Lowton.
The first football game held at the stadium was on 29 December 1862, between Sheffield F.C. and Hallam F.C.. The record attendance for the ground is 68,287 for a match between Sheffield United and Leeds United on 15 February 1936. Nowadays the ground has been extensively renovated and has an all-seated capacity of 32,702 since 1994.
The stadium is made up of four main stands : the Jessica Ennis Stand (formerly Bramall Lane stand) is the oldest existing stand at the ground, the South Stand which is also known as the Main Stand, the Kop Stand, and the John Street stand, used as a family enclosure for home fans.
Clubs — Sheffield United Football Club, Sheffield Eagles Rugby Football Club
Club Colours — Red and White. Sheffield United have played in red and white stripes for most of their history.
Nicknames Sheff Utd — The Blades, Red & White Wizards, Red and White Army
Founded — SUFC March 22, 1889 / Eagles RLFC 1984
Stadium — Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield
Capacity — 32,702 seats
Opened — 1855
Location — Located on the outskirts, south of the city centre.
Address — Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU, England UK
Websites — SUFC / Sheffield Eagles
Location of Bramall Lane Stadium — the football ground is situated south of the central Sheffield in England S2 4SU UK.
GPS Postcode — S2 4SU
Nearest train station — the main railway station of the city is Sheffield Station. It’s the busiest station in South Yorkshire and located 1 mile from the ground.
The railway station of Sheffield is well connected with London St Pancras, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds City, and many other railroad stations.
By Tram : The football and rugby ground is around a 10 minute walk from Granville Road (Sheffield College) Tram Stop. This stop is served by the Blue and Purple routes from the city centre bound for Halfway and Herdings Park respectively.
By Bus : from the Sheffield Interchange, services 47 and 48 will take you to Shoreham Street. Service 53 (Low Edges) will take you to Queens Road. From Arundel Gate service numbers 33, 43, 44/44a (Chesterfield) or 252 will take you to Bramall Lane. From High Street, services 20/20a, 25/25a, 75, 76, 97 & 98 will take you to London Road/John Street.