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Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday is one of two great, old-school, and well-supported clubs in the very cool city of Sheffield. Right now, though, they are a cautionary tale.

LOCATION: In South Yorkshire, just over two hours north of London and around one hour east of Manchester by train

CONTACT: swfc.co.uk, 03700 20 1867, #SWFC



Let’s start with the name, shall we? Sometime in the early 19th century, a cricket club was formed by a bunch of guys who didn’t work on Wednesday, hence the Wednesday Cricket Club. In 1855 they and some other clubs started playing at Bramall Lane, now the home of Sheffield United. On September 4, 1867, they formed a football team to stay fit…


With United and Wednesday both back in the Championship, the Steel City derby is on again! For us neutrals, it’s fantastic news; I saw numbers 128 and 129 in the 2017–18 season and it’s one of those personal rivalries where people who are friends and coworkers on Friday and Sunday shout “pig” and “scum” at one another on Saturday. Local police…

Women's Team

Sheffield Wednesday Ladies are in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Women’s Football League Division One. Home games are at Sheffield Hallam University. See swlfc.co.uk for


At the beginning of each game and after goals, the PA system plays a song you will recognize even if you don’t know its name: “Hi Ho Silver Lining” by Jeff Beck. When it gets to the titular line, the crowd belts out, “Hi ho Sheffield Wednesday!” Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa do this as well, and it’s fair to assume they all argue about…


Hillsborough is absolutely one of our favorites. It’s big, old, classy, and feels much cozier than its 39,812 capacity. It’s been Wednesday’s home since 1899, and it hosted World Cup matches in 1966 and European Championship games in 1996, but hasn’t had much work done since then. The North Stand opened in 1961 (with a friendly match against…

Going to a Game at Sheffield Wednesday

GETTING THERE: It’s about three miles from the station, so you may want to take a cab (around £10) or a bus. Look for bus 53 bound for Ecclesfield from near the train station. But the best way is on the Sheffield Supertram. From the main rail station, get on a Blue Line train (Malin Bridge) to the city center, and then switch to a Yellow Line…

Sheffield Wednesday Tickets

In the Championship, tickets went from £42 to £49. They should be cheaper and easier to get this season.

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