kids encyclopedia robot

Hillsborough Stadium facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Hillsborough South Stand.JPG
Full name Hillsborough Stadium
Former names Owlerton Stadium (until 1914)
Location Owlerton, Sheffield, England
Owner Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Ltd
Capacity 39,814 (all seated)
Field size 116 x 71 yards (pitch)
(approx 106 x 65 m)
Surface Grass
Broke ground Spring 1899
Opened 2 September 1899
Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. It was opened on 2 September 1899. It is now a 39,814 capacity all-seater stadium,. A lot of the seats are covered. It is located in the Sheffield suburb of Owlerton. It takes its name from the parliamentary constituency in which it is.

On 15 April 1989, the ground was the scene of one of the worst sporting tragedies of all time. 94 Liverpool fans were crushed to death in an FA Cup semi-final. This was called the Hillsborough disaster. The final death toll was 96. This meant that extra security measures were added there and in other stadiums around the country.

Images for kids

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Estadio Hillsborough para niños

kids search engine
Hillsborough Stadium Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.