Sheffield United – Bramall Lane

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Bramall LaneBramall Lane has been an all-seater stadium since 1994, with a current capacity of 32,702.

Two large, single-tier stands occupy the North and South sides of the ground. The “Evolution Corner,” a family area, occupies the North-East corner of the ground. At the Eastern end is the Kop Stand, with the two-tier Bramall Lane Stand directly opposite.

The Bramall Lane stand was extended in 2006, with the roof being replaced, both to provide better cover for fans and eliminate supporting pillars that had obscured peoples vision for many a year!

Away fans are housed in the lower tier of the Bramall Lane Stand.

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How to get to Bramall Lane

By Road
bramall lane stadium directionsThe stadium is located in Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4SU.

Drivers travelling from the North should exit the M1 at junction 36, following the A61 towards Sheffield, passing the Hillsborough ground on the right. Follow the A61 as far as its junction with the A621. Turn right at the roundabout onto Bramall Lane, where the stadium is on the left.

Many fans who have driven from the South advise leaving the M1 at junction 33 and taking the A630 into the city centre, following signage for A621 Bakewell. The ground is ¼ mile to the other side of the city centre on the A621 (Bramall Lane). Several away fans have recommended leaving the M1 at junction 29, to avoid the frequent congestion around junction 30.


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By Rail
sheffield train stationThe stadium is within easy walking distance (10-15 minutes) of Sheffield mainline train station. On exiting the station, turn left along the main road, taking the right fork into Shoreham Street which leads to the ground. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air
Manchester International is the nearest convenient airport, some 30 miles away. It has excellent public transport links to Sheffield. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Sheffield that can take you to and from Bramall Lane. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

bramall lane parkingLimited on-street parking is available near the ground. However, numerous visiting fans have recommended parking at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, near junction 34 of the M1. A regular tram service operates to Sheffield city centre, with a journey time of 20-30 minutes.

Away Friendly Pubs near Bramall Lane

pubs near bramall lane stadiumThe pubs near Bramall Lane are extremely partisan and best left to home fans. Several visitors have recommended pubs in the city centre. The Howard, near Sheffield railway station welcomes visiting fans. In the same area, The Globe, about a 5-minute walk from the station and 15 minutes from the ground, is a friendly pub serving good beer. It welcomes both home and away supporters.

The “traditional” favourite for away fans is The Royal Standard, on St. Mary’s Road. This real ale pub also serves excellent food and offers large-screen Sky TV. Otherwise, alcohol is available inside the ground.

Hotels near Bramall Lane

best western cutlers hotelThe 3-star Best Western Cutlers Hotel, George Street, Sheffield S1 2PF is sited in Sheffield’s city centre. All rooms have contemporary decor and modern furnishings, with amenities including satellite TV, complimentary wireless Internet, CD players, DVD players and a DVD library.

sheffield hiltonMany hotels in central Sheffield have a 4-star rating, such as the Sheffield Hilton, North Quay, Sheffield S4 7YA. This modern hotel is sited on the historic Victoria Quays, close to the city centre. In-room amenities include radios, tea and coffee making facilities, televisions and Internet connections. Guests have complimentary access to the health club, where facilities include a 20-metre indoor pool, sauna, spa tub and steam room.


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What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Bramall Lane?

away fans sheffield unitedMany visiting fans have described Bramall Lane as a much underrated ground. Though its exterior is unimpressive, visitors have been impressed with the interior of the stadium, despite the fact that it is one of the older grounds.

Most visitors have noted that the home fans are particularly zealous and give their team a great deal of vocal support. While this leads to a good atmosphere within the ground, several visiting fans have reported being intimidated. Catering facilities have generally been described as adequate, with a good range of quality products offered at reasonable prices.

Your comments about Sheffield United – Bramall Lane


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  1. Derek O'Brien

    Although the team that plays there may be a bit rabid tactically (and mentally as well) they have a stadium which is an unsung gem. It has a atmosphere which outshines most other grounds of its size while refurbished and modern look to it. Having been to Hillsborough , Oakwell and Keepmoat this is one of yorkshires better grounds (of course, not as impressive as Elland road or KC). Getting there, thanks to its links from both the south and north was not a problem – and parking in the city centre was surprisingly cheap (try the “europark” near the skyscraper). The police made sure there was no trouble before the match and entering was simple and easy. Thanks to the big screen to the left there was no obstruction to match information.

    The downsides are the lack of chanting in the stand to the right (the Kop and corner supplies most of their noise). Being in the higher tier would have been desirable and leaving before kick-off is a bad Idea due to Sheffield United fan’s intent on leaving 10 minutes early. There is a wave of traffic which can be avoided 5 minutes either side that you do not want to get caught up in.

    Overall this was a good day out and I would reccomend this ground to any championship fan looking for a match with a good atmosphere and a lot of banter between fans.


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  3. ssj1989

    there is a B&Q store literally 4 min walk from the stadium.. this has a large car park area in which come fans use from time to time… this is a good car parking spot for both away and home fans


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    • blade1889

      Dont park in the B&Q car park youll get clamped unless youre using to store,theres plenty of street parking on the road and adjacent roads directly behind the store.A good cheap place to drink is the Queens Road Social Club.A friendly “Phoenix Nights” style club mainly full of home supporters but away fans wanting a quiet drink are made welcome.It is situated with the B&Q behind you,roughly 200 yds to the right on the other side of the road across from the casino,there are also a few car parks in this area that charge £4-£5.The ground is less than a 10 min walk from here


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  5. Dazza

    Been to Bramall Lane a few times now and gotta say its one of the better away days on the calendar for me. I always stay over (and park) the night before in the adjoining copthorne hotel and have found it bloody good vfm.

    Grounds a goodun and atmospheres generally pretty decent. I tend to do my drinking and eating on the friday night as its a drive home after the game and its only a 5 min walk to a strip of restaurants the best of which is a thai (cant remember name but usually busy) local fans are always pleasant in my experience and its normally only the 90 mins on the bloody pitch that taints the weekend!!! Am yet to see a good game so far.


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  7. STEVE

    Bramall Lane is a decent ground, on my recent visit for an FA Cup match, due to the large following by
    Birmingham City I was seated in the upper tier of the Bramall Lane stand normally allocated for home
    supporters, the view was good and the leg room was ok but the Kiosks were very poor far to slow.
    The train station is about a 15 minute walk away and I can recommend The Sheffield Tap right outside
    the station entrance, the other two pubs near by The Howard and The Globe were both packed with
    Blues supporters, but despite the big following the police seemed very lay back. Overall a trip to Bramall
    Lane is one of the better away days.


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  9. Daniel Buck

    Looking forward to the game in two weeks or so, is there anywhere to eat near the ground?


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  11. Daniel Buck

    I was really looking forward to the game and it turned out to be a letdown. We lost 4-1 but that wasent even the bad part, From where we were sat you couldnt see anything when the ball went down the other end of the pitch, im thirteen and there was absolutly no legroom at all! I’d hate to be someone who quite big because I could hardly move. The facilities are good but the prices were ridiculous, From the outside of the ground it is very impressive


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  13. Dom

    Cheap to get in, near the train station, friendly pubs and a fantastic atmosphere. We might’ve lost 3-0 but it was a cracking day out.


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  15. Nicky

    Will be visiting BL for the 2nd time, a week on Saturday, I remember last year it was a live televised event on Sky and it was brilliant, even though we lost 2-1 many of the Blades fan’s said we were unlucky not to get a draw.

    I prefer BL to Hillsborough and its more easy7 to get to, the fans more respectable than Owls fan’s and BL actually sells Beer to the away support has Hillsborough doesn’t!!


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  17. mark moorhouse

    nice ground good fans both sheffield clubs have,
    its well worth a visit to sheffield the beer is also great,
    But for me hillsborough is the better ground and the swfc fans make noise BUT both
    well worth going to,from a happy hammer west ham fan,


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  19. bob fields

    Not a bad ground,near to city center and near to train station,showing its age abit to as its the oldest ground in the uk,
    Not a big as Hillsborough and Sheffield United don,t get as many fans as Sheffield Wednesday do across the city makeing Hillsborough a better Atmosphere for me,The police can be very unwilling to help,But the Yorkshire people are good and i would say all in all well worth a visit from a chelsea fan,


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  21. Chris

    My First Trip to Bramall Lane to see the Blades against Leyton Orient i went to the Crickers Arms i was sat Westfield Upper Stand right next to the away Fans i got a megabus to Sheffield from Sunderland but a nice staduim Carlsberg only at the ground but really cant complain with Sheffield at all the Blades were unlucky in the game went 1-0 down to turn around late on only to draw 2-2.

    The Atmosphere was brillant from the home fans great surrport and i would visit Sheffield and glad to of vistied the oldest ground in the uk.

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