Bramall 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.
How to get to Bramall Lane
The 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.
The 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
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
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?
Limited 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
The 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
The 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.
Many 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.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Bramall Lane?
Many 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.