The Grecians head to Hillsborough on Saturday for the first time since 2011 to face Sheffield Wednesday in a 3pm kick-off.
Making the trip? Check out all you need to know:
We have been allocated an initial 1068 tickets for the fixture, with a total of 2000 available for City supporters. As of Tuesday, April 18 we have sold 839 tickets!
Tickets are priced as follows:
- Adults: £26.00
- 65+/U21: £16.00
- Under-17s: £15.00
- Under-11s: £10.00
- Under-5s: £5.00
Ambulant disabled supporters (on the Higher Level of Disability Living Allowance) should purchase their ticket from the above allocation at the relevant rate and can be given a Companion ticket free of charge. Should ambulant disabled supporters have difficulty with steps please tell a steward on match day and they will give you access via Gate 6 and will have fewer steps to contemplate.
There are six match day accessible car parking spaces – Blue Badge Holders only available which are priced at £5.00 each, please contact the Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Office on 03700 20 1867 to book and pay for a space. These are available on a first come first served basis.
How to Buy
Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.
- Name: Hillsborough
- Opened: 1899
- Capacity: 34,835
- Address: 76 Penistone Rd N, Sheffield
The postcode for the stadium is: S6 1SW
Hillsborough is situated three miles north of the city centre, but visitors are advised to avoid this route and approach the ground from the north instead. Parking is possible in the area just north of Hillsborough.
Sheffield Railway Station is situated in the town centre, three miles from the ground.
From Exeter to Sheffield takes just shy of four hours and is either direct or involves one change, to plan your trip, click here.
Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Hillsborough.
- The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7:15am for a fare of £38.
Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.
Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.
For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org (after 6pm).
There is limited parking available on matchday due to the residential nature of Hillsborough, with parking at the stadium permitted for permit holders only. Designated council car parking is available in the locality for a regular charge.
To be mindful of local residents it is suggested supporters avoid parking on surrounding streets if possible. There are also parking restrictions around the stadium and it may be more convenient to use the number of council-run or independent car parks, which do charge a fee.
Disabled supporters have the opportunity to purchase a matchday parking permit within Hillsborough Park, situated directly opposite the stadium. Permits are priced at £5 and can be purchased from the Ticket Office, but supporters should be advised of their limited availability.
Either get a taxi up to the ground (which cost around £10), or bus from the bus station which is a one minute walk away (as you leave the railway station entrance turn right. Cross over at the pedestrian crossing, and follow the signs). Head for the far side of the terminus. Bus No.53 to Ecclesfield runs regularly to the ground (every ten minutes), the journey time is about 30 minutes.
At the Ground
Visiting supporters will enjoy the game from the West Stand, situated behind the goal on the Leppings Lane side of the ground. Gates open at 1:30pm for entry into the stadium.
Food and Drink
A range of food and drink is available in the ground within the concourses on all stands.
Lindley Catering are Sheffield Wednesday's official Catering Partners and there are numerous options dining and drinking for supporters to enjoy during the build up to the game.
Pubs for Away Fans
According to the Football Ground Guide a pub that admits away supporters is the Railway Hotel on Penniston Road, which is the main A61 that runs by the stadium. Walk up the A61 in the opposite direction to Sheffield City Centre (Meadowhall & M1), passing a Burger King and Garage on your left, and you will reach the pub on the right, just before a railway bridge.
The total distance from Exeter to Hillsborough is 254 miles and will take around 4 hours and 25 minutes each way.