Where To Stay When Watching Football In Sheffield

staying in the city centre

If you are coming to visit Sheffield, one of the great benefits of staying in the city centre is that everything is so close at hand.

Not only are all the various amenities of the central area nearby, be they shops, theatres, pubs or tourist attractions like the Winter Gardens, but the excellent public transport network can get you to other parts of the city easily.

This makes it particularly convenient to stay in the centre if you want to see a football match in the area, whether it is a trip to Bramhall Lane for a Sheffield United game, up to Hillsborough to see a Sheffield Wednesday match, or even beyond the city to see a fixture hosted by another South Yorkshire side.

Bramhall Lane is easy to reach, being just south of the city centre. It is a ten-minute walk from Sheffield railway station, or from the Granville Road tram stop.

Hillsborough is much further out from the centre in the north-west of the city. However, by boarding a northbound tram in the city centre you can get there easily, alighting at Leppings Lane. Alternatively, we also have serviced accommodation in the Hillsborough area, so you can stay nearer the stadium.

A few years ago there was a chance to see another team in Sheffield, as near-neighbours Rotherham United played at the now-demolished Don Valley Stadium after vacating their old Millmoor home, while their New York Stadium venue was under construction.

Rotherham’s new home can be reached by hopping on the local branch line from Sheffield to Rotherham Central, a short walk from the venue.

Of course, football isn’t the only sport being played in Sheffield. Rugby fans can see Sheffield Eagles at the Olympic Legacy Park, which has its own named tram stop.

Perhaps the biggest sporting event with which Sheffield is associated is the Snooker World Championship, with the 2024 edition taking place next month. As the venue is based on Norfolk Street in the city centre, there is no doubt where the best place is to stay.

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