Owls beaming with pride

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Sheffield Wednesday say the the Steel City derby beam back at Hillsborough on Sunday as a huge success.

With the visiting allocation at Bramall Lane of 4,300 tickets snapped up in two days, the Owls staged a live beam back on three big screens.

Almost 11,000 fans packed the South Stand at Hillsborough, giving the Owls the second highest attendance in League 1 this weekend – without the team being present!

Wednesday produced an official matchday programme - the first in the club’s history for an away fixture - which completely sold out ahead of the pulsating 2-2 derby draw.

Stadium Operations Manager John Rutherford said: “The beam back was a fantastic occasion and a pleasure to manage. The feedback from those present has been massively positive.

“Club staff and our partners Televideo and ADI TV worked exceptionally hard to prepare and stage this successful beam back and we would like to thank our supporters for backing this event in their thousands to make for a memorable day at Hillsborough.”