The closest house to Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium is on the market for £105,000 – take a look inside
It is surely a Sheffield Wednesday superfan’s dream – a house with their beloved football club as the next door neighbour.
And such a property has come on the market at 115 Leppings Lane, the closest home to Hillsborough Stadium.
With an asking price of £105,000, the end terrace house sits next to the North Stand turnstiles and comes with an attic bedroom fitted with a Velux window, as well as a garden – features that will be ideal for soaking up the atmosphere on match days when fans are allowed to attend again.
Oliver Priestley, of Hunters estate agents at Hillsborough which is handling the sale, said there had been interest in the property ‘straight away’.
"We’ve started getting viewings on it since it went live,” he said.
Whether the potential buyers are diehard Owls supporters isn’t yet known.
"It isn’t information that we get,” said Oliver. “We might find out on viewings after asking them, but on our normal registering questions it’s not something that we talk about.”
The property – listed on Zoopla here – was rented out previously, Oliver explained.
"The house has been owned by the family for quite a long time and it's been rented since. Now they're selling it. To be honest, it’s probably going to appeal more to investors who are probably going to buy it and rent it out. That’s what it’s going to be more suitable for, purely because of the condition of the property.”
He said he would only be able to confirm whether the Hillsborough pitch is visible from the home’s upstairs windows once viewings had taken place.
Last month the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, said supporters could be allowed back into football stadiums next season, which starts in September.
According to reports, closing toilets at half-time, filling one in every three seats and a ban on away support are among the ideas being considered to help meet social distancing directives.
"Clearly we will look at positioning of fans, where they are relative to each other but there's all the issue about how you get in and out of stadiums in a safe way, and how you have access to conveniences and everything else,” Mr Dowden said in June.