Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium ranked fifth best stadium in the Championship.. but who beat it?
Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium is one of the most traditional and attractive stadiums in the country. And it’s clearly made an impression on opposition supporters.
The 39,732-seater ground has been voted as the fifth-best in the Championship by visitors to the popular football website footballgroundmap.com.
The site, the brainchild of Sheffield United fan Rob Clarkson, allows fans to easily keep track of how many grounds they have visited, and also rate them by criteria including location, view, facilities, food and police.
Wednesday’s HQ bagged a high three-star rating from 63,294 visitors from across the country.
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An interesting blend of stadiums new and old sit above Hillsborough, with Derby County’s Pride Park taking the top spot ahead of the Cardiff City Stadium.
Next come Leeds United’s Elland Road and Fulham’s Craven Cottage.
Wednesday don’t score so highly across other criteria, ranking 17th for location, 18th for view, 20th for facilities and 19th for food.
The vote suggests matchdays with South Yorkshire Police are better than ten other grounds – with Luton Town ranking the lowest.
And in terms of atmosphere? Wednesday are down in 15th, with Elland Road taking the top spot ahead of Nottingham Forest’s City Ground and Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium. Wigan Athletic’s DW Stadium was ranked last.