- Address: Sheffield
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 39,000
- Opened: 2 September 1899
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Sheffield Wednesday (football)
Extra stadium info – Hillsborough Stadium
The stadium was one of the 1966 FIFA World Cup venues. It hosted three group stage matches and a quarter-final during the tournament. 36,000 people attended the first FIFA World Cup game at the Hillsborough Stadium. In 1996, the venue hosted three UEFA European Football Championship matches. The national football team of Denmark played all their games of the tournament at the Hillsborough Stadium. Their first match ended in a 1-1 draw against the Portuguese Republic, commonly known as Portugal. The game took place in front of 34,000 spectators. Denmark lost against Croatia in the second UEFA European Football Championship game at the Hillsborough Stadium. They defeated Turkey in their third match of the tournament.
The Hillsborough Stadium has been the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club since 1899. In 1903, Sheffield Wednesday were crowned English football champions for the first time in their history. They drew an average attendance of 14,000 in 17 home games in that domestic league season. In 1934, 72,000 fans showed up for an FA Cup match between Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City at the Hillsborough Stadium. It became a record attendance for the venue.
The Hillsborough disaster
In 1989, an FA Cup match between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest took place at the venue. Both clubs are among the first football clubs with a European championship title. The Hillsborough Stadium was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster during the match. Numerous Liverpool FC fans were crushed to death during the FA Cup match. The Hillsborough disaster became the deadliest stadium disaster in the United Kingdom. The disaster led to new safety rules for stadiums.