Aston Villa will make a trip up the M1 to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane as they hope to return to winning ways.
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Address: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU
Bramall Lane has been the home of Sheffield United since 1889. It was originally built in 1855 and is the oldest major stadium in the world still to be hosting professional football.
The stadium was built on a Sheffield road named after the Bramall family. The family-owned ‘The Old White House’ on the corner of Bramall Lane and Cherry Street. In the past, the ground was also used by Sheffield FC and Sheffield Wednesday.
You can visit Sheffield United’s official stadium guide here.
Aston Villa fans will be housed in the H.E. Barnes Bramall Lane stand. Villa have sold their full allocation of 3,000 tickets for this fixture. The stands are located very close to the pitch making views pretty good and a good amount of noise can usually be made at Bramall Lane by both sets of supporters.
If you plan on taking a flag, please make sure you have a fire certificate also otherwise entry will be denied.
As with most stadiums these days, there are TV’s scattered around the concourse showing the days game as well as latest betting odds. The usual food available includes Pukka Pies (£3.50), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Hot Dogs (£3.50) and Sausage Rolls (£2.90).
Alcohol is available inside the ground depending on fan behaviour.
Pubs in and around the stadium tend to be for home fans only.
If you walk away from the groud then you will find the ‘Sheaf Island’ (Wetherspoons) at the bottom of Eccleshall Road. It usually has a mixture of home and away fans and is what you would expect from your typical ‘Spoons’.
Behind the Waitrose supermarket is another option in the Beer Engine pub on Cemetery Road. The pub has a variety of ales and offers food too.
Closer to the railway station is the Globe. It is roughly a 15-minute-walk from the stadium. Both home and away fans are welcome although it is usually a majority of the away supporting side. Fans are warned not to sing and could be ejected should they do so. Bouncers are usually on the door 2-3 hours prior to kick-off.
Leave the M1 at junction 33. Follow the signs towards Sheffield on the A57. Continue along the Sheffield Parkway until you reach the Park Square roundabout
Exit the M1 at junction 33 following signs to Sheffield (A57) and continue along the Sheffield parkway until you reach the Park Square roundabout.
Trains to Carrow Road are an issue today with alternative coaches being put on.
Keep an eye on our Twitter page where we will try to post any updates on the trip to Sheffield United as we get them.
Alternatively, give AVFC_WMP a follow on Twitter. This is the official Aston Villa Police, Twitter page. PC Stu Bladen will also be at the game and update you on the latest going’s on in and around the ground.