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| 30 Mar ||Sheffield Weds || - ||Preston|| || Hillsborough Stadium|
| 02 Apr ||Sunderland || - ||Sheffield Weds|| || Stadium of Light|
| 07 Apr ||Sheffield Weds || - ||Fulham|| || Hillsborough Stadium|
| 10 Apr ||QPR || - ||Sheffield Weds|| || Loftus Road|
| 14 Apr ||Hull || - ||Sheffield Weds|| || KC Stadium|
| 17 Mar ||Leeds ||1 - 2 ||Sheffield Weds|| || Elland Road|
| 10 Mar ||Sheffield Weds ||1 - 1 ||Bolton|| || Hillsborough Stadium|
| 06 Mar ||Sheffield Weds ||1 - 2 ||Ipswich|| || Hillsborough Stadium|
| 03 Mar ||Bristol City ||4 - 0 ||Sheffield Weds|| || Ashton Gate|
| 24 Feb ||Sheffield Weds ||2 - 4 ||Aston Villa|| || Hillsborough Stadium|
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a football club in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England who play in the Championship, the second tier of the English leagues. Sheffield Wednesday are one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the third oldest in the English league. The Wednesday, as they were known until 1929, were founding members of The Football Alliance in 1889 and its first champions. They joined The Football League three years later and were also one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992.Team Members
Since joining the Football League in 1892, the club has spent most of its history in the top flight of English football but have not played at this level since being relegated in 2000. They have won four League titles, three FA Cups and one League Cup in 1991, their only major trophy since 1935. They reached the FA Cup and League Cup Finals in 1993 but lost both to Arsenal. They also lost the 1966 FA Cup final to Everton.
Since 1899, Sheffield Wednesday have played home matches at Hillsborough Stadium in the north-western suburb of Owlerton, hence their nickname The Owls. Hillsborough is currently an all-seater ground with a capacity of 39,732.
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Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England has been the home ground of Sheffield Wednesday F.C. since opening in 1899. It is a 39,732 capacity all-seater stadium, making it the largest club ground in England outside of the Premier League. It is located in the Sheffield suburb of Owlerton and takes its name from the parliamentary constituency in which it lies.
Although the ground has received little investment since Euro 1996, it is still regarded as "a beautiful ground oozing character." It has two large two-tiered stands and two large single-tiered stands, all of them covered. All four stands are of a similar capacity with the South Stand being the largest and the West stand (used for away fans) the smallest. Only one corner of the ground is filled, between the West and North Stands. This area, known as the North West corner, is uncovered and is only used for visiting supporters when the West Stand's upper and lower tiers are full. On the other corner of the West Stand is an electronic scoreboard.
On 15 April 1989, the ground was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death at an FA Cup semi-final. This led to a series of safety improvements at the ground and other stadia around the country, including the requirement for top clubs to have all-seater stadia and the withdrawal of perimeter fencing.
Plans by the club to renovate the stadium and expand capacity to 44,825 have been approved by Sheffield City Council with the aim of hosting World Cup matches. The stadium previously played host to World Cup and European Championship football in 1966 and 1996 respectively. Fanart