Bramall Lane Stadium Capacity, Tickets, Seating Plan, Records, Location, Parking

Bramall Lane is a football stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, which is the home of Sheffield United.

The stadium was originally a cricket ground, built on a street named after the Bramall family of file and graver makers. The Bramalls owned The Old White House, on the corner of Bramall Lane and Cherry Street, and Sheaf House, now a pub, which still stands at the top of Bramall Lane.

In the 19th century, it was the biggest stadium in Sheffield and held the city’s biggest games. It was the site of the final of the world’s first soccer tournament, the first match with lights, and several games between the Sheffield and London football associations that led to the unification of their rules.

It was also used by Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield FC. It has been the home of Sheffield United since the club’s inception in 1889. It is the world’s oldest major stadium still hosting professional association football matches.

Built In:30 April 1855
Capacity:32,050
Home Teams:Sheffield United
Ground Size:101 by 68 meters

Bramall Lane Stadium History

In 1855, Michael Ellison rented Bramall Lane from the Duke of Norfolk for £70 a year so that it could be used as a cricket ground. The site was then removed from the industrial area of the city and was relatively smoke-free. It was built so that local cricket clubs could play there. At first, there were six clubs that played there, and one of them was Wednesday Cricket Club, which became Sheffield Wednesday.

Bramall Lane opened on April 30, 1855, as a cricket ground with a match between “The Eleven” and “The Twenty Two”, The Eleven, despite being the senior team, lost by one inning and 28 runs.

A team representing Yorkshire played the first county match at the ground on 27 August 1855, against Sussex, but lost by one innings and 117 runs.

Although the first county game had been played eight years earlier, Yorkshire’s official county cricket club was not formed until 1863. The idea came from Ellison, who was using his own finances to support the club, in order to improve Bramall Lane’s financial position as the county seat. It was the club’s home until 1893, when they moved to Headingley in Leeds.

In 1897, Jack Brown and John Tunnicliffe recorded a first-wicket score of 378 against Sussex, a record which stands to this day. Brown’s score of 311 and Yorkshire’s innings of 681–5 declared were also records when the cricket ground closed. Other notable scores include 582–7 against Surrey in 1935 and 579 against the touring South African team in 1951.

Six other scores were achieved that exceeded 500. In contrast, there were a large number of scores below 100, mainly in the 19th century, although Derbyshire’s paltry total of 20 in 1939 remains the lowest score ever. Nottinghamshire was dismissed for 24 in 1888, but Kent dismissed Yorkshire for 30 during one match in 1865. Many of the low totals were achieved on rain-affected bare grounds.

Stadium Capacity

Bramall Lane Stadium has a seating capacity of 32,050.

Bramall Lane Stadium Seating Plan

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Bramall Lane Stadium Seating Plan
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Parking

Bramall Lane does not have its own car park and there is a small amount of street parking in the Bramall Lane area.

Map/Location

Azan Haider is Editor and author at Football Arroyo.

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