- Address: Bramall Lane, Sheffield
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 32,000
- Opened: 30 April 1855
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Sheffield United (football)
Extra stadium info – Bramall Lane Stadium
The venue was renovated several times. The world’s first ever floodlit football match took place at the Bramall Lane Stadium on 14 October 1878. Sheffield FC, recognised by FIFA as the oldest club still playing football in the world, used the Bramall Lane Stadium for home games in 1862 and 1875. The club was founded in 1857. The stadium’s record attendance for a sports match was set in 1936, when 68,000 people attended a football match between Sheffield United FC and Leeds United FC. Sheffield United, nicknamed The Blades, have been using the Bramall Lane Stadium since the club was founded in 1889. Sheffield United and their arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday became the first sports clubs from Sheffield with 100,000 followers on their main social media page.
The English top-flight football league
In 1898, SUFC were crowned English football champions for the first time in their history. Their arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday Football Club finished fifth place in that top-flight football league season. That league season, Sheffield United drew an average home attendance of 11,000. Everton FC drew an average home attendance of 17,000 during that league season. It was the highest average home attendance in the English top-flight football league in that league season.
The FA Cup final in 1899
In 1899, The Blades won their first FA Cup title after beating Derby County FC. 73,000 people showed up for the FA Cup final in London. It was a record attendance for a football match. John Boag scored the only goal for Derby County in the final. He scored the only goal in the first half. Walter Bennett, William Beer, John Almond and Alfred Priest scored for Sheffield United in the second half.