Sheffield FC - BT Local Business Stadium

BT Local Business Stadium Guide

Stadium Info

With a capacity of 2089, The BT Local Business Stadium is the first permanent home of Sheffield FC. The club moved to the ground in 2001 and opened the stadium with an exhibition match against Manchester United. The Stadium is located on land to the rear of the Coach and Horses pub. The stadium has seating for 250 and a terrace stand including disabled facilities and 2 refreshment outlets.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters are situated in amongst the home fans around the edge of the pitch. Banter is generally very good and fans do tend to segregate but there's very rarely anything other than a friendly atmosphere.

Stadium Layout

BT Local Business Stadium seating plan:

BT Local Business Stadium Seating Plan

Where To Drink

The nearest and only viable pub in the local area is The Coach and Horses. There are a few pubs further afield but you'll have a decent walk to get to the stadium afterwards. The Coach and Horses offers a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks so you should find something to your taste.

Parking

It's street parking all the way around the ground. There's plenty within a 5-10 minute walk of the stadium but i advise getting there early enough to pick the best spot for getting away after the final whistle.


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Directions

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By Train

The nearest / closest train station to Sheffield's BT Local Business Stadium is Dronfield. As you exit the station, turn left along Chesterfield Road. This soon becomes Sheffield Road and the ground is approximately 10-15 minutes walk along here on the left hand side.

The Games To See

Rivals - Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday

Fans Reviews

  • Travel: I walked to the ground - living fairly close by, as I have done before. The ground has a car park that can get full quickly on match days but there are other options close by. The railway station is a 15 minute walk away, and there are regular buses from Sheffield and Chesterfield stopping very close by, and so the ground is easily accessible.

    Refreshments: Didn't use it on this occasion, but the Coach and Horses pub is right next to the ground, and serves decent beers (including a good choice of real ale) and some decent food. Once in the ground there is a small tea bar that does the usual pies, sweets, tea/ coffee/ soft drinks.

    Impressions: I've been going to the ground since it opened in I think 2001, and have seen a couple of games a year there when the Blades are away. A small ground with covered seating behind one goal, and a small covered terrace along one touch line (backing onto the pub). Standing is available all round the ground, with the fence line very close to the touch line so you are very close to the game action. A fine summer evening - typical pre - season friendly between 'Club' and a young Blades side that ended in a 2-2 result - fair all round.

    Facilities: Tea bar as mentioned above, entry through a turnstile, with a small club shop to the left as you enter the ground. Club offices are in portacabins that face onto the pitch, with the tea bar and toilets very handy once you get in the ground.

    Exit: Not applicable really for me - but it really doesn't take long to clear the car parks onto the main road that runs between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

    Enjoy: I enjoyed the night - and always try to see at least one pre-season game at the ground. Sheffield Club really are where it all began in 1857. I enjoy my visits to the ground and would definitely recommend the trip to anyone wanting to see the team. The ground is easily reached from the M1 and rail network. Hourly trains from Nottingham to Leeds and back make it simple to get to an a weekend - good beer and a bit of football history - what more could a fan want??

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Ground Name: BT Local Business Stadium
Capacity: 2,089 (Seating 250)
Address: Sheffield Road, Dronfield, S18 2GD
Main Tel No.: 01246 292622
Team Nickname: The Club
Year Ground Opened: 2001
Site: www.sheffieldfc.com

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