Sheffield United v Leeds United
Saturday 19th March 2011, 1pm
1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
Never been to Bramall Lane before and
being a Leeds fan, Sheffield United is a big
Quite an easy route from Mansfield to
Sheffield, went through Chesterfield and got
onto the A61 then the ground appears on the
right. Not much parking around the ground but we
found some street parking on Hill Street right
behind the away end. It costs £2 for 10 hours so
it easily covers the game. There wasn’t many
spaces and the other streets in the area are
permit parking only so arrive in plenty of time.
First impressions of the ground was that
it looked modern from a distance but then as you
get closer, you can see it is ageing. The
turnstiles are electrical so you just put the
barcode of your ticket it in, like at Elland
Road then you proceed into the ground. We walked
through the concourse which looks like it needs
doing up a bit then walked up to our seats. We
were sat in the Upper tier so we got a good view
but the seating is very steep like at Preston.
Getting away from the ground was not
too bad. There was a huge police presence though
and it caused a lot of traffic around the
ground. Was back home for 4 o’clock which is
unusual for a Saturday.
Was a good day overall despite the result and other results went our way as well. Would definitely go again!
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