Sheff Utd vs Spurs - travel advice
27 January 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 28) represents our first trip to Bramall Lane since February, 2007 - here is some advice for fans travelling to Sheffield United for our Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg.
Bramall Lane is one of the oldest professional sports venues in the country and home of Sheffield United FC since 1889. It has been extensively modernised over the past 20 years and has a capacity of 33,700 seats.
Spurs fans will be located in the Jessica Ennis and Westfield Health stands both Upper and Lower sections, both have unrestricted views and excellent catering and welfare facilities.
Fans can expect to be searched prior to entry, along with a ticket check. Supporters wishing to bring flags to the match are advised that they must bring with them the relevant fire retardant certificates and will be allowed in to the stadium at the discretion of Sheffield United stewards and staff.
Tottenham Hotspur officials will be on hand to ‘meet and greet’ and to assist with any problems and will be in the stands during the game to assist the Sheffield United stewards.
Arrive early if possible
We would advise supporters to arrive early to ensure a comfortable entry before kick-off at 7.45pm. Turnstiles will be open from 6pm to allow fans early entry.
Bramall Lane is a 15-minute walk from Sheffield railway station – directions can be found HERE
Fans are advised that all pubs en route to the stadium from the railway station and around the stadium are designated as 'home fans only' - our fans are advised to use restaurants and bars in the city centre.
Official train service
Here's a reminder of the details of our chartered train service exclusively for One Hotspur Members and Season Ticket Holders.
This service is sold out.
The train will run from London St Pancras to Sheffield, calling at Luton and returning post-match, also calling at Luton. The estimated journey time is two-and-a-half hours.
Depart London St Pancras 1445
Depart Luton 1509
Arrive Sheffield Midland 1653
Depart Sheffield 2315
Arrive Luton 0132
St Pancras 0206
The return train has been timed to allow for the possibility of extra time and penalties as the tie must be settled on the night.
Please be advised that in accordance with the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, these are designated 'dry' trains and alcohol cannot be bought, carried or consumed on board. Anyone attempting to carry or consume alcohol on board will not be permitted to travel. Stewards will be conducting ticket and bag checks at all stations.
The weather is expected to turn cold on Wednesday night into the early hours of Thursday, so fans may want to keep a close eye on weather reports - here is the Sheffield forecast via the Met Office.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust have also produced a useful information sheet relating to the match at Bramall Lane and this can be read here www.thstofficial.com/thst-news/sufc-away-advice
As always, we thank our fans for their continued support.