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  Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
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Sheffield has a wide variety of sporting opportunities for both participating and watching.
Football- Home of the first football (soccer) club- Sheffield FC. Sandygate Road is the worlds oldest football ground!
Sheffield United FC's home ground is at Bramall Lane, near the city centre , while their rivals Sheffield Wednesday's Home Ground is at Hillsborough

At weekends through the season, you can find local teams of all ages (and abilities) playing in the parks and recreation grounds.
For four years, Rotherham United FC have played in Sheffield at the Don Valley Stadium, when their ground at Millmoor was demolished, and while waiting for their new ground, The New York Stadium to be constructed.
The New York Stadium is now open.

Cricket - Local hero Michael Vaughan, has ensured a rise in popularity. One of the nicest places to watch a match in Sheffield is at Low Bradfield -a typical English village green pitch. Also, the pitch at Millhouses next to the Wheatsheaf pub.

Boxing- Sheffield has Prince Naseem, Johnny Nelson, Herol 'Bomber' Graham and Brendon Ingle as it's famous boxing names.
Brendon Ingle has put many of Sheffields youth 'on the right path' by introducing them to the disciplines of boxing and showing encouragement and compassion - a true Sheffield Hero!

Athletics- Don Valley Stadium hosts international and local events. Kelly Holmes recently ran her last race here. Start and finish of the annual Race for Life (breast cancer charity run) and The Sheffield half Marathon (May). It was also the place that gold medal heptathlete and local lass, Jessica Ennis, started her illustrious career.
Sadly, this stadium is due for demolition soon, due to cost of upkeep.
UPDATE - Don Valley Stadium, sadly is no more - RIP!

Directions: All over Sheffield- I'll eventually post addresses, websites etc- in each sports individual tip. please bear with me!
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  • Updated Mar 20, 2015
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