Awayday Guide: Sheffield United
Fulham have been allocated more than 2,000 tickets in the lower tier of the Bramall Lane stand. Tickets are available on general sale for personal callers to the Fulham ticket office at Craven Cottage until 1pm tomorrow (Tuesday 21 November). They are priced at £22 for adults, £15 for supporters aged over 60, £13 for students or those supporters aged between 18 and 21 and £11 for under 18s. There will be cash sales on Tuesday night from the away ticket office next to the Bramall Lane stand away entrance, but these tickets will cost £24 for adults, £17 for supporters aged over 60, £15 for students or those supporters aged between 18 and 21 and £13 for under 18s.
GETTING TO BRAMALL LANE
Exit the M1 at Junction 33 and take the A630 into Sheffield City Centre. When you get to the inner ring road follow signs for A621 Bakewell and the ground is located a quarter a mile on the other side of the city centre. There is no parking available at Bramall Lane itself and very limited street parking near the ground. Fulham fans who will be driving are advised to park at the multi-storey car park in Eyre Street, which will cost £3.50 on production of your match ticket. Supporters could also park at Meadowhall Railway Station, which is free, from where you can take a tram to the ground (£4 return).
Sheffield railway station is located about ten minutes away from Bramall Lane. Direct trains run from London St. Pancras or via Doncaster from London Kings Cross. The last train back to London on Tuesday evening leaves Doncaster station at 21:54. You can get a taxi from the Sheffield train station to the ground for around £4-£5).
The Club and Grovesnor Casinos are running free coaches from Craven Cottage and West Barnes Lane opposite Motspur Park train station from 1.45pm tomorrow. All ticket holders are able to take up the free coach travel by contacting the Fulham ticket office.
Most of the pubs in the direct vicinity of Bramall Lane are designated as home fans only.
The closest pub to the ground welcoming away fans is likely to be the Sheaf Island on Ecclesall Road, which is a Wetherspoons chain (Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8HW). Behind the Waitrose on Cemetary Road is The Beer Engine (7 Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FJ), which offers an excellent range of craft beers and food. The Devonshire Cat (49 Wellington Street, Sheffield S1 4HG), which regularly features in the CAMRA good beer guide, serves at least twelve real ales as well as a wide food menu and has a large TV screen showing live sport is also highly recommended.
There are a number of options closer to Sheffield train station, including The Globe (54 Howard Street, Sheffield S1 2LX), which offers an excellent selection of ales. Also on Howard Street is the appropriately named The Howard (Howard Street, Sheffield S1 2LW), a mock-Tudor fronted pub that welcomes away fans. Inside the station itself, the Sheffield Tap (1b Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP)is a popular Edwardian bar that brews on-site real ale, although they may turn away fans who refuse to cover up their colours.
Supporters opting to walk towards Bramall Lane may wish to visit the Rutland Arms (86 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS), which serves a wide selection of real ales and has an atmospheric interior and beer garden. The Sentinel Brewing Company (178 Shoreham St, Sheffield S1 4SQ), which brews its own selection of local, British, European and American ales, is also well worth a visit.