|Club Name:||Sheffield Wednesday Football Club|
|Home Stadium:||Hillsborough Stadium|
|Training Ground:||Middlewood Road|
|Current League:||EFL Championship|
|Current Manager:||Xisco Munoz|
|Rival Clubs:||Barnsley, Leeds United, Sheffield United|
Sheffield Wednesday are among the oldest football clubs in England with a storied history stretching back to 1867. The Owls have also lifted an array of titles and play at the iconic Hillsborough Stadium.
Sheffield Wednesday club name
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club only embraced their club name in 1929 after 62 years of adopting the name, The Wednesday Football Club. It originally served as the team’s name due to their roots in The Wednesday Cricket Club. While the Owls only became their nickname after moving to Owlerton.
At first, Sheffield Wednesday adopted the Blades as their nickname after Sheffield’s world-renowned production of cutlery and knives. Yet the nickname would later become synonymous with their arch-rivals, Sheffield United. The introduction of an owl mascot in 1912 also saw the new name take hold.
Founded as: The Wednesday Football Club (1867-1929)
Name changed: Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (1929-present)
Nickname: The Owls
Sheffield Wednesday founding year
The Wednesday Cricket Club sought to form a football club in 1867 to ensure their players remained fit during the winter months and thus they founded the team which would become Sheffield Wednesday.
A number of members of The Wednesday Cricket Club also sought to continue playing their fixtures on a Wednesday as most of their players were traders who preferred mid-week matches. So, the club also carried over their Wednesday moniker for the football team, which later turned professional in 1887.
Sheffield Wednesday stadium
Sheffield Wednesday’s home has been Hillsborough Stadium since 1899 after the Owls moved into their second permanent ground. The side switched stadiums several times during their early years before settling at Olive Grove come 1887. They also played several major matches at Bramall Lane.
First stadium: Highfield
Previous stadium: Myrtle Road
Previous stadium: Heeley
Previous stadium: Hunter’s Bar
Previous stadium: Bramall Lane
Previous stadium: Olive Grove (1887-1899)
Current stadium: Hillsborough Stadium (1899-present)
Hillsborough capacity: 39,732
Sheffield Wednesday training ground
Middlewood Road has been Sheffield Wednesday’s training ground since around 1980 after the club sought to construct a purpose-built facility. The Owls had previously used a variety of venues as their base, including running around the edges of the pitch at their stadium and on the streets of Sheffield.
Current training ground: Middlewood Road (circa 1980-present)
Location: 400 Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S6 1TJ
Sheffield Wednesday currently play in the English Football League, Championship after they secured their promotion from League One in 2022/23. Under Darren Moore, the Owls climbed out of the third tier via the play-offs. They sealed a dramatic, late 1-0 win over rivals Barnsley in the final at Wembley.
Current league: English Football League, Championship (2023-present)
Previous league: English Football League, League One (2021-2023)
Dejphon Chansiri, Sheffield Wednesday’s owner, appointed Xisco Munoz as the latest manager of the Owls in July 2023. The Spaniard replaced Darren Moore in charge at Hillsborough after the club parted with their promotion-winning gaffer just 21 days after the 2022/23 League One play-off final.
Current manager: Xisco Munoz (2023-present)
Previous manager: Darren Moore (2021-2023)
Sheffield Wednesday contact details
General enquiries, phone: 03700 20 1867
Tickets, email: [email protected]
Other contact details: Full list here
Address: Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, S6 1SW
Sheffield Wednesday tickets
Fans wishing to buy tickets to attend Sheffield Wednesday’s fixtures can do so through the Owls’ club website. The Hillsborough side give their supporters the option of season tickets and individual game tickets. Official Sheffield Wednesday members also receive priority access to buy single-game tickets.
Phone: 03700 201867 (option 1)