Hillsborough – United Kingdom

  • 48 Lisburn St, Hillsborough BT26 6AB
  • 410 Upper Ballynahinch Rd, Hillsborough BT26 6NR
  • 12 Dromara Rd, Hillsborough BT26 6PD
  • 21 Lisburn St, Hillsborough BT26 6AB
  • 21 Main St, Hillsborough BT26 6AE


About Hillsborough

The Hillsborough disaster occurred on April 15, 1989, when a crowd of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, collapsed and crushed many to death. The incident took place in the two standing-only central pens of the Liverpool-allocated Leppings Lane stand during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. The police match commander, David Duckenfield, ordered exit gate C to be opened shortly before kickoff in an effort to alleviate overcrowding at the admission turnstiles; this resulted in an inflow of supporters entering the pens. This led to a swarming situation in the pens and a subsequent crush. It has the highest death toll in British athletic history, with 97 fatalities and 766 injured.  Ninety-four individuals were killed that day, another died in the hospital a few days later, and a fifth victim passed away in 1993. Andrew Devine, who suffered severe and permanent brain damage on the fateful day he died in July 2021, was officially declared the 97th victim by a coroner. The game was called off and rescheduled for May 7 at Old Trafford in Manchester; Liverpool won the second game and went on to win the FA Cup that year.

In the days and weeks following the accident, South Yorkshire Police (SYP) provided the media misleading reports implying that football hooliganism and drinking on the part of Liverpool fans were to blame.

Hotels in Hillsborough

  1. Arthur’s

Address: 4 Main St, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, United Kingdom

  1. Dunhill Cottage B&B

Address: 47 Carnreagh, Hillsborough BT26 6LJ, United Kingdom

  1. Homestead Hillsborough

Address: 128 Ballynahinch Rd, Hillsborough BT26 6BD, United Kingdom

  1. Drum Manor

Address: 61 Drumlough Rd, Hillsborough BT26 6PU, United Kingdom

Universities in Hillsborough

  1. Hillsborough College

Address: Hillsborough Barracks, Hillsborough Rd, Sheffield S6 2LR, United Kingdom