UK time is: 05:24:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hillsborough Under Water

As many of you have probably already seen in the local and national press, Hillsborough is underwater following the flooding in Sheffield over the last two days.

And the Owls may have got lucky with it being the pre-season, but director Ashley Carson told Sky News earlier today that it could cost up to 120,000 to replace the pitch, after groudsmen at Hillsborough had worked tirelessly to get it in to shape for the new season.

It's anticipated that the whole pitch will have to be dug up and resurfaced - and Wednesday face a race against time to get it ready with the new Championship season just six weeks away.

But the cost of the damage may not just stop with the pitch, with damage also being caused to a number of areas around the ground including the changing rooms and the boardroom, not to mention the clean-up job required around the ground and terracing.

Hillsborough was closed throughout today and it's thought it may also be closed tomorrow, with the club shop and the ticket office also suffering from the flooding.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 26 2007

Time: 6:38PM

Your Comments

Will Dave Allen put his hand in is pockets help with the damage done to Hillsborough?
Nightowl
I would dare to suggest he's got no choice..
Auckland Owl
Report on the L***s site says it was 12ft under water. Methinks that's exaggerating things a little as anything official coming out of the club says a maximum of 6. Not that that isn't bad enough...
NicNac
Just wait for all the piggies coming in with their bloddy useless comments!!
will it ever happen
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Brighton (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Madine set for loan move (Monday March 24 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43

Breaking League News

Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00
Wigan : 18/04/2014 22:39:00
Boro chase more success
Middlesbrough : 18/04/2014 22:23:00
Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00
Ten Owls wide awake as Cherries dream falters
Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 21:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%