The New York Stadium hosts #SFD15



The Sheffield Fans Derby makes its long awaited return in May 2019 following a year off to recharge the batteries.

The unique annual charity football match held between fans of Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday has raised £43,043 in ten years encompassing  fourteen different Charity appeals. The last event took place in May 2017 at Bramall Lane and went all the way with the Wednesday Fans winning in a tense penalty shootout in front of the Kop.

Following on in the footsteps of the last event we are delighted to be taking #SFD15 to the home of another  local Championship side,  Rotherham United, with the New York Stadium hosting the event in May 2019.

The twelve thousand and twenty one capacity AESSEAL New York Stadium opened in 2012 and is located just under ten miles from Sheffield City Centre and 3.2 miles from Meadowhall. The New York Stadium is situated in a brilliant location for spectators to attend the event with outstanding facilities on offer creating the perfect matchday experience and a neutral ground to host #SFD15

We are greatful to Rotherham United for allowing us to use the fantastic facilities at the Aessael New York Stadium for #SFD15.

The event will take place on Tuesday 7th May 2019 with a 7:00pm KO at the New York Stadium.

The Sheffield Fans Derby will support the Sheffield Hospitals Charity Demetia Appeal for their fifteenth event. More information can be found out about the appeal by clicking here.

Iain Atkins, one of the SFD’s event organisers: “I am delighted and extremely grateful to Rotherham United for allowing us to use this fantastic stadium for #SFD15. This means that we have been able to bring the last two SFD events from main stream local Championship football grounds with Bramall Lane in 2017 and now the New York Stadium in 2019.”

“Interest has already been high for the event from the participation side of things which is brilliant. I now hope that those people who want to play in the event fill in the application form, and others who want to get involved helping out email,  and get involved in this ever growing unique annual charity football match between fans of Sheffield United & Sheffield Wednesday.”

Details on event registration here