Hillsborough capacity reduced after Newcastle’s overcrowding complaints | Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium away end capacity has been reduced by the city council after a review into complaints of “overcrowding and crushing” by Newcastle United supporters in an FA Cup tie, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Images and footage on social media showed congestion around the exit to the tunnel in the Leppings Lane end, with a number of Newcastle fans claiming there was a lack of stewarding before kick-off on 7 January. There were no reports of injuries.

Hillsborough was the scene of Britain’s worst sporting disaster in which 97 football supporters…

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