Hillsborough capacity reduced after Newcastle’s overcrowding complaints

Away supporters faced ‘crushing’ issues during FA Cup tieSheffield council confirms away capacity has been downgradedSheffield 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. Continue reading…

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