Sheffield United are delighted to announce that throughout the duration of the 2016/17 EFL season, the 'Legends of the Lane' museum will open on all home matchdays.
The museum will open from 1.30pm on Saturday fixtures and from 6.15pm on midweek dates, closing 15 minutes prior to kick-off in both instances.
This is a great opportunity to take your time browsing and enjoying the fantastic historical collection of medals, shirts, caps and other items won by the players who will always have a place in the history of the last 127 years.
Exhibits will change over the course of the year, but you will to find out about some of the great icons such as:
- Jimmy Hagan
- Tony Currie
- William "Fatty" Foulkes
- Ernest "Nudger" Needham
- Walter "Cocky" Bennett
- Billy Gillespie
- Tommy Morren
- Joe Shaw
- Keith Edwards
- Tony Kenworthy
And many, many more!
Club Liaison Officer and Historian John Garrett said "There are some rare and unique pieces of football history including the Cup Final balls from both 1899 and 1915, the Youdan Cup - the World's oldest Football Trophy and property of its winners, Hallam FC.
"There is also an original SUFC John Street Turnstile, 2 of Sheffield United's 4 FA Cups and one of the oldest known England shirts from 1901 that has never been washed!"
Garrett added "Fans can also find out about how our ancestors lived and what they earned through copies of our wages books!"
The Club will also hold 'open cabinet' sessions giving fans a chance to hold a rare FA Cup or Championship medal whilst stories of the players involved will help bring them back alive for a new generation of supporters.
Please note that this should not be confused with our matchday ground tour events which will also take place periodically through the season.
Entrance will be pay on the door, and the cost is just £3 for adults and £2 for concessions.