Tag Archives: Bramall Lane

Sheffield Carnival returns for August bank holiday

Sheffield Carnival is set to return for the first time since the 1980s with a colourful parade which will take place at the Norfolk Heritage Park. The carnival, with costumes, music, food and cultural activities will run alongside Sheffield Fayre as a free, family friendly event. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed joined the preparations at Weston Park Museum.

Special Olympics 2017 – Day 1

Rain could do nothing to dampen the spirits for the opening ceremony at Bramall Lane of the Special Olympics 2017 GB National Games. Delegations from the nations and regions poured into the stadium for the lighting of the flame, accompanied by dancers, gymnasts, music and celebrity guests. “We’ll stop at nothing” the official song of the Games, sung by James Toseland, was a fitting statement of intent as the games got underway in venues across the city. With over 10,000 visitors to Sheffield, including 2,600 athletes plus their families, supporters, trainers and event volunteers, the Special Olympics 2017 GB National Games in Sheffield are off to a flying start. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed introduces the first of our daily Special Olympics 2017 highlights.

Torch arrives for Special Olympics 2017

The Special Olympics 2017 torch has arrived in Sheffield to accompany thousands of athletes and their supporters. The GB National Games are for athletes with learning disabilities and cover a wide range of sports including tennis, swimming and bowling. Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium will host 20,000 people for the opening ceremony, with ex-Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley headlining the event. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed caught up with torch carrier PC Leo Hawker in Meadowhall.

Wilder reflects on United title win

Blades boss Chris Wilder was appointed last summer to spearhead United’s promotion campaign after the team’s six years in League One. Wilder came with a strong pedigree after winning League Two with Northampton Town last year. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Wilder before the Blades’ victory parade.

Blades fans celebrate team success

Thousands of people lined the streets to watch Sheffield United’s open-top bus parade in celebration of their League One title win. The victory parade began at Bramall Lane before the players boarded the bus and made their way through the city centre with the team later taking to the balcony of the town hall. The team gained 100 points en route to clinching the title, bringing to an end a six-year stint in the third tier of English football much to the relief of Co-owner Kevin McCabe. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Kell Brook set to defend welterweight title

Kell Brook is set to defend his IBF Welterweight world title against undefeated American boxer Errol Spence, with the fight set to take place in Sheffield at Bramall Lane on 27 May. Brook’s last fight was against middleweight Gennady Golovkin where he lost in the fifth round after moving up two divisions. Spence turned professional after losing in the quarter finals in the London Olympics 2012. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!