Value of Hillsborough Stadium triples as Wednesday release capital for promotion push

6 August 2019

Sheffield Wednesday
Photo: Getty Images Sheffield Wednesday nearly trebled the value of Hillsborough Stadium in their sale-and-leaseback deal, according to offthepitch.com research.

Offthepitch.com calculates price/value ratios of stadium sales by Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Derby County.

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Not only had Sheffield Wednesday made a perfect start to the season, they also seemed to have hit a home run by selling their stadium. 

Sheffield Wednesday nearly trebled the value of Hillsborough Stadium in the sale-and-leaseback deal hatched to escape EFL punishment for cheating Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, according to offthepitch.com research.

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