What happened on 15 April 1989

Turnstiles

Leppings Lane

North stand

West

stand

Pen 4

3

1

Gate C

2

4

Tunnel

Liverpool

supporters

Pen 3

River

Don

Police

control box

South stand

1. 2.50pm

‘Pens’ 3 and 4 on the lower terrace are full

2. 2.52pm

Police order gate C to be opened to alleviate the crush outside the ground

3. 2.59pm

Fans pour in, causing severe crushing in pens 3 and 4

4. 3pm

Match kicks off. Five minutes later, a crush barrier inside pen 3 gives way

1. 2.50pm

‘Pens’ 3 and 4 on the lower terrace are full

 

2. 2.52pm

Police order gate C to be opened to alleviate the crush outside the ground

 

3. 2.59pm

Fans pour in, causing severe crushing in pens 3 and 4

 

4. 3pm

Match kicks off. Five minutes later, a crush barrier inside pen 3 gives way

North stand

Leppings

Lane

West stand

Pen 4

Turnstiles

Tunnel

3

1

Gate C

Liverpool

supporters

2

4

Pen 3

River

Don

Police control box

South stand