Sometimes families and friends would head down en masse to keep each other company, or maybe you were one of those designated to get them in for everyone else.
Queues very often snaked right around the car park at the Lane and out onto Cherry Street as Sheffield United fans lined-up to get tickets for the many big matches their team was involved in. That may have been a big derby clash, a Play-Off Final or a huge cup match against one of the country’s big guns.
Scroll through for pictures of supporters braving all weathers to make sure they got their hands on one.
Patrick Cantlay's caddie Joe LaCava apologised to Rory McIlroy before Sunday's Ryder Cup singles for his behaviour on Saturday which enraged the European star, according to US media reports.The American had also brushed off media reports that he was protesting against the lack of pay for players at the Ryder Cup by not wearing a cap.
Rory McIlroy was at the centre of a furious row as emotions boiled over at the Ryder Cup in Rome.McIlroy and teammate Matt Fitzpatrick lost their fourball match to Patrick Cantlay’s dramatic long putt on the 18th green, and the Northern Irishman was visibly unhappy with Cantlay’s caddie, Joe lacava, who celebrated wildly towards European fans who had been teasing his player all day, and the two had tense words as they shook hands.Sky Sports Golf