Hillsborough is the location of the Hillsborough stadium where Sheffield Wednesday play their matches. There is a memorial to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster that took place at the stadium in 1989. Also in Hillsborough is the Owlerton Stadium, used for greyhound racing and speedway.
Hillsborough lies on the Sheffield Supertram route, and is home to a number of industries. Liquorice Allsorts are manufactured by Bassetts in Hillsborough.