The city of Liverpool really meets all the requirements for a perfect football trip. Two beautiful tradition clubs, a compact center and an accessible, vibrant nightlife. If you want to combine a Liverpool or Everton game with some other games, this is also possible in Liverpool. Just across the Mersey is Birkenhead, the town of Tranmere Rovers. Prenton Park is a characterful English stadium with two pubs right next door: Prenton Park and The Mersey Clipper. In Crosby, North of Liverpool there is another option with Marine FC. Rossett Park is a small stadium, with houses right on the sidelines.
Liverpool FC / Anfield
Anfield is located in Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, England and has been the home ground of Liverpool FC since their formation in 1892. It has a seating capacity of 53,394, making it the seventh largestfootball stadium in England. It was originally the home of Everton from 1884 to 1891, before they moved to Goodison Park after a dispute with the club president. The stadium has four stands: the Spion Kop, the Main Stand, the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand and the Anfield Road End. The ground is 2 miles (3 km) from Liverpool Lime Street railway station. It was proposed in 2002 to replace the stadium with a new one in the adjacent Stanley Park, but after the acquisition of Liverpool F.C. by Fenway Sports Groupin 2010 it was made clear this would not happen. Construction for an extension to the main stand began end of 2014. This extension, one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football, opened to the public on 9 September 2016, increasing the stadium capacity to 53,394. The Anfield Road Stand is currently being redeveloped to bring the stadium capacity to around 61,000. It is due to be completed in time for the 2023–24 season.
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Everton FC Goodison Park
Goodison Park is located in the Walton area of Liverpool, England. It has been the home stadium of Everton FC since its completion in 1892. Located in a residential area 2 miles (3 km) north of Liverpool city centre, it has a capacity of 39,414.As Everton have only been outside the top division for four seasons, Goodison Park has hosted more top-flight games than any other stadium in England (they were relegated in 1930 and 1951). Goodison Park may not be that special from the outside, but its location is, with the cottages on Goodison Road built very close to the main grandstand.The inside of ‘Goodison’ is fantastic, with seats close to the pitch and the main stand that seems to run straight up. Recommended is a seat in the stands at Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End, which is traditionally home to the most vocal Everton fans. The beautiful Goodison Park is going to disappear in a few years, after more than 130 years of service. Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium is the under construction football stadium that will become the home ground for Everton FC. Located on Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool, England, it is due to open for the start of the 2024-25 season, replacing Goodision Park.
Prenton Park is located in Birkenhead, England and is the home ground of Tranmere Rovers since 1887, as well as Liverpool FC’s women and reserves teams. The ground has had several rebuilds, with the most recent occurring in 1995. Today’s stadium holds 16,587. Tranmere Rover FC were formed in 1884; they played their first matches at Steeles Field in Birkenhead but, in 1887, they bought a new site from Tranmere Rugby Club. The ground was variously referred to as the “Borough Road Enclosure”, “Ravenshaw’s Field” and “South Road”. The name “Prenton Park” was adopted in 1895 as a result of a suggestion in the letters page of the Football Echo. Not strictly within Prenton, it is likely that the name was chosen as the area was regarded as more upmarket than nearby Tranmere.
The English port city is easily accessible with the well-known budget airlines, it has a pleasant small airport and a compact center. With the area around Albert Dock as the main attraction, the city has undergone a major overhaul in recent years. In famous Mathew Street you will of course find the Cavern Club, the birthplace of The Beatles. It is a kind of ‘replica’ of the original place, but it is still recommended, especially for those who like live music.But there is also plenty to do in the rest of Mathew Street. Live music is played in most pubs, but you can also pass your time in the popular ‘Late Night Bars’. In the Albert Dock, a beautifully renovated and hip part of the harbor area with many good restaurants, you will find even more references to The Beatles. For example, you can go to The Beatles Story, a great museum. Right in front of the ‘Port of Liverpool building’, located near Albert Dock, you will find the above statues of Paul, John, Ringo and George.