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.
Hillsborough Memorial. It is considered the biggest football disaster in British football history, the Hillsborough disaster in Sheffield in which 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death. In the stadium’s forecourt, below the Main Stand, is the Hillsborough Memorial, with the names of all the supporters who lost their lives in the disaster.
The Shankley Gates. You’ll never walk alone. This tribute to former manager Bill Shankly is known all over the world, the large gate with the gold letters ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ above it. It was opened in 1982 (by Shankly’s widow). After the recent refurbishment of Anfield, the gates have moved slightly, they can still be found on Anfield Road, but nowadays between the Anfield Road Stand and the Centenary Stand.
Pubs. There are many good pubs around Anfield but the most notable are The Albert and The Park, both along Walton Breck Road. The Albert is the most famous and is completely covered with flags and scarves from clubs from all over the world, brought by supporters from all over the world. The Park is across the street. Walk around the building to see Bill Shankly’s beautiful mural and the heads of other legendary executives.
Location: Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Public transport: Lime Street Railway Station. The station is located 2 miles from Anfield. Four and half hours before kick-off we’ll have a dedicated matchday team based in the station to help direct you to the most convenient transport services, including buses that will take you directly to the ground.
Official Tickets: https://www.liverpoolfc.com/tickets/tickets-availability. Liverpool is one of the clubs where it is most difficult to get tickets. Becoming a member is a requirement to have a chance at all and even then it is still quite a job, because the entire system runs on the basis of ‘loyalty points’, a point system based on how often you have already been there. Tip: aim for the FA Cup weekend in January, provided Liverpool draw home. Another option are the football travel agencies.