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Anfield was originally built in 1884 and occupied by Liverpool FC in 1892. The legendary Kop Terrace was rebuilt in 1994 after the Taylor report and became all seated. Today, the Kop holds just over 13,000 seated fans and can on occasions produce a similar noise to that of years ago. In 1998, the new two-tier Anfield Road Stand was opened, increasing the capacity of the ground to 45,362. On Anfield Road are the wrought-iron Bill Shankly Gates. These have the legendary Liverpool phrase, "You'll Never Walk Alone" displayed above them. There is also a statue of the great man near the Club shop. There are plenty of Liverpool hotels within easy reach of the stadium.

The Club offers daily tours of the ground, except Bank Holidays and match days. There is also a museum. Refreshment kiosks sell a wide variety of burgers, hot dogs and pies, including a "Scouse Pie". Away fans are located in the Anfield Road Stand at one end, with just under 2,000 seats, though this can be increased for cup games. This stand is also shared with home supporters, some of whom sit in the small seated tier above the away fans. Fans advise against tickets sold as "restricted view", as it can be difficult to see with people standing in front of you.

There has been much debate regarding the increasing costs of a new 60,000 all-seated stadium, to be located in nearby Stanley Park.

Getting To Anfield

By Car


The Liverpool ground is located in Anfield Road, postcode L4 0TH. Online maps or the use of a GPS are recommended. For early arrivals, on-street parking is available, otherwise there is secure parking at nearby Goodison Park, though this is expensive. It is recommended to either use public transport or to stay in one of the many hotels near Liverpool FC.

By Public Transport


Trains can be caught from Liverpool Central and Moorfields to Sandhills, met by special Soccerbuses. Fans should request a return to Anfield (even though alighting at Sandhills) as tickets are valid for the Soccerbus and the additional fare is only £1 return as opposed to £1 each way. Liverpool's main railway station in is Lime Street, over three miles from the ground and a little too far to walk. Head for Sandhills / Kirkdale station or take a taxi. Most hotels near Anfield also have good transport links, so getting to them should present few problems.

Liverpool Supporters Clubs

Association of Liverpool Supporters in the Netherlands


ALSIN is a popular supporters club for Liverpool fans in Holland.

It currently has around 325 members, many of whom regularly make the trip to Anfield and beyond to watch Liverpool in action.

 

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Recommended Web Sites



In our travels around the web, we found these Liverpool web pages useful. Contact us at team@MATCHhotels.com to list your favourite Liverpool website here.

Official Liverpool web site
Liverpool supporters club in Canada
Liverpool supporters club in Netherlands