Future Ground Developments
Centenary And Anfield Road Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
The Kop (photo)
Where To Eat & Drink?
Main And Anfield Road Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car And Where To Park
A Closer Look At The Anfield Road Stand (photo)
Programme & Fanzines
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Anfield Location Map
|What's Anfield Like?|
up to the ground alongside Stanley Park, I have
to say, that from a distance, Anfield is not
particularly impressive. Inside though, the
ground is a different proposition. Although
showing its age in parts it is a unique venue
and one where the stands almost feel that they
are imposing upon the pitch.
|Future Ground Developments|
have announced that they
are to now concentrate
Anfield into a 60,000
capacity stadium, rather
a new stadium in
Park. Details of
the planned redevelopment
have yet to be
but is expected
will be sought
early in 2013,
with works starting
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
|Away fans are located in
the Anfield Road Stand at one end of the ground,
where just under 2,000 seats are available,
although this can be increased for cup games. This
stand is also shared with home supporters, some of
whom will be sitting in the small seated tier
above the away fans. Malcolm Dawson a travelling
Sunderland supporter adds; 'Try to avoid getting tickets sold as restricted
view, for the rear rows of the Anfield Road Stand
as it can be difficult to see the goals with
people standing up in front of you'.
Kimberly Hill adds; 'Restricted view doesn't even begin to describe what it was like. The Wolves fans insisted on standing so it was like trying to watch the game through a letterbox!' The facilities within the stand are not bad. There is a Ladbrokes betting outlet and the refreshment kiosks sell a wide variety of burgers, hot dogs and pies, including a 'Scouse Pie'.
I have always found it to be a good day out at Anfield, getting the feeling that you are visiting one of the legendary venues in world football. This is enhanced with the teams coming out to 'You'll Never Walk Alone' reverberating around the ground, with the red and white scarves and flags of the fans displayed across the Kop, at the beginning of the match. The atmosphere is normally great, so sit back and enjoy the experience.
|Where To Eat & Drink|
|The Arkles pub near to the ground (see
directions by car), is
known as the away fans pub, but
as can be expected it
can get extremely crowded. Mark
Parsons a visiting Aston Villa fan adds; 'We
arrived at the Arkles at
about 1.15pm and already found it packed out, with
fans queuing outside
to get in. We asked a very helpful WPC
for any other away friendly pubs and were told to
go to the Flat Iron which was a five minute walk away.
Although the pub was mostly
full of Liverpool fans,
the bars were mixed and all were
very friendly. There
is also a good chippy located
on the other side of the road. To find this pub,
turn left at the
junction where Arkles is (with
the ground over to
your right down Anfield Road).
Head away from the ground and the pub is
down on the right hand
side'. Otherwise located
near to the away turnstiles is a food and drink
area, which serves alcohol too. It is provided by
Willow Catering (see below). Alcohol is also
available inside the stadium.
Opposite the Players Entrance on Anfield Road is an enclosed spacious food court with bar. It has a seating area and overhead covering and is provided by Willow Catering.
Food is available in the form of Fish & Chips, Burgers and Hot Dogs. In addition there is a specialist coffee retailer as well as a bar selling Beer, Wine and other alcoholic beverages. It is open from four hours before kick off and up to one hour after the final whistle and is welcoming to away fans visiting Anfield.
|How To Get There By Car And Where To Park|
the M62 until you reach the end of the motorway (beware of a 50mph speed camera
about a 1/4 of a mile from the end of the
motorway). Then follow the A5058
towards Liverpool. After three miles turn left
at the traffic lights into Utting Avenue (there
is a McDonalds on the corner of this junction).
Proceed for one mile and then turn right at the
Arkles pub for the ground. If you arrive early
(around 1pm) then there is street parking to be
found. However recently a residents only parking
scheme has been introduced in some streets
around the ground, so check any signs
first. Otherwise it as an idea to park in
the streets around Goodison and walk across
Stanley Park to Anfield, or
you can park in a secure parking area at
Goodison itself which costs £10.
Map showing the location of the Anfield Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).
station is the closest to the ground (just under
a mile away). However, it may be more advisable
to go to Sandhills Station as this has the
benefit of a bus service to the ground, which
runs for a
couple of hours before and a couple of hours
after a game and drops you within easy walking distance of
the ground. Gary Beaumont
adds; 'The best route for away
fans from the city centre if they want to use
public transport is definitely the Merseyrail
Northern Line to Sandhills where they alight and
catch the special Soccerbuses; trains can be
caught from Liverpool Central and
Moorfields. If fans are buying their train
tickets in Liverpool, ask for a return to
Anfield as opposed to Sandhills even though
that's where you're getting off. The
advantage of doing this is that the train
ticket is valid also for the Soccerbus
and the additional fare is only £1 return as
opposed to £1 each way that you'd have to pay on
the bus if you only bought your ticket to
Sandhills. If fans want to get a taxi from Lime Street, they're
about £7'. Both Sandhills & Kirkdale
stations can be reached by first getting a
train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool
Central and then changing there.
The main railway station in Liverpool is Lime Street which is located just over two miles away from the ground and so is quite a walk (although it is mostly downhill on the way back to the station), so either head for Sandhills or Kirkdale stations or jump in a taxi. Craig Hochkins adds; 'you can catch various buses from the bus station which is seven minutes walk away from the train station and is well signposted. Either the 17a 17b 17c or the 26 will drop you right outside the ground at a cost of about a £1. The buses are run by Arriva and the journey takes about 15 to 25 minutes dependant on traffic'. Paul Denman a visiting Hull City fan informs me; 'Although the No 17 Bus took only 15 minutes to reach Anfield from the station, after the game it took almost 50 minutes, as the roads were clogged with fans walking home. However, everyone was friendly. I wore my City shirt with pride, never felt threatened even on the bus and had great conversations with the Liverpool supporters.'
Walking Directions From Kirkdale Station:
On exiting from Kirkdale Station turn right and then cross the railway bridge, you will see a pub opposite called the 'Melrose Abbey', (which has been recommended). Walk up Westminster Road, alongside the pub and continue along it, passing the Elm Tree pub. Follow the road around the right hand bend and then turn left into Bradwell Street. At the end of Bradwell Street you will come to the busy County Road (A59). Cross over this road at the traffic lights and then go down the road to the left of the Aldi superstore. At the end of this road you will reach the A580 Walton Lane. You should be able to see Goodison Park over on your left and Stanley Park in front of you. Cross Walton Lane and either enter Stanley Park following the footpath through the park (keeping to the right), which will exit into Anfield Road and the away end. Or bear right down Walton Lane and then turn left down the road at the end of Stanley Park for the ground. Thanks to Jon Roche for providing these directions.
Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
|Everton and Manchester United.|
|The Club operate a
category system, so that ticket prices vary with
the opposition being played. Category A
prices are shown below with B &
C shown in brackets:
The Kop: Adults £45 (B) £42, (C) £39 Over 65's £34, (B) £31.50, (C) £29.50
All other areas of the stadium:
Adults £48 (B) £44, (C) £42, Over 65's £36, (B) £33 (C) £31.50
Anfield Road Family Section: 1 Adult + 1 Child £63, (B) £59 (C) £57.
Anfield Road Stand:
Adults £48 (B) £44 (C) £42
Over 65's £36 (B) £33, (C) £31.50
Under 16's £20 (B) £15 (C) £15
Category A Matches for the 2012/13 league season are: Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.
The prices above are for Premier League matches. Other Cup matches (both domestic and european) are priced separately. See the official Liverpool FC website for details.
a stadium plan showing the individual block
|Liverpool FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Programme and Fanzines|
|Official Programme: £3
The Liverpool Way Fanzine: £2
Red All Over The Land Fanzine: £2
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Tours Of Anfield And Club Museum|
|The Club offer tours of
the ground, which operate on a daily basis, except
Bank Holidays and matchdays.
There is also a museum at the ground and the club
offer combined tour &
museum tickets as well as individual museum entrance. The costs
Ground Tour & Museum:
Adults: £15, Under 16's, Students & OAP's £9.
Adults: £6, Under 16's, Students & OAP's £4.
To make a tour booking call: 0151 260 6677 or Book Online.
|Record & Average Attendance|
61,905 v Wolverhampton Wanderers
FA Cup 4th Round, February 2nd, 1952.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
45,071 v Manchester City
Premier League, November 27th, 2011.
2011-2012: 44,253 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 42,820 (Premier League)
2009-2010: 42,864 (Premier League)
|Fans Reviews Of Anfield|
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