Anfield is a football stadium that is home to Liverpool FC. The stadium is the sixth largest football stadium in the United Kingdom with a seating capacity of approximately 54,000.
Anfield was built in 1884 and was originally home to Liverpool FC’s city rivals, Everton. Everton moved to their home of Goodison Park in 1891 after a dispute and Anfield then became home of Liverpool FC in 1892. The stadium is now rich in Liverpool FC’s footballing history and is still in the old style square football stadium. The stadium has had many redevelopments and refurbishments over the years and has recently had its main stand rebuilt to state of the art level. Parts of the stadium have been renamed after Liverpool FC legends such as Bill Shankly.
The stadium is situated out of the city centre in the suburbs, the stadium is accessible by bus but is two to three miles away from the closest train station which is ‘Liverpool Lime Street’. If taking the bus, take the 17 bus from Queens Square bus station, which is situated almost opposite to ‘Liverpool Lime Street’ train station in Liverpool city centre. Alternatively, one can take bus 26 or 27 from Paradise street, also in the centre, or bus 917 from St John’s Lane. All buses leave you directly at the ground.
Opening Times and Admission
The club run tours around the stadium at a cost, these are guided tours. The tour guide will take you on an all-access tour and give you a history of the stadium and football club. Tours run daily between 10am-3pm and can be booked online for £17 per person. The other way to attend the stadium is by attending a football match, tickets are available on Liverpool FC’s website.