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ANFIELD
 
Anfield has been a League ground for 131 seasons;
from September 8th, 1893 to the current day ,
from September 7th, 1888 to April 19th, 1892 .

Anfield was the 1st
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 45,276

Year opened 1884

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 
Everton FC moved here from the Priory Road ground and played their first match, a 5-0 victory, against Earlestown FC on September 28th, 1884. Changing facilities were provided at the nearby Sandon Hotel, hoardings surrounded the field with the pitch enclosed by railings and an open seated stand sited on the Anfield Road side. Although within a few years considerable improvements had been made, with open stands at each end of the pitch and covered stands on each side, substantial regular rent increases led to Everton FC looking at alternative sites within the area. At the end of the 1891/92 season a move was made to Goodison Park on the other side of Stanley Park.

The landlord, John Houlding, quickly established a new football club to utilize his ground and within one year Liverpool FC was elected to the Football League. The ground then saw major developments; in 1895 a 3,000 seater stand was built on south east side, in 1903 a new stand was constructed on Anfield Road and in 1906 the first “Kop” was built. In 1928 the accommodation of the “Kop” was increased to 30,000 when it was extended and covered and the all time ground record of 61,905 was established after WWII at a 4th Round FA Cup tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-1) on February 2nd, 1952.

In the 1990s the ground was totally rebuilt, the “Kop” end was demolished and replaced with a 12,000 seat stand whilst the construction of further new stands and refurbishments completed an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 45,362 for the 2007/8 season. The pitch size was 110 x 75 yards and in 2005 plans were in hand to move across the road into a new stadium, New Anfield, in Stanley Park.
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: Anfield, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH
Main phone number: 0151 260 1433
Ticket office: 0151 260 8680
Ticket prices: The price of ticket varies so go on to their web site and buy your tickets on line
 
If driving to ground: North From the M6 exit at junction 26 onto the M58 and continue until the end. At junction 7 turn left onto the A59 Ormskirk Road. Continue on this road until it becomes Rice Lane and cross over the roundabout into County Road. After 1/4 mile turn left into Everton Valley and then Walton Lane. Goodison Road and the ground are on the left. South Take the the M6 exit at junction 21a onto the M62. Exit the M62 at Junction 4 and then follow the A5058 towards Liverpool. After three miles turn left at the traffic lights into Utting Avenue (At McDonalds) on the corner of this junction. Go along for one mile and then turn right then turn right at the Arkle pub for the ground. If you arrive early then there is street parking to be found around Walton Lane if not then you should park over towards Everton FC or in Stanley Park itself with the entrance to the car park which costs Ł8, is in Priory Road.
 
If using Public Transport: Take the metro form Liverpool Central which is a 100 yards away from Lime Street Rail the take it to Sandyhills turn left out of the station at the end of the road turn left into Commercial Road then cross over the road and take a right into Lambeth Road then at the end of the road cross overtake a left right into Kersley Street then cross the Kirkdale Road and then into Everton Valley and Walk down till you get to Stanley Park then turn into Anfield Road or before you get to Stanley Park turn right into it and the ground is on your left 200 yards down the road. You can catch various buses from the bus station which is seven minutes walk away from the train station and is well signposted. Liverpool, Queen Square, Queen Square Bus Station, and Stand 8 you can catch various buses from the bus station which is seven minutes walk away from Lime Street and is well signposted. Either the 17a 17b 17c or the 26 will drop you right outside the ground Walking takes about 43 minutes from Liverpool Lime street Rail turn left out of the station and after 100yards turn left into Cooperas Hill and walk after 100yards walk straight on at the junction of Pembroke and London Road this will take you into Seymour Street and then it changes to Norton Street and then straight on to St Anne’s Road after a mile turn right down Kirkdale Road, after 200yards turn right into Everton Valley keep going down the road it changes to Walton Road then after 100 yards tune right into Walton Beck Road the ground is on the left.
 
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