Anfield is a historic football stadium based in Liverpool, with a capacity of 54,074. It is the home of 18-time Premier League Champions, Liverpool FC.
The Reds have played at the ground since their inception in 1892, with Everton FC playing there prior to their move to Goodison Park in 1891. The stadium officially opened in 1884 and is the sixth largest football stadium in England.
Between 2015-16, A new main stand was built, adding an extra 8,500 seats to the stadium capacity at a cost of around £114m. It is now the largest all-seated single stand in England, and one of the largest in Europe.
Anfield has also been used for a variety of other events, including rugby league matches, boxing bouts and music concerts. In the 1920s, it was also the finishing line of the Liverpool Marathon.
Around the ground –
There are several pubs within walking distance of the stadium. The Albert, Cabbage Hall and The Sandon are all nearby, with hot and cold food available. On matchdays, most pubs around Anfield tend to get extremely busy close to kick-off, so it is advised to arrive in plenty of time.
Aside from food, Stanley Park is very close to the ground and offers lovely walks, while the Royal Albert Docks and Museum of Liverpool are a short drive away. For some alternative family fun, VR-Here, Clip ’n Climb and Breakout Liverpool are all less than 2 miles from the stadium.
Getting there –
By car: Anfield can be accessed from all four directions; North (A59, M58; passing Aintree), South (M6, M62, passing Knutsford and Warrington), East (A580, M62, passing St Helens and Huyton), West (M53, A49, crossing the River Mersey and through Liverpool City Centre)
There are only limited parking spaces at the stadium’s Utting Avenue car park. They come at a cost of £10 and are on a first-come, first-served basis. They must be booked beforehand and are available up until five hours before a game. Parking on surrounding streets is limited, with permits reserved for residents. However, there are more spaces at Anfield Cemetery Car Park and Liverpool One is further afield, with buses running directly to the ground (number 26 or 27).
By train/bus: The easiest way to access the stadium is via public transport. The ground is 2 miles away from Liverpool Lime Street, with buses running every 10 minutes to the stadium from nearby St John’s Lane, at a cost of £4 for a return ticket. The 501 football service is also available post-match and operates direct to Lime Street Station (Skelhorne Street) from Walton Lane for up to two hours after the final whistle. Adult fares are £2, while children are just £1.
Passengers living in South Liverpool can get the Southport to Hunts Cross service which calls at Brunswick, St Michael’s, Aigburth, Cressington, Liverpool South parkway and Hunts Cross. Those using Soccerbus can get a Southport/Hunts Cross train to and from Sandhills, which is little over 1 mile from the ground.
The record attendance at Anfield stands at 61,905, which was set during their FA Cup tie against Wolverhapton Wanderers on February 2, 1952. In the 2016/17 campaign, Liverpool set a highest average attendance of 53,112.
Local Area –
With around 15,000 inhabitants, Anfield is a residential district that plays host to Liverpool FC. The area has undergone some redevelopment and has a diverse community, only 20 minutes from Liverpool city centre. If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Anfield then The Property Buying Company can help. As cash buyers, they can complete in a timescale to suit you and all legal fees are included. Whether you’re looking to down-size from a 4-bed semi or you’ve had a property on the market for 6 months or more and want a quick sale, The Property Buying Company can offer you a fair cash sum.