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Liverpool, England

Home of the Liverpool FC



Anfield (map it)
Anfield Rd
Liverpool, England L69 3JF
United Kingdom

Liverpool FC website

Anfield website

Year Opened: 1884

Capacity: 45,276

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Local Information


You'll Never Walk Alone

Anfield is one of the most renowned football stadiums in the world. Built in 1884, the ground was actually home to Liverpool’s archrivals, Everton FC, until 1892. Since then the Reds have enjoyed seven seasons where they went undefeated inside their historic ground.

Anfield’s max capacity is 45,276, but there are plans to expand to 59,000 seats by the 2016-2017 season.

Home to former legends such as Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, and Michael Owen, Liverpool is one of the most storied clubs in European football. The team is under the ownership of the Fenway Sports Group, the organization behind the Boston Red Sox. With coach Brendan Rodgers at the helm, the Reds finished the 2013-2014 Premiership season in second, their best finish in five seasons.


What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    2

Like most English stadiums, the food leaves something to be desired. Meat pies and hot dogs are available inside, and it's much of the same at the food trucks outside the stadium. It's all a bit pricey for mediocre munchies.

It's important to note that beer is not served during European nights (Champions League and Europa League matches). When it is available, Carlsberg and Guinness are offered at a reasonable price.

Atmosphere    5

Liverpool supporters know how to get behind their side better than most. Be prepared for goosebumps and chills when the crowd belts out, "You'll Never Walk Alone," prior to kickoff. With that said, the normally outstanding atmosphere will fall off the cliff should the Reds fail to live up to their fans' high expectations.

The Kop is an impressive site. Housing around 12,500 "Kopites," the south end of the stadium is packed with the most ardent Liverpool supporters, waving their flags and holding up their banners. The passion is so strong in the Kop that it's been said to have the ability to suck the ball into the back of the opposition's net.

Neighborhood    3

The neighborhoods around Anfield aren't very aesthetically appealing, but the area is generally safe. Be aware that the streets can get very congested during the walks to and from the stadium. Use of common sense will keep fans and tourists safe from pickpockets and troublemakers.

The area surrounding Anfield is mostly residential; so don't count on finding any restaurants or gastro pubs. There are two away fan friendly pubs, the Arkles and Flat Iron, but expect a crowd during lunchtime.

Liverpool is a tourist destination with plenty to see and do. The cab drivers are typically very friendly, and knowledgeable about the best restaurants and attractions. Some will even offer tours of the city, highlighted by important Beatles sites.

Fans    4

Scousers are some of the best folks to watch a football match with. They're respectful of opposing teams and their fans, as long as that respect is returned. Most everyone in the stands is knowledgeable about the game and will be fairly disciplined as to when it's appropriate to stand or sit. It's almost a guarantee someone in your section will have a go at the referee that will cause a roar of laughter.

Access    3

Finding parking around Anfield is a crapshoot at best. The only places to park are on the neighborhood streets, but even if you do find a spot, expect a long wait to get out unless you plan on leaving at halftime.

The Liverpool website offers specific instructions for all modes of transportation, but the best means is by train via the Lime Street station, Kirkdale Station, or Sandhills Station and catching the bus to the stadium.

Return on Investment    4

With the history and atmosphere surrounding Anfield, the trip and match day tickets are worth every penny. There's enough to do in Liverpool to make a weekend out of the excursion, and the game itself will (usually) not disappoint. Tickets are difficult to come by, but range from £45-£60. Third party websites will charge triple that, but be wary of scams.

Extras    4

Walking under the iron gates where the words, "You'll Never Walk Alone," are inscribed is an inspiring experience. There are one hour stadium tours for £17, and a club museum that charges a £8.50 entrance fee. Outside the ground is a very poignant memorial to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster where fans can place floral arrangements.

Most of the staff are friendly and accommodating, but the stewards are not afraid to shout spectators down if they're standing at inappropriate times. There are some areas where your view can be restricted by a support pillar, so it's recommended to check the area before purchasing tickets.

Great review Paul! Although that last sentence hurt... YNWA!

by tazza | Nov 10, 2011 06:06 AM

Anfield re-furbishing

At the very least Anfield needs a good makeover, or re-furbishing, as I've put in the subject. I've picked up from mates across the pond that the structure is generally run down and it would behoove the club to renovate and add capacity while simultaneously keeping the same goosebump-inducing atmosphere and design that the ground currently has.

by gth804f | Feb 08, 2013 03:17 PM

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Crowd Reviews

Onward to Anfield

Total Score: 3.71

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 5

Anfield was one of the Football League's original grounds when it was formed in 1888. Liverpool Football Club however were not one of the league's founding teams, and for those not in the know perhaps this will mean a brief explanation is required. Quite possibly you will have heard of the blue lot, Everton F.C., who nowadays play their football on the other side of Stanley Park. For a short period Anfield was home to The Toffees, who played football there from 1884 - 1892 until a row over rent led to their departure and the formation of Liverpool F.C. who have called Anfield home ever since.

In the 119 years since Liverpool's inception, Anfield has established a name for itself as one of the most well-known stadiums in world football. This is partly due to the success Liverpool have achieved while residing there and over the years the team have given the fans plenty of sights worth savouring.

Some of British football's greatest players have graced the green stuff for the home side at Anfield. Over the years the likes of Billy Liddell, Roger Hunt, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, John Barnes and Robbie Fowler have all delighted the locals.

The 1970's and 80's were a Golden era for Liverpool Football Club as they dominated domestically and to an extent in Europe. The last couple of decades have passed without Liverpool being crowned England's best side as they've failed to win the top flight title since 1990 when Dalglish was coming towards the end of his first spell as Manager.

With recently returned Dalglish back at the helm, generous new owners (Fenway Sports Group) in place and a talented crop of youngsters emerging there is optimism that the future is brighter than it has been for some years.

It's not just Liverpool players who have celebrated glory on Anfield's playing surface. In May 1989 Michael Thomas' last minute goal ensured Arsenal secured the First Division title at Liverpool's expense and in May 1995 despite losing 2-1, Blackburn Rovers celebrated becoming Premier League Champions inside Anfield. The locals wouldn't have minded witnessing the second of these two events though, as Blackburn won the league at arch-rivals Manchester United's expense and were managed by the clubs greatest ever player, the previously mentioned Dalglish.

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Local Food & Drink

The Albert  (map it!)

66-68 Lark Lane

Liverpool, England L17 8UU

01517 269119


The Park  (map it!)

194 Walton Breck Rd

Liverpool, England L4 0RQ

+44 151 261 2734


The Arkles Pub  (map it!)

77 Anfield Rd

Liverpool, England L4 0TJ

+44 151 263 9496


The Flat Iron  (map it!)

375-377 Walton Breck Rd

Liverpool, England L4 0SY

+44 151 287 4475


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