Anfield – Liverpool FC Stadium Guide

Anfield - Liverpool FC Stadium
Anfield Stadium – Artists impression with completed Anfield Road Stand. Credit.

Address: Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, L4 0TH

Liverpool Football Club
Year Founded1892
NicknamesThe Reds
Club MascotMighty Red
Rival ClubsEverton (Merseyside Derby), Manchester United (Northwest Derby)
Capacity53,394
Average Attendance53,027 (2022 average)
Record Attendance61,905 (vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, February 2, 1952)
Pitch Size101 meters x 68 meters

Liverpool at Anfield
Clubs Using AnfieldLiverpool Football Club (since 1892), Everton (1884-1892)
Away CapacityVaries
Biggest Win at Anfield11-0 (vs. Stoke City, 1895 and Rotherham Town, 1896)
Record GoalscorerIan Rush (346 goals)
Record AppearancesIan Callaghan (857 appearances)
OwnerFenway Sports Group (headed by John W. Henry)
Main SponsorNike
Shirt SponsorStandard Chartered Bank

Anfield Seating Plan

Seating plan of Anfield - Liverpool FC Stadium

The Kop: Consisting of entirely pitch side viewing with 36 wheelchair spaces, The Kop has a capacity of roughly 12,390 under a roofed single tier.

Sir Kenny Daglish Stand: Elevated viewing position with a capacity of roughly 11,411. Previously known as The Centenary Stand, now named after Liverpool’s former player and manager, The Sir Kenny Daglish Stand holds the best hospitality seats in the stadium and is roofed two tier stand with space for 40 wheelchairs.

Anfield Road Stand: Two tier roofed stand that holds 9,116. Away fans are housed in blocks 121,122,123 and 124 during games. Currently being expanded to hold another 4,900 seats. Holds 36 wheelchair spaces.

Main Stand: Consisting of both pitch side and elevated viewing positions, The Main Stand holds 20,676 seats after an additional 8,500 were added during the expansion throughout the 2016/17 season. It also holds the dugouts, tunnel and some hospitality areas in addition to 111 wheelchair spaces.

Liverpool Ticket Prices & Where to Buy

How to Buy Liverpool Tickets

The easiest way to get tickets is to be a member of LFC as demand typically exceeds supply for Liverpool games. For Premier League games any tickets that are left over will go on general sale roughly 1 week before the game and you can find details here. These tickets can only be purchased online.

For cup games tickets usually are taken up by season ticket holders and members before they reach general sale. Again these will be advertised on the website should any come available a week before the game.

There are also third party ticket websites that will offer limited tickets, such as;

https://www.livefootballtickets.com/ and https://ticket-compare.com/

If you want to guarantee you get a to a specific game without being a member or season ticket holder then Hospitality tickets are the way to go but the price means this isn’t always an option.

Liverpool FC Ticket Prices 23/24 Season:

TypeAdultOver 65Young AdultJunior
Season Ticket£699-£886£524.25 – £664.50£349.50-£443£165
EPL Matchday£9-£60£9-£45£9-£30£9
Disabled (+ 1 assistant)£9-£45£9-33.75£9-22.5£7

Getting to Anfield

Car Parking: Advised to book car parking when you book your tickets. If arriving from the North best access is from M6 onto M58 and then the A59 before heading to Queen’s Drive, heading right at the Walton junction onto the A580 and then left at next roundabout onto Priory Road, cutting through Stanley Park.

From the South approach up the M6, across on the M62, follow Queen’s drive ring road until the left turn on to Utting Avenue which will take you straight to Stanley Park Car Park.

Local residents have permits which mean you will struggle to find free parking anywhere near the stadium. You can find what is available here https://www.justpark.com/

Train: No local train station serving the stadium but there is a shuttle bus running from Sandhills Station before and after games.

Taxi: Should take ~10 minutes from the city centre.

Bus: 917 shuttle bus service from Commutation Row, Lime Street and St Georges Plateau and should take about 15-20 minutes on matchday. You can also get the number 6 from Liverpool ONE bus station, or number 17 from Queen Square Bus Station 

From John Lennon Airport: 10 minutes from the ground if you take a taxi. Alternatively you can get on the 80A or 86A to Sandhills station and jump on the shuttle bus mentioned above.

Hotels & Bars Near Anfield

Bars:

The Sandon, L5 1AE – Dating back to the 1870’s The Sandon is the birthplace of Liverpool FC and is handily situated on Oakfield Road en-route to the stadium. You can’t miss it thanks to the Steven Gerrard mural added to the side of the pub in 2021.

The Park, L4 0RQ – Just outside Anfield and always a great atmosphere on matchdays that many regulars visits.

Arkles, L4 0TJ – Well known as the away fans pub. A great atmosphere showing live sport and offers plenty of food choices.

The King Harry, L4 0RY – Amazing atmosphere on match days, head here if you want plenty of singing and banter. A proper match day experience!

Hotels:

There are plenty of choices around the stadium and obviously in Liverpool itself, here are a few we picked out for convinience:

Hotel Anfield, 23 Anfield Road, L4 0TE – 0800 689 1267

The Anfield Hotel, 115 Anfield Roadm, L4 0TL – 0151 476 3359

Other hotel choices with a range of budgets and locations are available here:

Stadium Facilities

Food Prices

Anfield is a cashless stadium and is well equipped to offer a wide range of refreshments and drinks. The Main Stand and The Kop offer the best choice, offering draught lager, cider, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks. There is also a good choice of food including hot dogs, burgers and confectionary. Be aware during Premier League games fans cannot consume alcohol “in view of the pitch” and will need to be drank in the concourses and internal areas of the stadium.

There are also toilets throughout and a prayer room accessible next to the hospitality ticket booth on 97 avenue.

Hospitality

A wide range of hospitality packages are available for matchdays across eight lounges, with all lounges offering all or most of the below:

  • A seat in the same stand as the lounge
  • access 3 hours before kick off
  • three course menu
  • complimentary drink
  • half and full time refreshments
  • complimentary programme
  • gift
  • ex-player visit
  • free WiFi
  • in-lounge betting

Tours

There are several types of stadium tours available at Anfield with all involving a tour of the Museum and the immersive and interactive Boom Room exhibition. There is also an option to add on a Legends Q&A element to the tour if you are interested in hearing stories from those who have played for Liverpool FC.

Tours start at ; Adults – £23, Concession – £18, U16s – £14, U4s – Free

Anfield History

Named after the surrounding area the name Anfield opened in 1884 and was originally rented by Everton F.C. who used the ground until 1892. Everton, and Anfield saw early success culminating in them becoming league champions in 1891. However, a dispute between Anfield’s owner and Everton F.C. saw them part ways and left Anfield empty and in need of a team to occupy it. Liverpool F.C. and Athletic Grounds LTD was formed and Liverpool played their first league match on 9th September 1893 against Lincoln City, winning 4-0.

A stand to hold 5,000 spectators was constructed on what is today The Main Stand in 1895 with the Anfield Road end following in 1903. A further stand was built along the Walton Breck Road which a local journalist named the Spion Kop, after a hill in South Africa where a British Regiment had suffered heavy losses during the Boer War. Many of the regiments casualties were from Liverpool. This stand is obviously known today as The Kop. A final stand was built along Kemlyn Road shortly after.

In 1928, the stadium underwent expansions with the Kop now able to hold 30,000 standing spectators along with a roof being added. Floodlights weren’t installed until 1957 and first used against Everton on 30th October.

1963 saw the Kemlyn Road stand replaced by a modern cantilever stand that could hold 6,500 spectators. 1965 saw the Anfield Road end turned into a larger covered standing area but the major redevelopment of the era saw the Main Stand extended backwards in 1973.  At this time a new roof was added and the floodlights from 1957 were removed and lighting added to the rooflines of Kemlyn Road and Main stands.

Anfield Gates

In the early 80’s parts of the stadium saw seating added and in 1982 The Shankly Gates were erected in tribute to the great former manager and they were opened for use on 26th August 1982.

Following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, which was the deaths of 97 Liverpool fans following overcrowding caused by Police mismanagement all grounds in the country were ordered to be converted to all-seaters by May 1994.

Kemlyn Road stand had a second tier added in 1992 to include 11,000 extra seats, executive boxes and function suites. The stand was renamed The Centenary Stand and was opened on 1st September 1992. The Kop was re-opened in 1994 after becoming an all -seater and the capacity now more than halved to 12,390.

1998 saw the newly re-developed Anfield Road end opening as a new tow-tier set up although it was modified over the next season to give extra stability following feedback that the second tier moved during games.

There are statues to Bill Shankly and Bob Paisely outside the ground and The Hillsborough Memorial that now resides on 97 Avenue.

On 3rd May 2017, LFC announced The Centenary Stand would be known as the Sir Kenny Daglish Stand in honour of his success as a player and two stints as manager.

Anfield is currently undergoing redevelopment of the Anfield Road End which is expected to cost in the region of £60m and will increase capacity by 7,000 seats, taking the overall capacity of Anfield to ~61,000 by the time the 2023 season begins.