Everton FC - Goodison Park
Goodison Park is the world's first purpose built football stadium and has recorded several firsts in stadium development in England. As well as hosting Everton games the stadium has been the venue for an FA Cup Final and numerous international fixtures, including several in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Although re-development has taken place, the stadium is very old and as such comes complete with pillars that can and will block your view if in the wrong section.
Visiting supporters are seated in the Bullens Road Stand, at the end closest to Stanley Park. Generally the section of the Upper and Lower Tiers reserved for away fans will seat 3,000 although for games when the away allocation is increased to 10% of the total capacity, the section extends down towards the half way line. Both tiers are close to the Park End stand so you can expect a decent bit of banter with the home supporters. The quality of the seating, leg room and views of the game from the Bullens Road stand is unfortunately not the best. The Lower Tier has a low ceiling, especially in the back rows, which makes it very dark and claustrophobic and you should be prepared to stand up at frequent intervals as well as having to contend with supporting pillars blocking your view.
Goodison Park seating plan:
Where To Drink
The closest pub to the ground is the Winslow opposite the Main Stand which gets uncomfortably busy in the run up to kick off. It is very popular with Everton supporters and it has a good atmosphere, especially after Everton win! Further up Goodison Road, is The Spellow pub which is ok for a beer. Within a couple of minutes walk from the ground there are at least twelve pubs which are all really friendly and generally welcome home and away supporters.
Up by the ground thereís no shortage of places to eat and drink. County Road has plenty of places to grab a bite to eat including Sayers, Subway, KFC, McDonalds and numerous chip shops and cafťs.
Street parking is available, if you're willing to arrive a couple of hours before kick off, in the walton village area. Alternatively, you can pay and display in Stanley park at a cost of £8 or for approximately £3 you're able to stop in the Walton Sports Centre which is just off the A580.
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If youíre coming into Liverpool by train, you will arrive at Liverpool Lime Street, the cityís main railway station, which is just over two and a half miles from the stadium. The city is fairly well served by rail from most British cities but for timetables and journey times, click here.
The nearest / closest train station to Everton's Goodison Park Stadium is Kirkdale, approximately 1 mile or 10 minutes on foot from the ground. You have the choice of either following the crowds up to the ground or striding ahead and taking the lead, in which case, hereís some directions that might help. On leaving the station, turn right and cross over the railway bridge, walking up Westminster Road. Take the third road on your left, (Goodall Street) until it becomes Harlech Street, and you reach the main (A59) County Road which has plenty of pubs and places to eat. Depending upon which of the residential roads opposite you take, the ground is on your right when you reach Goodison Road.
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