Anfield is a traditional football ground situated in amongst rows of houses. The statue of Bill Shankly together with the Paisley gateway, You'll never walk alone gates and the Hillsborough memorial make the outside just as special as the inside. The Kop and the Main Stand are both single tiered whilst the Centenary Stand and Anfield Road end have two tiers. The main stand does however have a number of pillars. The Kop on a European night is very special. Although, everyone stands for the whole game so be ready to only sit down at half time!
Visiting supporters are located in the lower tier of the Anfield road stand (on the main stand side) where there are seats for up to 3000 fans. Views are generally good but try to avoid the seats in the back three or four rows of the lower tier as it can become very difficult to see if people in front aren't sitting down. Catering and toilet facilities are similar to other parts of the ground - pretty basic but very usable. Queues can be long and they tend to run out of food at half time.
Anfield seating plan:
The ground is located outside the city centre, but there are numerous pubs and fast-food outlets on Walton Breck Road and Oakfield Road, within a stones throw distance of the ground. The main away pub is The Arkles, located on Anfield Road (adjacent to the away end), but the vast majority of pubs around the ground are welcoming of away fans, as long as they're well-behaved!
If you're a fan of oriental food then you may wish to check out Chinatown. The city is home to one of the first established Chinese communities in England, due to its history as a port city, and boasts the largest ornamental arch outside of China itself. Chinatown offers a wide choice of restaurants, serving decent food at reasonable prices, open late into the night.
Parking isn't generally a problem. You have the choice of parking in secure car parks in the Goodison area at a cost of £6 or if you're early enough, you'll find spaces along the streets, also in the Goodison area. It's a short walk through the park to Anfield and is well signposted. Bus and train links are very good and the lack of on site stadium parking is the only think that lets the stadium down for me. That said, I enjoy the walk in with all the other fans.
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The nearest / closest train station to Liverpool's Anfield Stadium is Lime Street. Liverpool's mainline railway station is situated in the city centre and is about two miles from Anfield. A taxi from Lime St. will cost about £6.00 for up to 5 passengers and take approximately 10-15 minutes. Several buses go to Anfield from Queen Square opposite the station and on match days there is also a direct SoccerBus service from St Georges Hall (also opposite the station).
Anfield isn't particularly accessible via local Merseyrail trains (its easier to get a bus / taxi from the city centre) but you can take a Northern Line train from Lime St to Sandhills Station and catch a SoccerBus from there to the ground on match days.
Almost all Liverpool FC games at Anfield are completely sold-out. For a complete and comprehensive guide to buying Liverpool tickets then visit SafeFootballTickets.com.
Rivals - Man Utd, Everton
Travel: I and my mate drove up from Wolverhampton, up the m6, which was a nice run. As expected when we got to Liverpool we hit a bit of traffic but found a car park in the city centre.
Refreshments: Parked the car and had a wander around a found a bar called the Slug and Lettuce which was cheap enough. Time went by and we then found a taxi and went straight to the ground.
Impressions: I've been to Anfield before. The away end is okay but watch when buying a ticket, as the back of the stand has a restricted view.
Atmosphere: The atmosphere was electric from both sets of fans You could feel a buzz around Anfield. The game kicked off and Liverpool had a lot of possession as expected in the first 15 minutes. Wolves made a few chances and hit the crossbar from a well-worked move. Then Mane put Liverpool 1-0 up. Wolves were on top for most of the second half but couldn't find the equaliser. Liverpool then made it 2-0 with Mane again scoring.
Exit: Managed to jump in a taxi, which cost £6.50 to the City Centre with was good I thought.
Enjoy: It is always a good day out in Liverpool.
Ground Name: Anfield
Capacity: 54,074 (all seated)
Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH
Main Tel No.: 0844 844 2005
Team Nickname: The Reds
Year Ground Opened: 1884
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