Anfield Road Stadium Tickets September 2012


Anfield Road Stadium - Opening 1884 

Buy Liverpool tickets and Anfield Stadium tickets now online. Anfield has a capacity of 45,522 seats - and they sell out for popular ties.

Liverpool has for years considered moving away from Anfield to a larger and more modern stadium. The club has already received planning permission for a new 60,000-seater stadium at nearby Stanley Park, but has thus far not been able to find sufficient funding.

Liverpool’s new ownership reportedly play to stay at Anfield for a while, and they are currently investigating the possibilities of redeveloping Anfield, which would likely include the reconstruction of a new Main Stand.

Anfield Road Stadium opened in 1884, and was originaly rented by Everton FC. The first game at Anfield, on the 28th of September 1884, saw Everton beat Earlstown 5-0.

In 1891, Everton moved out of Anfield after a dispute over the rent, and one year later Liverpool started renting the ground. Their first match at Anfield was a 7-1 win over Rotherham.

Anfield underwent several developments in the late 19th and early 20th century, among which the construction of a new main stand designed by Archibal Leitch in 1895 and construction of the famous Spion Kop in 1906.

The Kop was expanded in 1928 to hold about 30,000 fans.

Anfield set its record attendances in 1958 when 61,905 people attended a match between Liverpool and the Wolves.

The stadium was further rebuilt between 1963 and 1973. In this latter year the old Main Stand got demolished and replaced with a new one.

Anfield did not host any matches during the 1966 World Cup, which were instead played at neighbouring Goodison Park.

In the 1980s, a start was made into converting the stadium into an all-seater, and in 1982 the famous Shankly Gates were erected.

The last significant changes to the stadium were made in the 1990s, first with the rebuilding of the two-tiered Centenary Stand, then with the conversion of the Kop into an all-seater stand, and finally in 1998 with the construction of a second tier on the Anfield Road Stand.

Anfield was one of the playing venues of the Euro 1996 tournament, during which it hosted three group matches and the quarter-final between France and the Netherlands (0-0).


Anfield is located about 2 miles north of Liverpool city centre in the middle of the Anfield area. Just half a mile away, separated by Stanley Park, liesGoodison Park, the home of Liverpool rivals Everton.

If coming from the M57 north, exit at junction 4 toward Liverpool/A580. Follow the A580 toward the city for almost 4 miles, and, after having passed Walton Hall Park on your right, turn left onto Queens Drive (A5058). After half a mile turn right at the traffic lights onto Utting Avenue. Continue until you see the ground on your right.

Coming from the south or east, approach the city on the M62 and follow for A5058 Queens Drive. Stay on the A5058 for about 3 miles, and turn left at the traffic lights at Utting Avenue. Continue until you see the stadium on your right.

If using public transport, take bus 17 from Queens Square bus station, which lies almost opposite Liverpool Lime Street train station in Liverpool’s centre. Alternatively, one can take bus 26 or 27 from Paradise street, also in the centre, or bus 917 from St John’s Lane. All buses leave you directly at the ground.

Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH


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