Anfield Stadium – Venue Information
History of The Stadium
Anfield is now considered the fifth-biggest stadium in the UK. It first opened in 1884 and has been home to Liverpool F.C. since 1892. Before then, Everton had used the stadium until 1891 due to a dispute over rent prices.
Since then the stadium has undergone numerous renovations, including its famed Kop stand, which was expanded in 1928 and capable of holding 30,000 people all standing! In the 1990s and after the infamous Hillsborough Disaster it was decided that the stadium become all-seating.
Anfield is now composed of four stands: The Kop, Centenary Stand, Anfield Road End and Main Stand. The stadium has hosted Premier League, UEFA Cup and Champions League games but is more renowned for its passionate and inventive supporters that create its unique atmosphere.
Liverpool FC was not always known as ‘The Reds’. The Clubs original colours were white and blue… when in fact it was actually Everton who wore red. Did you also know that Anfield Stadium was first rented to Everton FC? Back in 1891, Everton moved to Goodison Park due to rent-related disputes…
Liverpool FC has achieved many firsts in football history. On the 22nd August 1964, Liverpool and Arsenals match highlights were shown for the first time ever on BBCs Match of the day! In addition to this, Liverpool’s game against West Ham United was the first game that was ever transmitted into colour on Match of the day all the way back in November 1969.
Facilities and structure
The Anfield Stadium is one of the most famous stadiums in the world. It has four stands inside the stadium which are known as The Kop Stand, The Main Stand, The Kenny Danglish Stand and the Anfield Road End Stand.
The Kop Stand
The Kop Stand is located behind one of the goalposts at the stadium. The Reds adopted the name ‘ The Kop Stand’, many years ago when a battle broke out in Africa on a steep hill. As a result of the battle, hundreds of soldiers were left for dead. Most of the soldiers which were killed had traits of Lancashire in their bloodline, with a strong contingent with Liverpool.
The Main Stand
The newest remoulded stand in the stadium is known as the Main Stand. The Stand was refurbished in September 2016 and now has a capacity of 20,676 in one stand! The structure of the stand consists of three tiers which also includes 105 disabled seats.
The Kenny Danglish Stand
The Sir Kenny Danglish stand is named after a legendary football manager and player. The stand was well known as the Kemlyn Stand when not long after been changed to its current title. When in the stand you are able to see two tiers that are able to fit 12,000 supporters in. In addition to this, the stand also has executive boxes and banquet lounges available too.
The Anfield Road End Stand
The Anfield Road End Stand is opposite the Kop Stand and was last refurbished in the 1990s. This stand only has two tiers, with the second tier being relatively small, it has held the position as being the seating area for the away supporters of the ground.
In 2019, Anfield Stadium was granted permission to hosts concerts as well as football events. Some of the 2019 headliners have been Bon Jovi and P!nk… and if that’s not enough, in June 2022 English singer-songwriter Sir Elton John will be performing there live!
In May of 2019, Anfield hosted Rugby’s Magic Weekend, which was a standout weekend that saw Warrington defeat Wigan for a third time this season. There were also wins for the Catalan Dragons and Huddersfield, who celebrated a phenomenal 55-2 win against Hull.
Anfield also offers tours of the stadium on and off match days, a Legends Q&A and The Anfield Experience. After an expansion in may to 54,167 seats, it has therefore given Anfield Stadium greater opportunities for upcoming events in the future.
With upcoming Premier League fixtures such as Liverpool v Chelsea and Liverpool v Brentford, you really don’t want to miss out on any of the action which is on offer!
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