Anfield Stadium is a football stadium in Anfield, Liverpool city, Merseyside, England. Built in 1884, it has been the home ground for the Liverpool club since the football team was founded in 1892. Originally it was built on the purpose of being the home ground of Everton from 1884 to 1891 before they moved to Goodison Park after a controversy with the club president.
The pitch is divided into four sections: Spion Kop, Main Stand, Sir Kenny Dalglish (Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand, formerly known as Centenary Stand) and Anfield Road stands (Anfield Road), with the total capacity of approximately 54,074, making it the 7th largest football stadium in England. The record in terms of participation, which at that time was up to 61,905 fans was set in the 1952 match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The stadium was reduced in capacity in 1994 due to the Taylor Report.
Some of the stadium’s famous buildings with the special structure of two gates named after two former Liverpool coaches Bob Paisley Gate and Bill Shankly Gate. There is also a statue of Shankly on the outside of the stadium. The yard is 3 km from Liverpool Lime Street train station. It was first intended that in 2002 it would be replaced by a new stadium next to Stanley Park. However, after Fenway Sports Group acquired Liverpool F.C. in 2010, the plan did not turn out to be real.
Anfield is a UEFA stadium which has been chosen to host many international matches, including those from England. The court was also used in the Euro 1996 finals. It was originally used in many activities, such as boxing matches and tennis.