Anfield Stadium, home turf for Liverpool Football Club, is hallowed ground for fans of the Reds. The 54,000-capacity venue not only hosts matches, but also contains the Liverpool FC Story, a museum chronicling the club’s history, and the Steven Gerrard Collection, comprising memorabilia relating to the former captain.
To explore inside Anfield Stadium, you can either purchase a match ticket or join an LFC stadium tour. Tickets are typically in high demand, particularly for important Champions League and FA Cup matches. Often the best option is to book a tour package, which may include additional extras such as a prematch buffet or halftime refreshments.
To go behind the scenes, take a self-guided Anfield Stadium tour. With the aid of a multimedia audio handset, tour the press room and the Kop, climb to the highest level of the main stand, peek behind the doors of the home and away teams’ dressing rooms, and walk through the players’ tunnel. Admission to the interactive Liverpool FC Story museum and the Steven Gerrard Collection is included.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Anfield Stadium is an absolute must for Liverpool FC fans.
- Self-guided tours are at your own pace; allow 1.5 to 2 hours to explore.
- Luggage and large bags are not permitted inside the stadium.
- Wheelchair spaces are available at the stadium but cannot be accommodated with all ticket packages, so check ahead. Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible, though the manager’s dugout has stepped access only.
How to Get There
Anfield Stadium is situated on Anfield Road in Liverpool. To get there from the city center, take the 26 from Liverpool One Bus Station, 17 from Queen Square Bus Station, or the 917 from St. Johns Lane. On match days, beginning three hours prior to kickoff, the 917 express bus service runs from St. Johns Lane to Anfield every 10 minutes.
When to Get There
If you want to see Anfield at its busiest and buzziest, go on a match day. If you want space and time to explore without crowds, opt for a midweek morning tour. Shorter 45-minute tours, led by tour guides, are available on match days up to four hours before kickoff, but do not include access to the dressing rooms or press room.
This Is Anfield Sign
Of all the features of the stadium, few are as well known to English football fans as the This Is Anfield sign. Hung above a set of stairs leading to the pitch, the sign was intended to intimidate visiting teams. Up until recently, it was tradition for Liverpool players to touch the sign as they came out onto the pitch.