Getting Around Anfield Stadium
There is nowhere quite like Anfield, which for Liverpool fans is the home of football.
Careful redevelopment of the stadium has taken capacity to 54,000 and there are further plans for expansion that would take this figure over the 60,000 mark.
Anfield is already very large and it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors who do not know their way around this famous old stadium. Our guide to getting around Anfield will tell you all you need to know before travelling to Liverpool for a big game.
Getting Your Bearings at Anfield
If you are heading to Anfield for the first time in your life it is worth getting there early to soak up the atmosphere. Two fan zones outside the stadium open four hours before kickoff.
Walking around the stadium will help you to get a feel of the size and scope of Anfield, while you can also check out the Hillsborough Memorial and pay your respects to the 96 fans who lost their lives in the disaster. The Memorial, which features an eternal flame, can be found in front of the redeveloped Main Stand, which was opened a few years ago.
There are also photo opportunities at the Shankly Gates and those who want to pick up some memorabilia can do so at the club superstore, at the corner of the Kop and the new Main Stand. Once you are ready to make your way inside, find the turnstile you need to gain access.
Turnstiles B, C, D, E and F are for the Kop – the most famous stand at Anfield – while the Centenary Stand is served by G-K and L-Q will get you into the Anfield Road Stand. For the Main Stand, use ground-level Turnstiles S or W to get into the Upper Tier. If your tickets are for the Lower Tier, use T or V. Stewards are on hand if you are unsure which entrance to use.
What Is It Like Inside the Stadium at Anfield?
Anyone who has never been to Anfield before is sure to be impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities that can be found inside the stadium. They are up there with the very best in the world.
There is so much to see and do that many fans like to get inside very early to enjoy some food and drink and soak up the atmosphere before making their way to their seats.
Once you are inside the stadium you will be on the concourse, which is where you can buy food and drink from the various outlets. Alcohol cannot be taken up to your seat, so if you want to have a beer before the game you will have to finish it inside the concourse part of the stadium.
Each stand feels a little bit different to the rest so, next up, we will look at them one by one.
What Are Each of the Stands at Anfield like for fans?
The Kop is Anfield’s most famous stand and is responsible for generating most of the amazing atmosphere enjoyed by Reds supporters at home matches.
A massive single-tiered stand, the Kop can house almost 13,000 fans. Many of them stand up throughout the game, so keep this in mind when buying tickets for Liverpool home games.
The Kop has a fan bar, which can house up to 700 supporters and has big-screen TVs showing exclusive Reds content as well as pre-match build-up.
Anfield’s redeveloped Main Stand perhaps has the best facilities for supporters. This part of the ground is also home to the press box and the dugouts are in front of the fans in this stand too.
The walls of the concourse pay tribute to Liverpool legends so look out for your favourite player or manager from the club’s past. There are top-class hospitality facilities in the new Main Stand as well and these will be a popular choice for those who want a VIP experience at Anfield.
Anfield’s Centenary Stand was named after the club’s iconic player and manager Kenny Dalglish a few years ago. This stand is home to the club’s main reception and is the main place to go if you are enjoying the game in hospitality.
Anfield Road Stand
Lastly, the Anfield Road Stand looks set to be redeveloped soon as Liverpool try to push the capacity of the stadium past the 60,000 mark.
Away Supports Stand
Away fans are housed in the Anfield Road Stand, with an allocation of around 2,000 usually given to supporters of the visiting team. There are some restricted view tickets in this part of the ground, namely at the back of the stand, due to the roof blocking parts of the pitch.
Wherever you are sat, make sure you are at your seat about 10 minutes before kickoff. Fans always get the team ready for the game with a rousing rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and you do not want to miss out on one of the most spine-tingling memories possible at Anfield.
Anfield Superstore and Stadium Tour
No trip to Anfield would be complete without buying some memorabilia, so a trip to the superstore – at the corner of the Kop and the new Main Stand – is a must for fans.
You could also take in a stadium tour, which includes access to The Liverpool FC Story museum so you can get up close and personal with the Reds’ six European Cups. The LFC Matchday Stadium Tour includes the chance to walk down the players’ tunnel and touch the This Is Anfield sign – memories for a lifetime!
What Food and Drink are Available at Anfield?
Food options at Anfield are like inside most major football stadiums. Burgers, hot dogs and pies are among the hot options available and fans can also buy tea, coffee or soft drinks to go along with their food.
Halal food can be purchased at Anfield at the Family Park L4 kiosk, as well as in all
hospitality areas inside the stadium. Anyone with other dietary requirements should contact a member of the match day staff once inside the ground and they will be able to advise.
Fans can even order food directly to their seat, if they are within five seats of the aisle, by using the “Seatserve” service. It is also possible to pre-order food and drink for half-time.
You absolutely must try Scouse pie. It’s a kind of meat stew encased in puff pastry – a famous local delicacy you do not want to miss when visiting Anfield for the first time.
VIP Areas and Facilities at Anfield
First-time visitors to Anfield might consider going VIP to make the trip even more special.
There are a few different VIP lounges with the best of them arguably Premium Lounge – which is in the new Main Stand. This is where visitors will be treated to a stunning four-course meal ahead of the game. Complimentary beer, house wine and soft drinks are served as well.
A former Liverpool FC star will also be in attendance to chat to while a hospitality package at this part of the ground comes with a Main Stand seat next to the Directors’ Box in the Lower Tier.
Those who prefer a more traditional feel from their hospitality may prefer to book a package in the Kenny Dalglish Stand. Sevens Lounge, which is in the old Centenary Lounge, is named after greats of the club who wore that shirt like Dalglish himself.
Both the Kop and the Anfield Road End have a Carlsberg Dugout, which is a vibrant sports bar that opens three hours before kick-off.
Fans who book a package here can get complementary street food and will get a ticket in the Main Stand middle tier – great seats to enjoy the big game.
You can find out more info about Liverpool VIP & Hospitality packages on the Liverpool team page.
What Are the Disabled Facilities Like at Anfield?
Kiosks have low counters to enable disabled fans to get food and drink, while accessible toilets can be found in all stands at Anfield as well.
Changing places toilets can be found in both the Kop and Main Stand and visually impaired supporters can order a headset in advance of the game from the disability supporters’ team.
There are lifts available in the Kop, Main Stand and the Centenary Stand, which is now known as the Kenny Dalglish Stand, but you should contact the club in advance to arrange for a pass.
There are 267 bays for wheelchairs around Anfield and there are spaces for personal assistants as well. The Main Stand has 115 positions for wheelchairs while there are over 50 in the Kop.
Unfortunate, on the secondary market it’s not always possible to get disabled tickets.
Are There Any Cash Machines Inside Anfield?
There are no cash points available once supporters are inside the ground. The nearest cash point to Anfield can be found on Walton Breck Road.
Supporters buying food and drink at kiosks inside Anfield can pay via card and contactless technology has also been installed at all outlets as well.