Liverpool play their home games at Anfield, which is widely considered one of the most atmospheric football stadiums in Europe. Built in 1884, it was originally home to Liverpool’s now arch-rivals Everton, but was taken over by its current incumbents after the club was formed in 1892. The stadium has undergone substantial changes down the decades, and today holds a capacity of 54,074 making it the sixth largest football venue in England.
Atmospheric shadows cast over the green Anfield turf (Photo: darren-brown via Flickr)
With the Premier League season held from August to May, and a number of cup games played across this period too, there are plenty of opportunities for attending Anfield for a live match. If you’re planning a trip to the UK, and would like to find out if Liverpool are playing any homes games during the dates you’d like to come, there are full fixture lists for the upcoming season available to view online.
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Match tickets for both Premier League and cup games at Anfield are initially sold to Official Members only. After sales to Members, subject to availability a limited number of tickets will go on a Local General sale, approximately 1 week before the game. However, there are some alternative options for getting hold of a ticket for Anfield. We’ve looked into them and offered our findings below.
Tickets for matches at Anfield go on sale first to members and then the general public, usually across a period of 24-48 hours, and can be purchased online only. For matches scheduled in the first half of the season, tickets tend to go on sale in early July and for the second half of the season in early November. If you’re only planning to attend a one-off game, you may well decide that membership isn’t worth it, but if this doesn’t put you off, the club offers a Light Membership option for an affordable £26.99 a year. However, unlike a number of other high profile clubs, tickets going on general sale is not that unusual and so you may want to chance your luck on picking one up on the open market. The club usually updates their website with ‘on-sale’ dates, although this information doesn’t always make it to the main page of the website, so keep a keen eye out for it in the News section. All updates will eventually be listed on the ticket availability page.
Ticketbis offers you the chance to get hold of a ticket at very late notice, because they advertise tickets right up to kick off. The website is basically an online ticket exchange platform that anyone can use to buy or sell tickets for major sports and entertainment events across the UK. Users can price tickets at any level they wish (and change it at any time) and those looking for a ticket can decide whether they want to pay that price. Supply and demand working in perfect harmony! Of course, the result is that tickets for high profile games tend to be priced way above face value, but for visitors looking for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Liverpool take on, say, Manchester United, Everton or even a European heavyweight like Real Madrid at Anfield, then Ticketbis probably represents your best hope.
Part of the Thomas Cook travel agency, Thomas Cook Sport offer unique hospitality packages that combine official tickets for sporting events across Europe with hotel accommodation close to the stadium. For matches at Anfield, they have partnered with a number of hotels within easy reach of the ground, such as the Jurys Inn Liverpool, Novotel Liverpool City Centre and Staybridge Suites Liverpool. Once at Anfield, guests get the full treatment including access to the Anfield Beat Lounge to relax and enjoy a few pre-match drinks, pre-match entertainment and prize draw, the chance to meet a Liverpool legend and a complimentary match-day programme. Match tickets are in the lower tier of the Main Stand. Pricing for these packages starts at £199.