Goodison Park has been the home of Everton Football Club since it first opened in 1892 after the club vacated nearby Anfield due to a dispute with their club president.
The ground was officially opened on the on 24th August 1892 by Lord Kinnaird and Frederick Wall of the Football Association with an athletics display followed by music and a fireworks display. The first football match would be played on the 2nd September 1892 as Everton beat Bolton Wanderers 4-2 in an exhibition game.
Goodison Park would host the the FA Cup Final in 1894 as Notts County defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-1 in front of a crowd of 37,000. England would subsequently play their first international fixture there in 1895, beating Scotland 3-0 – they would go on to play eight internationals at the ground, the last being in 1953. Northern Ireland would play two ‘home’ fixtures there in 1973 due to civil unrest in Belfast at the time.
The ground hosted five matches during the 1966 FIFA World Cup, including a quarter-final which Portugal defeated North Korea 5-3 and a semi-final in which West Germany beat the Soviet Union 2-1.
Goodison has been redeveloped a number of times across the years, most recently in 1994. Today the ground has a capacity of 39,414 but the record attendance of 78,299 was achieved in 1948 in a First Division fixture against city rivals Liverpool.
Goodison Park will be demolished in 2024 as the club will move to the newly built Everton Stadium on Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool ahead of the 2024-2025 season.
Tenants: Everton Football Club
Address: Goodison Rd, Liverpool L4 4EL
Tickets at Goodison Park
Everton FC Tickets
Everton tickets are available to purchase online through the official website, at the box office at the stadium (open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday) or over the phone on 0151 556 1878 . Ticket prices for the 2022-2023 Premier League season were split into two categories depending on the opposition and cost:
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Goodison Park Stadium Tour
Everton run stadium tours of Goodison Park at least once a day on most days (with the exception of matchdays), costing £22 for Adults, £18 for Concessions (65+) and Young Adults (16-21), £14 for Children (5-15) and Free for Under 5s.
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Location & Travel to Goodison Park
The stadium is located in the Walton area of Liverpool, approximately 2 miles north of Liverpool city centre in the North West of England.
Airport – Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 10 miles away from the stadium, with connections with many UK and international destinations.
From the airport catch the 80A, 86A or 500 bus to Liverpool South Parkway then take a train to Sandhills Station. From here you can use the Soccerbus as below.
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Bus – The bus journey from Liverpool City Centre to the stadium takes about 15 minutes. On matchday, Stagecoach 919 service runs from Commutation Row from 2 hours before kick off. Adult fare is £2 each way, young persons are £1.30.
Other services from the city centre include the 26 (Liverpool ONE bus station) or 19, 20, 21, 310, 345 (Queen Square bus station).
The Soccerbus, run by Merseyrail, operates from Sandhill Station to Goodison Park from two hours before kick off and for 50 minutes after the final whistle. It costs £3 when buying with your rail ticket or £3.50 on the bus.
Driving & Parking – Exit the M57 motorway at Junction 4 and turn right into East Lancashire Road (A580). Follow the road across Queen’s Drive into Walton Lane, Stanley Park will be on your left and the stadium will be on your right. Car parking is available in Stanley Park, approximately a 10 minute walk away from the ground.
Train – Lime Street is the main train station in Liverpool and is approximately two miles from the stadium, from the station you can catch a bus to the ground as above. Lime Street has connections to many of the UK’s main stations.
Kirkdale Station is the nearest station, which is on the Northern Line with regular services from Liverpool Central Station and about a 20 minute walk away.
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Last Updated on February 10, 2023 by Sports Tourist