Goodison Park is a football stadium in Walton, Liverpool, England that has been home to Premier League club Everton since its completion in 1892. The stadium is in a residential area two miles (3 km) from Liverpool city centre. It has an all-seated capacity of 39,572.
Goodison Park has hosted more top-flight games than any other stadium in England as Everton have remained in the top tier of English football since 1954. As well as hosting Everton games, the stadium has been the venue for an FA Cup Final and numerous international fixtures, including several in the 1966 World Cup.
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Goodison Park is the world's first purpose-built football stadium and has recorded several firsts in stadium development in England.
As well as hosting Everton games the stadium has been the venue for an FA Cup Final and numerous international fixtures, including several in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Although re-development has taken place, the stadium is very old and as such comes complete with pillars that can and will block your view if in the wrong section.
Visiting supporters are seated in the Bullens Road Stand, at the end closest to Stanley Park. Generally, the section of the Upper and Lower Tiers reserved for away fans will seat 3,000 although for games when the away allocation is increased to 10% of the total capacity, the section extends down towards the half way line.
Both tiers are close to the Park End stand.The quality of the seating, leg room and views of the game from the Bullens Road stand is unfortunately not the best. The Lower Tier has a low ceiling, especially in the back rows, which makes it very dark and claustrophobic as well as having to contend with supporting pillars blocking your view.
There is a car park in nearby Stanley Park which costs £10. The entrance to the car park is in Priory Road. Walton Lifestyles Sports Centre (L4 9XP) where you can park for £7.
Up by the ground there's no shortage of places to eat and drink. County Road has plenty of places to grab a bite to eat including Sayers, Subway, KFC, McDonalds and numerous chip shops and cafés.
The closest pub to the ground is the Winslow opposite the Main Stand which gets uncomfortably busy in the run up to kick off.
Further up Goodison Road is The Spellow pub which is ok for a beer and a couple of minutes’ walk from the ground there are at least twelve pubs which are all really friendly and generally welcome home and away supporters.
I have been to Goodison Park 4 times as a Southampton fan. Below are a list of the results:
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