Sabtu, 28 Januari 2023


Anfield Stadium Founded and inaugurated in 1884 and owned by John Houlding, Anfield is leased to Everton. Everton's owner at the time, John Orrell, rented Anfield for £100 per year in 1884-1888. But as Everton grew rapidly, Houlding took a business opportunity and increased the rent to £250/year. Around the stadium, only Houlding's beer is allowed to be sold. His Hotel Sandon also houses the players' dressing room. These monopolistic decisions made Houlding hated by Everton.

An overview of Anfield 1892

But this is where the blessings start to emerge. Everton turned down Houlding's offer to buy Anfield for £6,000. They demanded a rent of 180 pounds per year. The offer was rejected. The conflict deepens. The climax, March 12, 1892. The meeting of Everton officials was chaotic, Houlding walked out. "I am here to be tried, and a defendant never sits in a chair." So said Houlding before leaving the meeting room.

John Houlding
March 15, 1892. Everton decided to leave Anfield and buy land for the construction of a new stadium, Goodison Park. While Houlding? Alone in a deserted Anfield. An idea was born that would redefine football: The formation of Liverpool FC. March 15, 1892, WE Barclay proposed the name "Liverpool FC" for the newly formed club. Initially, Anfield only had a capacity of 8,000 spectators, and was not equipped with adequate lighting. Liverpool's first match at Anfield was attended by only around 200 people. As Liverpool grew, Anfield was no longer able to accommodate spectators. 1895, the first renovations were carried out. , after the second time Liverpool won the Championships League, thus was born the stadium's illustrious part: the Spion Kop. The stand was named "Spion Kop" in memory of Liverpool journalist Ernest Edwards who died on the Kop during the Boer War.

John Houlding

The term Kop was then famous, various other clubs also adopted it. But of course, Anfield first. In 1928, The Kop underwent a major renovation. The roof was installed and the capacity was increased to 30 thousand. In 1952, the record for the most spectators at Anfield was broken. 61,905 people turned out at Anfield to watch the Redmen take on Wolves. Anfield continues to beautify itself. In 1957, fog lights were installed, and 6 years later, the Kemlyn Road grandstand was modernized. Kemplyn Road renovation cost 350 thousand pounds.

Anfield 1903

In 1965, the Anfield Road stand followed to be given a roof. In 1973, the Main Stand underwent a redesign, and 9 years later, the Anfield Road stand was fully seated. In the same year (1982), the famous The Shankly Gates was founded. The Kemlyn Road stand was later renovated and named the Centenary Stand in 1992, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Liverpool's existence. 1994. A sad moment for the Kopites. The Kop had to be torn down and rebuilt as an all-seater. Why? "Hillsborough 1989" is sufficient to answer this question. Standing stands are no longer safe. 1997, a bronze statue of Bill Shankly was erected. Paisley Gateway followed in 1999. Anfield as we know it today was finished.

1. Shankly Gates
Main gate to enter Anfield. Inaugurated August 26, 1982. So named as a tribute to the coach who is considered the most credited with making Liverpool proud on the world stage, Bill Shankly. At the top of this gate there is a legendary inscription “ You'll Never Walk Alone ”.

2. Paisley Gates
The second gate into Anfield was built to honor legendary coach Bob Paisley. Together with Paisley, Liverpool experienced great success on the local scene as well as at European level. Same with the Shankly Gates , at the top of this gate there is a legendary inscription " You'll Never Walk Alone ".

3. Hillsborough Memorial
Memorial monument located next to the Shankly Gates. Built to commemorate the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough tragedy, the rioting of fans when Liverpool played versus Nottingham Forest in the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. The names of the victims are written on this monument.

4. Flagpole Corner
There used to be a flagpole in the corner of the Kop End and Kemlyn Road stands (where the fanatical fans are), from the former ship MV Great Eastern. Today it is known as Flagpole Corner.

5. This Is Anfield
Writing on the wall of the hall that connects the dressing rooms to the field. This board was installed since the era of Bill Shankly. The words “ This Is Anfield ”, are used to break down the opponent's mental state before a match. That said, the majority of Liverpool players often get excited when they go through this article.

Some interesting facts about Anfield:
· First ever match played at Anfield: 28 September 1884, Everton 5-0 Earlestown
· First ever league match played at Anfield: 8 September 1888, Everton vs Accrington
· First ever match played by Liverpool at Anfield: 1 September 1892, Liverpool 7-1 Rotherham Town
· First ever league match played by Liverpool at Anfield: 9 September 1893, vs Lincoln City (LFC 4-0 LCIT)
· Anfield's oldest surviving original structure is The Main Stand, while the youngest is the Anfield Road stand
· Anfield grass is cut on average two to four times a week.
· The Anfield grass is one inch (approximately 2.5 cm) high in season and 2 inches in the off-season
· At the games, there were 400-420 guards, 65 police, doctors, paramedics team, and 40 St John ambulance officers.
· The closest pub to Anfield is called The Albert.
· Sending a letter to Anfield? The address is Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0 TH
· Anfield coordinates are 53°25′50.95″N 2°57′38.98″W. (53°25′50.95″ N 2°57′38.98″ W)
· The electronic scoreboard at Anfield was only installed in 2003
· In January 2004, there was a disturbance on the electronic scoreboard which resulted in Liverpool's score 54-0 Everton
· If you enter Anfield one day, you will meet two Anfield groundsmen and three from Melwood
· In the corner between The Kop and the Centenary Stand, there is the flagpole of the ship Great Eastern. Getting to Anfield? We will describe the road route for those of you who want to go to Anfield
· By road, you can use the bus which takes 7-8 hours, or the train which takes 3-4 hours from London
· If driving a private car, take the M6 ​​line. Take the M62 after that, continue until the end of the motorway
· Then turn right at the A5058 onto Queens Drive. After about 3 miles, turn left onto Utting Avenue
· And after about 1 mile, turn left onto Anfield Road. Voila, you are at Anfield!

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