Home of Everton FC

Opened 1892

Capacity 39,414

Rating: 4.4

(5684) Google Reviews

First time visiting Liverpool and we had to see a match. My grandad played for Everton in the 60’s so it was really special. Great atmosphere. Passionate fans. Up with the Blues!
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4 months ago
As a proud Evertonian I really can’t rate the place any lower! But overall, staff are super friendly, food is lovely on the lounges and the tours are spectacular! It’s just a shame that they lost the Brighton match 2 days ago :/
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2 months ago
Great stadium. Very reasonable price for refreshments for a football stadium. Staff were very friendly with plenty of stewards on hand to support where needed. As for toilets there are plenty with hand sanitizer placed throughout the stadium. My particular seat was good and I had good views throughout. Will be returning again. #UTFT
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11 months ago
This was my first visit to Goodison while staying nearby.It is situated in a tight neighbourhood where all the houses and shops and right beside it.We had a walk around the stadium and took a few photos,It's an old building but still nice to see and I can imagine it's hectic around here on match day
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7 months ago
Came to watch the match for peace Everton v dynamo Kiev and let me just say it was a fantastic game! 3.-0 COYB! Great to come back to Goodison. The entertainment was good at halftime shame about the pitch invasion though full of little kids whos parents sent them on! Let's hope the new season is better
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8 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Current structure[edit]

Goodison Park has a total capacity of 39,572 all-seated and comprises four separate stands: the Goodison Road Stand, Gwladys Street Stand, Bullens Road Stand, and the Park End Stand.[46]

Goodison Road Stand[edit]

Built in sections from 1969 to 1971, replacing the large double-decker 1909 Archibald Leitch designed stand. The Goodison Road Stand is a double-decker stand with the lower deck being two-tier. Each level is given a separate name. The middle-deck level is known as the Main Stand and is fronted by another seated section known as the Family Enclosure. The Enclosure was originally terracing prior to the advent of all-seater stadia. The Top Balcony is the highest part of the stadium. The stand became all seated in 1987 and now has a capacity of 12,664.[citation needed]

The back wall of the stand cuts into the stand because of the non-square nature of the Goodison Park site. The Goodison Road Stand is also home to the conference and hospitality facilities. On non-match days Goodison Park holds conferences, weddings, meetings and parties on a daily basis.

Bullens Road[edit]

On the east side of the ground, the Bullens Road stand is divided into the Upper Bullens, Lower Bullens and The Paddock. The rear of the south end of the stand houses away supporters. The north corner of the stand is connected to the Gwladys Street Stand. The current capacity of the stand is 10,546.[citation needed] The stand takes its name from the adjacent Bullens Road. The Upper Bullens is decorated with Archibald Leitch's distinctive truss design.[47]

Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End[edit]

Behind the goal at the north end of Goodison Park, the Gwladys Street Stand is divided into Upper Gwladys and Lower Gwladys. This stand is the "Popular End", holding the most boisterous and vociferous home supporters. It is known colloquially as "The Street End". If Everton win the toss before kick-off the captain traditionally elects to play towards the Gwladys Street End in the second half. The stand has a capacity of 10,611[citation needed] and gives its name to Gwladys Street's Hall of Fame. In July 2016 the stand was renamed the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End, in honour of Everton's most successful manager.[48]

Sir Philip Carter Park Stand[edit]

At the south end of the ground, behind one goal, the Park End Stand backs onto Walton Lane which borders Stanley Park. The name of the stand was originally the Stanley Park End but it's commonly referred to as the Park End. The single tiered stand broke from the multi-tiered tradition of Goodison Park. The Park End has the smallest capacity at Goodison Park. The current layout of the stand was opened on 17 September 1994 with a capacity of 5,750.[citation needed] It was opened by David Hunt, a Member of Parliament.[29] During the structure's development, fans were able to watch matches by climbing trees in neighbouring Stanley Park.[49]

In the late 1970s and 1980s the stand accommodated the away fans. Previously it was open to home supporters. The lower tier of the old stand was terracing and this was closed off by the turn of the 1980s due to it being a fire hazard as the terracing steps were wooden. The front concrete terracing remained and was one of the last standing areas at a Premiership ground. During the 1960s and 1970s, both ends of the ground featured a large arc behind the goals. This was created as a requirement for the 1966 World Cup because the crowd had to be a required distance from the goals.

The area around Goodison Park when built was a dense area full of terraced housing, and Goodison Avenue behind the Park End stand was no different. Oddly housing was built right into the stand itself (as shown on old photographs of Goodison and in programmes). The club had previously owned many of the houses on the road and rented them to players. One of the players to live there, 
Dixie Dean later had a statue erected in his honour near the Park End on Walton Lane.[11] By the 1990s the club had demolished virtually the whole street and this coincided with the redevelopment of the Park End stand. However at present the majority of the land is now an open car park for the club and its Marquee.

In July 2016 the stand was renamed the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand, in honour of the club's former Chairman.

Things to do near Goodison Park.

Walker Art Gallery.

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