Where to Stay near Goodison Park Stadium ?
The best hotels to consider if you are in Liverpool for a football match of Everton are the ones close to the ground. A few accommodations are well located within walking distance of Goodison Park stadium, many others are located in the city centre. When looking for top properties. See our list of best hotels in Liverpool.
Here are some of the best options:
– The Liverpool Pod is a 4-Star Hostel in Walton, Liverpool, just a short walk from Goodison Park Stadium. The rooms are modern and comfortable and have a private bathroom with shower. A continental or buffet breakfast is available and there is a shared kitchen and lounge for resident’s use. The Hostel is within easy access of the City and its landmarks. John Moores, Liverpool University and Lime Street Station are less than 2.5 miles away. Free parking is available with a reservation. The Pod is cheap and good value and considered a best in class accommodation.
– The Smeaton is located in Liverpool, within walking distance of Goodison Park Stadium and less than 3 miles from the city’s attractions. The rooms have good facilities complete with a private bathroom with shower, flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are spacious and bottled water, biscuits, and tea and making facilities are provided. A popular Hotel in a vibrant location, perfect for sightseeing, football on match day and topping up on the shopping. One of the best in class Hotels in the area.
– The Phoenix is a best in class Hotel situated close to Goodison Park and within 3 miles of cheap Liverpool City Centre hotels. The rooms are modern and fully equipped with TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The Hotel offers a bar and a continental breakfast on order. Well located for sightseeing, shopping and visiting all those places in Liverpool that you have wanted to see. The Liver Building and Cavern Quarter are just 2 miles away. Great value for money and a popular choice with guests.
What about Everton Football Club ?
Everton Football Club is formed in 1878 and was originally known as St Domingo’s FC before taking their current name from a district in Liverpool in which they played. It’s one of the most successful clubs in English football history.
The club’s most successful periods occurred in the mid-60s (winning the championship twice and the FA Cup) and the early 1980s when triumph in the European Cup-Winners Cup was supplemented by two more league titles and another FA Cup win.
It’s also possible to take a look behind the scenes of Goodison Park during a stadium tour. Everton offers these tours on several days of the week. Tours do not operate on a match day or on the afternoon before a first team home fixture.
What about Goodison Park ?
Goodison Park Stadium has been the home to Everton Football Club for 128 years. Constructed in 1892 and situated in Walton, Liverpool, it was the first purpose built stadium built in England. Known to fans as The Grand Old Lady, the stadium is a traditional four sided build with steep sloping terraces, creating a tightly packed atmosphere with supporters close to the pitch on all sides.
Rotating clockwise from the Park End Stand, which borders Stanley Park, the stands are named Goodison Road, Gwaladys Street, and Bullens Road. The stadium is one of the oldest in the world and has hosted more topflight football matches than most, including the 1966 Semi-Final of the World Cup between West Germany and Soviet Union.
The stadium has been consistently refurbished and upgraded over the years. In 1965 floodlights were installed and the subsequent seasons saw regular average crowds of 51 thousand per season. The stadium was turned into an all-seater in 1994 and the current capacity is 39,595.
What’s the Area like around Goodison Park ?
The area around Goodison Park is known as Walton, Liverpool. Goodison Park is situated within a residential area just two miles from the city of Liverpool and the mainline railway station Lime Street Station.
There is very limited parking on a match day around the stadium but the area is well serviced by buses from the centre of the city. There are plenty of tourist attractions and places to visit in the city during your stay.
How to get to Everton FC Football Club ?
The football ground is located around 3 miles north-east of Liverpool city center. The famous Albert Dock and Tate Liverpool are within a 10-minute drive and Knowsley Safari Park is a 25-minute drive away.
Goodison Park is located in the North West of England in the City of Liverpool. The ground is accessible by road and public transport. By motorway from the North and South take exit 26 of the M6, onto the M58.
Take the M57 at Junction 7 and exit at Junction 4 onto the East Lancashire Road (A580). Follow into Walton Lane and Goodison Road is circa one mile on the right. While car parking is limited there are spaces in Stanley Park, just half-a-mile from the Stadium.
Buses 19, 20, 21, 310, 345, are available from Queen Square Bus Station in Liverpool city centre. The 919 from St John’s Lane. The 26 from Liverpool ONE Bus Station. The 919 from St John’s Lane, Lime Street Station, on match days.
Nearest Train Station : the closest railway station is Kirkdale on the Northern Line, located approximate 20-minute walk away from the ground. Kirkdale station is served by regular trains from Liverpool Lime Train Station, the main railway station of the city. Connect with the Soccerbus at Sandhills Rail Station which goes to Goodison Park.
Liverpool Lime station is well connected with Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street, Leeds City and Greater London.
Nearest Airport : the closest airport is John Lennon airport, located approximately 11 miles from the ground. You can catch the 80A or 86A bus from the front of the Airport to Liverpool South Parkway bus/rail interchange, take a Northern line train to Sandhills station to connect with the Soccerbus service.