Goodison Park (capacity 40,569)
Goodison Park is one of the oldest purpose built stadiums in the world, and has been home to Everton since 1892. It is located in a residential area around two miles from Liverpool City Centre, and has played host to more top flight games than any other stadium in the country.
Despite some developments in the 1990’s following the release of the Taylor report, Goodison is starting to look a little worn down, and despite a couple of thwarted attempts, the club are still actively seeking permission to build a new home. So if you haven’t yet visited the stadium, then it’s advisable to do so before it’s too late.
Away fans visiting Goodison Park are located in the Bullens Road Stand, with a typical allocation of 3,000.
Street parking is available around Goodison Park if you get there a few hours before kick off. There is usually availability in Walton Lane. Alternatively, there are a few options of car parks in the surrounding areas.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Goodison Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Florence Melly Community Primary School||L4 9UA||£10||1.6km|
Located a short walk away from Goodison through Stanley Park, Florence Melly Primary School is a great choice for away fans to park. Revenue from this car park is shared with the school too.
Pre-booking is strongly advised. Visit www.thebigparking.co.uk
|Goodison Car Park||L4 4EL||£10||0.1km||There is a car park within the grounds of Goodison Park itself, which is a popular choice for away fans.|
|Priory Road||L4 2SL||£8||1.0km||Based within Stanley Park, there is a car park on Priory Road which costs £8 and is just a ten minute walk from the stadium.|
|Walton Lifestyles Sport Centre||L4 9XP||£5||0.8km||A popular option is parking in the Walton Lifestyle Sport Centre, which is away from the Stanley Park traffic and is just a 10 minute walk to the stadium. It is also just a 5 minute drive from the motorway.|
At just under a mile away, Kirkdale station is the closest to Goodison Park. However, Sandhills Station might be a better option which is served by trains from Liverpool Central Station. This is because Sandhills Station is served by the Merseytravel Soccerbus, which runs a direct service to the stadium for a couple of hours before the game and around an hour after the final whistle.
Away fans should ensure they buy a ticket for Goodison Park rather than Sandhills even though that’s where you’d be getting off. This is because the train ticket is also valid for the Soccerbus and therefore it works out cheaper. The Soccerbus does get quite crowded after the game, so away fans may wish to consider walking or getting a taxi back to the railway station.
If you are walking from Kirkdale Station, then turn right upon exiting the station and cross the railway bridge. At the traffic lights, carry on up Westminster Road for about 250 metres, and then you’ll see the Elm Tree pub. Turn left at the pub on to Barlow Lane, and you’ll soon reach County Road. Cross over at the traffic lights and walk down Spellow Lane, where you will see Goodison Park on the left.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Goodison Park, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Goodison Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Everton, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
The Queens Arms
Telephone: 0151 363 5528
The Queens Arms is located in Aintree, Liverpool next door to the home of the Grand National and opposite Aintree Train station. It is a 10 minute drive straight down the A59 to Goodison.
The pub is close to motorway junctions perfect for those travelling by coach with a big car park for coaches.
A warm welcome awaits visiting supporters both before and after matches with offers on drinks, Sky and BT sports on large HD TV screens around the pub as well as live entertainment every weekend.
See what other away fans think of Everton’s Goodison Park in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Everton perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!