Monday, March 31, 2014

Take me down to Strawberry Fields

Let's have a round up of what has happened since my last post. Jamie and I headed out to Anfield to check out Liverpool FC's stadium...Anfield.

Anfield has a seating capacity of 45,276 making it the seventh largest football stadium in England. It has been the home of Liverpool F.C. since their formation in 1892. It was originally the home of Everton F.C. from 1884 to 1891, before they moved to Goodison Park after a dispute over rent. It would definitely not be the same if it was home to Everton, thats for sure.

The stadium has four stands: the Spion Kop, Main Stand, Centenary Stand and Anfield Road. Here in the photo above is the Kop Stand.

 The last time I had been in Liverpool with my mom we went on the stadium tour which was a lot of fun and I hope to go again one day.
Jamie and Bill Shankly. Bill Shankly was a beloved manager of Liverpool.

 We went into the club store where I could not resist getting a photo between Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho. Such cuties.

We walked around the outside of the stadium to the Shankley Gates that read "You'll Never Walk Alone" which was the song adopted by the fans of the club during Shankley's time as manager.

The Hillsborough memorial is situated alongside the Shankly Gates, and is always decorated with flowers and tributes to the 96 people who died in 1989 as a result of the disaster. At the centre of the memorial is an eternal flame, signifying that those who died will never be forgotten.

After leaving Anfield we walked across Stanley Park to the other side to Goodison Park, home of Everton F.C.

 Goodison Park is one of the world's oldest purpose-built football grounds.

Goodison has undergone many changes over the years and it presently has an all-seated capacity of 40,157. Everton fans refer to the stadium as "The Grand Old Lady" and the abridged "Goodison".

Today we headed out to go see some Beatles sites around Liverpool. Our first stop being Penny Lane.

After leaving Penny Lane we caught the bus to Woolton and got off. Walking all the way to Strawberry Field. It's pretty much just a gate that doesn't open but it was very cool to see it.

 After our adventure seeing all the Beatles spots we headed into town to have lunch before catching the bus back to Jamie's where I now sit typing this.
To Manchester tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, soccor and the Beatles, what more could you ask for. I'm really enjoying the entries Paige. The Beatles were in my time, very nice to see the pictures of Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, etc. Well, I was young when the Beatles were really famous but I remember them. Your runners matched the Strawberry Fields Gate Paige, so cool! :)