Goodison ParkBuilt in 1892, on what was Mere Green field, it is one of the oldest and most historic football grounds in the world and was the first major football stadium in England. Goodison Park was the first purpose built football stadium in England. Mere Green field cost Â£8,090, with an interest free loan of Â£1,000 from the Catholic Dr Baxter, helping to secure the purchase. It was officially opened on 24th August 1892. The mortgage was cleared during season 1904/05. Kelly Brothers of Walton, erected two uncovered stands, each to accommodate 4.000 & a covered stand to accommodate 3,000, at a cost of Â£1,640. Twelve turnstiles cost a total of Â£93. It is also nicknamed the Grand Old Lady. It was the first British sports ground ever to have double-decker stands on all 4 sides and the first to have a 3 tier stand. It was also the first English league ground to have undersoil heating. In 1913 it became the first English football ground to be visited by a reigning monarch, King George V.
How To Get There:
By CarFrom the North
Head south on the M6 motorway until Junction 28 and then follow signs for Liverpool on the A58.
Keep straight on into Walton Hall Avenue for Everton FC.
Trains, run from all major UK cities to Liverpool Lime Street. Book seats via Central Trains. Lime Street is also serviced by Euro express trains.Virgin Trains operate a "high speed" service from London Euston which will get you from the Capital to Lime Street in about 3 hours.
Postcode: l4 4el
Country: United Kingdom