Matchday

Find out everything you need to know about matchdays, including important information regarding road closures, bus services, LFC's residents road closure access pass. You can also find out more information about the club's matchday improvements.

Residents Advisory Leaflet - Football Season 2019/20

Our matchday residents advisory leaflet contains all key residential information for the 2019/20 football season, including main road closures, matchday bus diversions, and information on upcoming residents surgeries and drop in sessions. You can download a copy of the leaflet here

Road Closures

On matchdays the following road closures will be in place:

• Anfield Road – which will close around 4 hours prior to kick off.

• Walton Breck Road – which will close 90 minutes prior to kick off and will then re-open 15 minutes after kick-off. The road will then remain open until 15 minutes before the end of the game, where it will close again to support the safe movement of pedestrians away from the area, finally re-opening approximately 45 minutes after the game ends.

• Arkles Lane – this year we will trial the closure of Arkles Lane (Southbound from its junction with Priory Road to Anfield Road) for a short period following each match (around 20 minutes or so).

As usual where it is safe to do so the traffic management stewards will seek to allow residents holding valid City Council Parking Permit access to and egress from the roads affected by the closures. We would ask you however to be mindful of the road closure timings and seek to minimise any non-essential traffic movements during those times.

The Anfield Matchday Transport Plan is available to download and print here

Bus Services

Matchday Diversions

On matchdays, due to high traffic levels, Walton Breck Road will close 90 minutes before the match kicks off. The road will re-open*, once the match is under way, but will again close 20 minutes before the final whistle, and remain closed for up to 45 minutes after the game has finished. After this time, services will return to their normal routes. 

When the road closes the bus will run: 
  • Route 17 (from Liverpool city centre) as normal route to Everton Road, then via Heyworth Street, Breck Road, Priory Road, Utting Avenue, Townsend Lane and then as normal route to Aintree University Hospital/Kirkby. You can view the timetable here.
  • Route 17 (from Kirkby/Aintree University Hospital) as normal route to Utting Avenue, then via Priory Road, Breck Road, Heyworth Street, Everton Road and then as normal route to Liverpool city centre. You can view the timetable here.
  • Route 26 will be rerouted from Walton Breck Road via Robson Street, Breckfield Road North, Breckfield Road South, Boundary Lane, West Derby Road, Sheil Road then return to its normal route. You can view the timetable here.
  • Route 27 will be rerouted from Sheil Road via West Derby Road, Boundary Lane, Breckfield Road South, Breckfield Road North, Robson Street to Walton Breck Road then return to its normal route. You can view the timetable here

When Everton and Liverpool F.C. play games at Goodison or Anfield, the following diversion applies to routes 68, 68A and 68E from one hour before kick-off. The road will re-open*, once the match is under way, but will again close 15 minutes before the final whistle and remain closed for up to 30 minutes after the game has finished. After this time, services will return to their normal routes. 

When the road closes the bus will run: 
  • Buses from Aigburth to Bootle run as the normal route to Priory Road, then right onto Utting Avenue, left onto Queens Drive, right onto Rice Lane then as normal to Bootle. You can view the timetable here.
  • Buses from Bootle to Aigburth will run as the normal route to Rice Lane, then left onto Queens Drive, right onto Utting Avenue, left onto Priory Road then as normal route to Aigburth. You can view the timetable here.

*Buses will pass through the area along normal routes during this time.

Residents Access Pass

We are again implementing the LFC Resident Road Closure Access Pass for the 2019/20 season football season and concerts and major events.

This helps our stewards quickly identify those people who hold a valid Parking Permit from Liverpool City Council and live within the road closure areas to allow them to travel through the closures to and from their homes where it is safe to do so.

Please note this is an optional scheme that will be in operation during 2019/20 and works simply to supplement the City Council Parking Permit. Residents who live within the designated road closure areas are entitled to receive a pass and have been contacted by the Club separately to inform them of the application process.

If you don’t already hold a Resident Road Closure Access Pass and live within a road closure area, please visit the Anfield Ticket Office with your City Council Parking Permit, proof of address and vehicle registration number. The Ticket Office opening times are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 8.15am to 5.45pm
  • Saturday: 9.15am to 3pm

If you already hold a Road Closure Access Pass, we kindly ask that you renew your pass at the Ticket Office for the new season.

Residents are reminded that the pass does not replace the resident and visitor parking permit scheme issued by Liverpool City Council. Residents should continue to clearly display these in their vehicles during events and matchday. Please note that our Stadium Traffic Management Team will only allow access when it is safe to do so (please refer to FAQs below).

You can help us identify you as a resident by ensuring that your pass is clearly visible at all times during an event or matchday. Non-residents cannot be granted access through the road closures. Residents without parking permits travelling to and from their homes on a matchday by taxi will be permitted access by our Stadium Traffic Management team.

We have included some useful question and answers which may help answer any specific queries you may have about obtaining your pass and accessing the Anfield area on a matchday.

Residents Access Pass - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for a “Road Closure Access Pass”?

The pass is for Anfield residents only and has been created by the Club in response to feedback from the local community. The pass cannot be issued to residents outside the area.

Can I get access to my home if I don’t have a “Road Closure Access Pass”?

Yes, the “Road Closure Access Pass” is an optional scheme. Residents who choose not to take part will still be permitted access during match and event days. The purpose of the pass is to ensure where possible that there are no delays.

Are there any restrictions?

Yes, access will only be permitted when it is safe to do so. On occasion we may ask you to wait temporarily before letting you through. This is to keep you safe.

Where can I get a “Road Closure Access Pass”?

You can collect your pass from the Anfield Ticket Office, located in the Kop Stand which can be accessed from Walton Breck Road. We’ll need you to provide us with your car registration and proof of address so we can assign a pass to your household. This is to ensure that passes are given to Anfield residents only.

Can I have more than one “Road Closure Access Pass”?

Yes, you can have a pass for each vehicle registered to your address