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.

Matchday Improvements

We are working hard to continually improve our matchday and event operations around the Stadium. To see our latest matchday improvements click the links below for the latest information:

Matchday Concerts & Major Events Update - January 2019

Matchday, Concerts & Major Events Update - October 2018

Further updates will be provided after the next residents drop-in session. In the meantime, we will continue to work with local residents and other key stakeholders including Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police, bus operators, visiting teams and fans to ensure everyone is working together to minimise the impact to those who live in the area.

Road Closures

On matchdays the following road closures will be in place:

  • Anfield Road will close four hours prior to kick off, when automatic bollards will be in operation.
  • Walton Breck Road 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, finally re-opening approximately 45 minutes after the game ends.

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

The local residents Road Closure Access Pass is in operation for the 2018/19 season. The pass will ensure you have quick access to and from your home during the road closure periods.

We are kindly asking pass holders to renew their pass for the 2018/19 season by exchanging their existing pass at the Anfield Ticket Office.

How to Apply for a Residents Road Closure Access Pass

Passes are available to those residents who live within the road closure area. If you don’t already hold a Road Closure Access Pass and live within a road closure area, please visit the Anfield Ticket Office with proof of your address and vehicle registration number. The Ticket Office opening times are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 8.15am to 5.45pm* (*windows will be open until 6.45pm on Thursdays)
  • Saturday: 9.15am to 3pm

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

Non-residents cannot be granted access through the road closures. You can help us identify you as a resident by ensuring that your pass is clearly visible at all times on a matchday. 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. 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 on a matchday. The purpose of the pass is to ensure where possible that there are no delays.

3. 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.

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

You can collect your pass from Monday 30th July, 2018 (Dates will vary) at the Anfield Ticket Office, 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.

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

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

We have also included a useful map with key information including fixtures which may help answer any specific queries you may have about accessing the Anfield area on a matchday. Please note the fixture list is subject to change due to TV scheduling.

If you require more information regarding the Road Closure Access Pass please visit help.liverpoolfc.com or please contact us via: www.liverpoolfc.com/contactus.