Details of the final Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield have been announced, including information on how to obtain tickets to attend the event.

Friday April 15, 2016 is the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 fans lost their lives.

This year is an extremely significant landmark for the families and all affected by the tragedy as it marks the conclusion of the Hillsborough inquests and also sees the final memorial service to be held at Anfield.

The service will commence at 2.45pm prompt, with access to the stadium possible from 1pm. A one-minute silence will be observed at 3.06pm and the service will conclude at around 3.45pm with the singing of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.

In the interests of safety, and to plan accordingly, all those wishing to attend the memorial service must obtain a ticket no later than Thursday March 31 – please see below for details.

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said: “Every day we continue to remember the 96 who lost their lives. The 27th anniversary Hillsborough memorial service will be the last service to be held at Anfield Stadium.

“We urge you to obtain your ticket as early as possible and we have put a closing date of Thursday March 31 so we can plan accordingly. The tickets will be allocated with reserved seat numbers so we can fill each stand accordingly. Please only request a ticket if you plan on attending the service, to avoid disappointing other people.

“For many, April 15 may be a working day and there will be those who are unable to attend. We invite you to join us in thought and spirit and keep us in your prayers at this difficult time.”

How to obtain your ticket(s)

Tickets for the memorial service can be obtained free of charge by phoning the LFC ticket office on 0151 264 2500, by postal application to Liverpool Football Club Ticket Office, PO Box 204, Liverpool, L69 3JF, or by visiting the ticket office at Anfield.

For planning purposes, the closing date for tickets is Thursday March 31, 2016.

Should you require disabled access then please advise accordingly when making your application.

Please note there will be a restriction of four tickets per application, but the club will be sensitive in exceptional cases to requests for larger numbers.

Liverpool FC welcomes all attendees; however, please note no prams or pushchairs will be allowed into the stadium under any circumstances. The club asks you to please keep this in mind if you are bringing young children to the service.

The club also requests that everyone arrives early as the service will start promptly at 2.45pm.

Please note that tickets will not be available on the day of the service.

Gary McAllister

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