Goodison Park


* Address: Goodison Road, Liverpool
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 39,000
* Opened: 24 August 1892
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Everton (football)

Extra stadium info – Goodison Park

The stadium, also known as The Grand Old Lady, was one of the 1966 FIFA World Cup venues. The venue hosted its first FIFA World Cup match on 12 July 1966. The national football team of Brazil won the game against Bulgaria 2-0. Everton Football Club have been tenants of the stadium since 1892. They are also known as The Blues and The Toffees. Everton was founded in 1878 under a different name. They had been tenants of the Anfield Stadium between 1884 and 1892. The Anfield Stadium is the current home of Liverpool Football Club, the arch-rivals of Everton. A dispute over rent resulted in Everton moving to their current home. After the move, Liverpool FC were founded.

In 1888, Everton played in the inaugural English top-flight football league. 12,000 people attended the first-ever domestic top division home game of the club. In 1891, Everton were crowned English football champions for the first time in their history. They drew an average home league attendance of 11,000 in that domestic league season. In 1993, Everton FC finished 13th place in their inaugural Premier League season. They drew an average attendance of 20,000 in 21 home games in that domestic league season. Everton became the second sports club from Merseyside with 1 million followers on its main social media page.

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