This stand is opposite to the Kop and is the newest structure at
the ground. It has two tiers, with the top tier only small. Over the years it has hosted
the away supporters at the ground and presently still does. This adds to the atmosphere in
this part of the ground.
Upper Tier 2,654
Lower Tier 6,391
Disabled Positions 29
Main Stand / Paddock Enclosure
This is the oldest surviving structure, with the Paddock enclosure located at the
bottom of the stand. It hosts the commentators and directors on matchdays. Within the
stand itself is the famous bootroom and team changing rooms.
Main Stand 9,597
Directors Box 177
Press Box 54
Disabled Positions 40
The Spion Kop was a mighty terrace behind one of the goals at Anfield. It was built
in 1906, as a reward to the fans after Liverpool had clinched their second league
championship. It was an enormous structure, capable of holding as many as 25,000
supporters. It had 100 steps and towered above the Walton Breck Road behind the ground.
The name came from a small hill in South Africa known as Spion Kop where in January 1900,
during the Boer war, a battle left hundreds dead. Many of the soldiers killed came from
Lancashire regiments with a strong contingent from Liverpool. The Liverpool Echo was the
first to suggest calling it the Kop.
In 1928 the Kop was extended and a roof added, this took the capacity to well over
27,000 and the new steel roof added to the noise factor. The noise generated and the
swaying of the thousands on match day made for a great sight and was famous world wide.
Spontaneous singing became a trademark of the Kop and the emergence of the Beatles in the
70's added to the atmosphere as the Kopites sang their favourite tunes and chanted the
On April 30th 1994, following the Hillsborough tragedy of 1989, the Taylor report
ordered that every terrace in England must be demolished. So in May 1994 Liverpool
Football Club played in front of the Kop for a final time. Unfortunately the Reds lost 1-0
on the day with Jeremy Goss of Norwich spoiling the party. The occasion was still a
memorable one and players from the past such as Dalglish, Keegan and Aldridge joined Bill
Shankly and Bob Paisley's wife's on the pitch.
The Kop is the biggest single tier structure in Britain, with a capacity of almost
Disabled Positions 9
The Centenary Stand, as its name suggests was built to commemorate Liverpool
Football Club's 100 year centenary, in 1992. It has two tiers and can accomodate for
almost 12,000 supporters. It hosts executive boxes and the banquet lounge, aswell as PA
box, TV set and police operations room.
Upper Tier 4,600
Lower Tier 6,814
Executive Boxes 348
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