Goodison Park - Everton FC
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Goodison Park is a football stadium located in Walton, Liverpool. The stadium has been home to Everton F.C. since its completion in 1892 and is one of the world's first purpose-built football grounds. The stadium is built in a residential area served by regular rail and bus services two miles from Liverpool city centre.
Goodison has undergone many changes over the years and it presently has an all-seated capacity of 40,157. Everton fans refer to the stadium as "The Grand Old Lady" and the abridged "Goodison". It has hosted more top-flight games than any other stadium in England. Goodison has hosted the maximum possible number of Premier League games as Everton have never been relegated from the division.
As well as hosting Everton games, the stadium has been the venue for an FA Cup Final and numerous international fixtures, including several in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The record for the highest attendance in women's football was set at Goodison Park in 1920. This game's high attendance resulted in women's football being banned by the Football Association for 50 years as they felt it threatened the men's game.
Goodison Park was conceived in unusual circumstances: two factions of politicians on the Everton board wanted to control the destiny of the club. Ultimately it was a tool devised by local Liberal politicians to gain electoral support. Everton F.C.'s relocation to Goodison Park was one of the earliest cases of a team moving to a new stadium for monetary benefit.
From the M6, exit at junction 26 onto the M58 and continue until the end. At the gyratory go left to join the M57 Junction 7. Exit the M57 at Junction 4 to turn right into East Lancashire Road (A580). Follow the road across Queen's Drive into Walton Lane. Goodison Road is less than a mile along on the right.
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