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#ArgyleAtAnfield - Ready Reckoner

7 January 2017

ALL you need to know for Sunday's match at Anfield, as Argyle meet Liverpool in the Emirates FA Cup...

GETTING THERE

BY COACH
Official supporters coaches leave Home Park at 5am from the Devonport End of Home Park. The drop-off and pick-up location is Arkle’s Lane, L4 2SP.

Coach number 1 – a CityBus vehicle – is the only ‘pick-up’ coach, picking up passengers at the following places and approximate times: Ivybridge 5.10am; Ashburton 5.20am; Drumbridges 5.30am; M5 Junction 25 5.45am. 

There is a temporary drop-off point for disabled supporters on Anfield Road, at the head of the central reservation of Utting Avenue between Arkles Road and Wylva Road. 

BY CAR
Anfield is accessible from all major routes.

CAR-PARKING
Only fans with a pre-booked car-parking pass are guaranteed a parking space near the stadium, where a resident parking scheme is in operation.

Free parking facilities are available for supporters at Gilmoss, L11 0BB, on the A580 East Lancashire Road – a key route into the city, a short bus ride from Anfield. The car-park is clearly signposted and bus stops are located directly across the road where fans can pick up the 19 service. Single tickets are £2. 

There is a recently-opened secure car-park only five-minute walk from Anfield, on the A580 at 255/263 Walton Lane, Liverpool L4 5RH. There is parking for 200-plus cars at £15 per car.  

BY TRAIN
Lime Street Railway Station is two miles from Anfield. You can take a taxi to the ground from Lime Street (fares usually cost between £7-£9) or a bus from nearby Queen Square Bus Station.  

TaxiOne offer a shared taxi/minibus ride to Anfield from St John’s Lane, opposite Lime Street, for just £2 per person. Returns can be booked at the bus stop before leaving on the outward journey. 

BY BUS
From Liverpool City Centre, take the 26 or 27 from Paradise Street Interchange; the 17 from Queen Square Bus Station; or the 917 from St John’s Lane, directly to the ground. 

The 68/168, which operates between Bootle and Aigburth, and the 14 and 19, from Queen Square, stop a short walk away from the ground.

The 501 football service is also available and operates direct to Lime Street Station (Skelhorne Street) from Walton Breck Road for up to two hours after the final whistle. Adult fares are £2; children £1.

For more information, go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travelling-around/timetables/AllTimetables.

The Soccerbus runs from Sandhills Station, on the Merseyrail Northern Line, to Anfield two hours before each match. The last bus from Sandhills Station is approximately 15 minutes before kick-off, and the service runs for 50 minutes after the final whistle, subject to availability. 

For more information, go to www.merseyrail.org/tickets-passes/leisure-destination-tickets/soccerbus.aspx

For up-to-date travel information on the day of the game, follow the Matchday Merseyside Police twitter account @MerPolLFC.

FAN SUPPORT
Liverpool has a dedicated Fan Support Team on hand around the exterior of the stadium and the roads surrounding the ground to assist fans. They also have Fan Support team members at Lime St Train Station and Queens Square Bus station.

LOCAL PUBS
There are many local pubs around the area. The Arkles Pub, located just next to Anfield Road, and the Sandon, on Walton Breck Road, welcome home and away supporters.

FAN AREAS
Four hours before kick-off, Anfield opens its Fan Areas which welcome home and away supporters. 

There are activities and competitions for all fans of all ages to take part in. There are toilet facilities in the zones which include accessible and baby changing facilities. Food and drink is also available in the Fan Zones including street food-style offerings.

ADMISSION
Sunday's match kicks off at 1.30pm. Turnstiles will open at approximately 11.30am and supporters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to clear security.

The game is all-ticket. Do not travel if you do not have a ticket. There are no ticket-collections at Anfield, and no opportunity to upgrade concessionary tickets to adult tickets, or vice-versa. 

If requests for duplicates have been made to the Argyle Ticket Office by 12.30pm on Saturday, the duplicates can be collected from the Ticket Office at the Kop End of Anfield from 9am on Sunday at Window 10. They will issue duplicates only that have been requested by the Argyle Ticket Office.

Stewards will conduct thorough ticket checks and searches before fans access the turnstiles.

Once inside the ground, stewards will direct fans to the seat marked on their ticket – fans will not be permitted to migrate to other areas. 

There are no left-luggage facilities at Anfield. Only small bags can be taken in to the stadium. 

FOOD AND DRINK 
KIOSKS offer a range of hot and cold refreshments. For supporters who enter the ground within the first 30 minutes of turnstiles opening, a ‘Buy a pie and get a soft/hot drink free’ meal-deal is offered. To manage the expectations of fans who want only a pint, a separate beer kiosk is available to save time from queuing at the main kiosk. 

WIFI
WI-FI is available in the concourse area of each stand. Fans will need to connect to ‘Fan Wi-Fi’ and register for the free service.        
            
ACCESSIBILITY
FANS requiring information regarding accessible facilities should consult this comprehensive access guide http://assets.lfcimages.com/uploads/6111__6573__access_doc.pdf.

SOCIAL MEDIA
@Only1Argyle and Liverpool's official Twitter feed – @LFC – will tweet match-day build-up information, travel advice and updates.