Sport in Liverpool
Best known perhaps for its football clubs Liverpool and Everton, and for the Grand National at Aintree, the city of Liverpool punches above its weight when it comes to sport. The coastline features three Royal Links courses, hosting many Open championships and even the Ryder Cup. In fact, just about every sport is covered across the region, from marathon running to waterskiing and sailing at Queen’s Dock, and even top-flight tennis at Liverpool’s International Tennis Tournament. If you are a sports fan, you will enjoy your visit to Liverpool.
A visit to Liverpool Football Club's ground Anfield is truly a memorable experience, whether you’re an ardent Red or just curious about the game and the club. The club provides a range of tours, so you can visit changing rooms, sit in the manager’s dugout, visit the famous Kop End stand, and even meet a Liverpool playing legend!
There is no place quite like Goodison Park. The deafening roar of over 40,000 toffee spectators makes the experience a unique atmosphere in Everton’s “Grand Old Lady”. Everton have been at the forefront of English football ever since the club was formed. From the pioneering days of St. Domingo to the atmosphere when the current team enters the stadium, the story is one that every Evertonian is quite rightly proud of. The club offers a number of tours for visitors.
For a few exhilarating moments each year in April, the world's most famous racecourse runs the world's most famous horse race, The John Smith's Grand National. When not staging the renowned steeplechase, Aintree hosts an additional four racedays a year and is well worth a visit on those days, or even for a course tour.
Golf and Liverpool go together in the same sentence almost as much as Liverpool and football. The city region is a world-class destination for golf, featuring the finest stretch of coastal championship golf in the world. There is Royal Birkdale in the stunning coastal resort of Southport, set amid spectacular sand dunes and voted the Number One golf course in Britain. The fabulous Royal Liverpool at Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula is the second oldest seaside links course in England, as well as home to one of the best collections of golf memorabilia outside St Andrews. Finally and a little further afield, the acclaimed Royal Lytham & St Annes in Lancashire staged the 2012 Open Championship.