33 Facts About Goodison Park

1. Goodison Park was chosen as one of two English venues for the Sox-Giants 1924 World Tour.

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2. Goodison Park is located two miles north of Liverpool City Centre.

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3. Goodison Park is unique in the sense that a church, St Luke's, protrudes into the site between the Main Stand and the Gwladys Street Stand.

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4. Goodison Park has a total capacity of 40,158 all-seated and comprises four separate stands: the Main Stand, Gwladys Street Stand, Bullens Road, and the Stanley Park End.

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5. Goodison Park is the only stadium with two complete trusses designed by Leitch.

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6. Goodison Park was officially opened on the 24th August 1892 by Lord Kinnaird and Frederick Wall of the Football Association.

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7. Goodison Park was the country's first purpose-built football stadium and has remained the home of the Toffees for the last 125 years.

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8. Goodison Park is located 2.5 miles northeast of Liverpool City Centre, accessible using Great Homer Street and the A580.

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9. Goodison Park has been home to Premier League club Everton since its completion in 1892 and is one of the world's oldest purpose-built football grounds.

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10. Goodison Park was the venue for the boxing match between "Pretty" Ricky Conlan and Adonis Creed ( Michael B Jordan) in the 2015 movie Creed.

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11. Goodison Park is a football stadium located in Walton, Liverpool, England.

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12. Goodison Park is the stadium of the English football club Everton FC.

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13. On the 18th of December 1948, Goodison Park recorded its highest attendance in a match between Everton and Liverpool.

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14. At that time, Goodison Park was considered the best ground in Britain.

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15. Goodison Park officially opened on 24 August 1892 with an athletics event.

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16. Goodison Park was the first major football stadium built in England.

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17. Goodison Park was the venue for the boxing match between "Pretty" Ricky Conlan and Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordan) in the 2015 movie Creed.

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18. In September 1939, Goodison Park was commandeered by military, the club's minutes read: "The Chairman reported that our ground has been commandeered as an anti-aircraft, post.

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19. Goodison Park was chosen as one of two English venues for the Sox-Giants 1924 World Tour.

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20. On 11 July 1913 Goodison Park became the first English football ground to be visited by a reigning monarch when King George V and Queen Mary attended.

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21. Goodison Park has played host to England on eight occasions during the Home Championships.

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22. Two years after construction, Goodison Park was chosen by the Football Association to host the final of the FA Cup.

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23. In April 1895 Goodison Park hosted England versus Scotland and so Everton became the first club to host England internationals on two grounds.

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24. In 1949, Goodison Park became the site of England's first ever defeat on English soil by a non-Home Nations country, namely the Republic of Ireland.

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25. Goodison Park became the first Football League ground to hold an FA Cup Final, in 1894.

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26. Goodison Park is located two miles north of Liverpool City Centre.

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27. Goodison Park is unique in the sense that a church, St Luke's, protrudes into the site between the Goodison Road Stand and the Gwladys Street Stand only yards from the corner flag.

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28. Goodison Park has a total capacity of 40,157 all-seated and comprises four separate stands: the Goodison Road Stand, Gwladys Street Stand, Bullens Road Stand, and the Park End Stand.

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29. Goodison Park featured in the filming of The Golden Vision, a BBC film made for television.

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30. Goodison Park is the only stadium with two complete trusses designed by Leitch.

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31. Goodison Park was officially opened on 24 August 1892 by Lord Kinnaird and Frederick Wall of the Football Association.

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32. Goodison Park has hosted more top-flight games than any other stadium in England as Everton have remained in the top tier of English football since 1954.

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33. Goodison Park is a football stadium in Walton, Liverpool, England that has been home to Premier League club Everton since its completion in 1892.

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