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Goodison Park

Britishers always seem to be gentle and polite gentlemen. But you must be surprised at their enthusiasm about all kinds of sports, which is known for people all over the world. They create lots of popular sports, including football, tennis, golf and so on. People in England, Welsh and Scotland will go to stadiums on weekends in order to support their favorite teams.

FA Cup, Wimbledon Championships and Derby are major sporting events. Thus, there are many excellent teams and world-class stadiums in England. It’s exciting for loyal fans to watch games in different stadiums. Tourists can also go these stadiums that they are longing to visit.

Built in 1892, Goodison Park is one of the oldest stadiums in the world and is called Grand Old Lady. It is located in the centre of Liverpool. The nearest station to the stadium is Kirkdale railway station on the Merseyrail Northern Line which is located just over half a mile (800 m) away. On match days there is also a frequent shuttle bus service from Sandhills railway station.

A large number of major sporting events were held in this stadium. FA Cup was held in Goodison Park many times since the early 1920s. Additionally, three group matches, a quarterfinal and a semi-final of 1966 World Cup were played here. Goodison Park has been the stadium that hosts lots of matches of World Cup. Football stars, such as Bailey, Jasin and Garrincha, had made their best performance here.

Goodison Park is special for its lawn. The lawn is placed on a huge slabstone and the part of the slabstone is carved with countless fans’ names. What’s more, some loyal fans’ ashes are buried under the lawn.