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Main Stand Reception and Hospitality - Level 2

Liverpool Football Club - Anfield, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Club staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Access Support Stewards receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request, Makaton on request and different languages on request.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • Staff can assist with assistance dog toileting.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Anfield is located within a built up residential area to the north-east of the city centre. On a matchday the club recommends using public transport for a fast and frequent service.
    • Only fans with a pre-booked car parking pass are guaranteed a parking space near the Stadium where a resident parking scheme will be in operation. If you are visiting the Club Store or the Museum and Tour Centre on a non matchday, you can park in the secure car park at the Kenny Dalglish Stand.
    • For more information on getting to Anfield please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Sandhills Station.
    • There is a Soccerbus which runs between Sandhills Station and the stadium.
      Lime Street Railway Station is Liverpool’s mainline station for regional and national journeys. It is two miles from Anfield. From four and half hours before kick-off there is a dedicated matchday team based in the station to help direct supporters to the most convenient transport services, including buses that will take them directly to the ground. Taxis are also available from Lime Street Station.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse and Walkways

Outside Access (Main Entrance - 1892 Club, Legends Lounge, Executive Suites, Boardroom and Executive Lounge)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Level 2 of the Main Stand, off the Podium.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is used as the main entrance on non matchdays.
    • On matchdays this entrance is used by ticket holders for The 1892 Club, The Legends Lounge, The Executive Suites, The Boardroom (Level 3) and The Executive Lounge (Level 5).
    • There are two fixed ticket readers located at this entrance.
    • The tickets readers are at a height of 110cm.

Access Point (XM28 - The Anfield Beat and The Chemistry of LFC (Matchday))

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Level 2 of the Main Stand, off the Podium.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the access point.
    • The access point door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the access point opening is 220cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the access point.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 110cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 8m from the access point.
  • Comments View
    • This access point is not used on non matchdays.
    • On matchdays this access point is used by ticket holders for The Anfield Beat (Level 3) and The Chemistry of LFC (Level 5).

Access Point (XM25 - The Carlsberg Dugouts (Matchday))

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Level 2 of the Main Stand, off the Podium.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the access point.
    • The access point door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the access point opening is 180cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the access point.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 110cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 20m from the access point.
  • Comments View
    • This access point is not used on non matchdays.
    • On matchdays this access point is used by ticket holders for The Carlsberg Dugouts (Level 4).

Access Point (XM24 - The Anfield Code and The Beautiful Game (Matchday))

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Level 2 of the Main Stand, off the Podium.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the access point.
    • The access point door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the access point opening is 220cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the access point.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 110cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 25m from the access point.
  • Comments View
    • This access point is not used on non matchdays.
    • On matchdays this access point is used by ticket holders for The Anfield Code (Level 3) and The Beautiful Game (Level 5).

Reception (Main Reception - Hospitality)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located immediately beyond the main entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
    • The clear knee recess has the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is stone.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • There is a steep slope, with no handrails, for access to the Executive Lounge, the Boardroom Lift and Stairs and the Carlsberg Lounge.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, vinyl and stone.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs, escalator and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the main reception foyer.

Hospitality (Bryce Morrison Lounge - Level 2)

  • The lounge is located off the main reception foyer.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to this area.
  • There is a/are single, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door/opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a bar/service counter.
  • The height of the bar or service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 60cm and 107cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of service provided in this room can vary.
  • The layout of the room varies according to what it is being used for.
  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There are not ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
  • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the room/suite.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the seating for this lounge is via Block L14.
    • Block L14 is located off the Level 3 executive suites corridor.
    • Step-free access to the Block L14 entrance door is via main reception foyer lift.
    • Beyond the Block L14 entrance door there are 3-15 medium height clearly marked steps leading to the seating.
    • Disabled supporters will be allocated a space on one of the designated seating platforms located on Levels 3 and 5.
    • Efforts will be made to ensure that the platform allocated is the one closest to the suite in which the supporter is located, however this is not always possible.
    • Step-free access to the Level 3 and 5 platforms is via the main reception foyer lift or the accessible entrance lifts.
    • When using the main reception foyer lift, the Level 3 platforms are accessed via the corridors on either the Anfield Road or Paisley Square side of the stand.
    • The Level 5 platforms are accessed via The Chemistry of LFC or The Beautiful Game hospitality rooms.

Hospitality (The Carlsberg Lounge - Level 2)

  • The lounge is located off the main reception foyer.
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door/opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a bar/service counter.
  • The height of the bar or service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 30cm and 100cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of service provided in this room can vary.
  • The layout of the room varies according to what it is being used for.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There are not ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
  • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the room/suite.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the seating for this lounge is via Blocks L7 and L8.
    • Blocks L7 and L8 are located off the lower tier concourse.
    • Step-free access to the Blocks L7 and L8 opening is via 2 sets single doors. The doors have an opening width of 85cm.
    • Both doors have extension leafs that widen the opening to 130cm if required.
    • Having reached the Blocks L7 and L8 opening, there are 6 medium height clearly marked steps leading up to the seating area.
    • Following the first 6 steps, there are 1-15 medium height clearly marked steps leading to the seating.
    • Disabled supporters will be allocated a space on one of the designated seating platforms located on Levels 3 and 5.
    • Efforts will be made to ensure that the platform allocated is the one closest to the suite in which the supporter is located, however this is not always possible.
    • Step-free access to the Level 3 and 5 platforms is via the main reception foyer lift or the accessible entrance lifts.
    • When using the main reception foyer lift, the Level 3 platforms are accessed via the corridors on either the Anfield Road or Paisley Square side of the stand.
    • The Level 5 platforms are accessed via The Chemistry of LFC or The Beautiful Game hospitality rooms.

Other Floors (Main Reception Foyer)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the far left and far right of the main reception foyer.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located to the left side of the main reception foyer.
    • The escalators go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Lift (Main Reception Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the main reception foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 135cm x 245cm (4ft 5in x 8ft).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 2 - Main Reception Foyer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on Level 2, off the main reception foyer.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 112cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.