Liverpool is a city that is crazy mad about football. You only have to be in the city on Merseyside derby day to know how true that is! Liverpool is home to two of England’s top teams at the highest level, but your love of the beautiful game doesn’t have to end there. There are plenty of football things to do in the city.
We have compiled a list of some of the best activities in Liverpool for football lovers…
Fancy a few small-sided football matches with your mates? Powerleague Liverpool, also commonly known as The Pitz, is an outstanding venue for a fun kickabout. There are 10 outdoor pitches for a group of friends to come together and engage in some 5-a-side action. To book a pitch, simply check availability on the Powerleague website and choose your desired session. Powerleague is also an exceptional choice for parties and functions. Should you have a competitive streak, you can even join a league with the aim of climbing to the top of the division.
Hugh McAuley Football Academy
Learning football at an early age not only helps kids to find enjoyment in a hobby they love, but it also allows them to grow key skills in working with others. Not to mention they may grow into the next big star! The Hugh McAuley Football Academy is run by a former footballer who once played for Liverpool Football Club during the 1970s. McAuley spent several years at the club as a youth coach and played a key part in the development of iconic players like Robbie Fowler, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. The Hugh McAuley Football Academy in Formby provides the perfect opportunity for children of all abilities to develop their skills under the guidance of professional coaches. There are also Soccer Camps throughout the year as well as one-to-one sessions.
If you fancy something a bit different, then this activity is certainly for you. Bubble Footie is football like you’ve never seen it before. So what exactly is Bubble Football? The rules are generally the same in that the objective is to kick a ball in the opposition’s goal. However, it’s made that bit more difficult and entertaining by the fact your upper body is encased inside a bubble! Bubble Footie is a fun day out whether you’re a kid or an adult and makes for a fantastic celebratory event. There are multiple venues available throughout Liverpool.
Are you planning on staying in the city during your visit to Liverpool? You will find few better placed than Hotel TIA which is based on Anfield Road – just a short 3 minutes’ walk from the stadium! Hotel TIA is named after the club’s famous ‘This Is Anfield’ slogan and is run by people with a unique network within the football industry. The hotel aims to provide a unique experience where football, culture and family are all combined. There are eight family rooms, a large lounge and an outdoor roof terrace overlooking Stanley Park.
If you’re interested in another five-a-side option, Goals Liverpool have two venues in the North and South of the city. There are between nine and twelve outdoor pitches for you and your friends to let loose with some small-sided football matches. The pitches utilise a synthetic surface called ProTurf which has been exclusively created for Goals. At Goals Liverpool you can join a competitive league, organise a party or function, and improve your fitness the fun way.
Horizon E-Sport Club
This one is for all you gamers out this. The Horizon E-Sport Club is one of the best gaming cafes in Liverpool and can be found just off Hardman Street. Whether playing for fun or competitively, this cafe is the perfect opportunity to show off your FIFA, PES and Rocket League skills! There are several premium gaming PCs and a selection of pre-installed games or you can bring your own. You can order a variety of refreshments which are delivered straight to your gaming station. Horizon E-Sport Club is open all week long from 2pm until midnight.
Greenbank Sports Academy
The Greenbank Sports Academy is one of the region’s leading sports complex. Based in the Sefton Park area of the city, you can find several activities including football, basketball, badminton and table tennis. There’s also a fully equipped gym providing a range of machines to help you achieve your fitness goals. Greenbank Sports Academy specialises in providing activities and employment opportunities for disabled children and adults.
LFC City Explorer
We couldn’t forget about ourselves, of course! LFC City Explorer is one of the best sightseeing bus tours in Liverpool. Not only do we go through Liverpool city centre, but we also take you past the best view in the city before stopping outside Anfield Stadium.
To confirm your spot on our LFC bus tour, book your tickets online. If you have any questions feel free to call us on 0151 933 2324.