As Liverpool FC bids to win an ‘impossible’ quadruple the pub that sits in the shadow of the world famous Anfield stadium is offering two ‘football festivals’ this month. Tony McDonough reports
Two ‘football festivals’ are to be held in the shadow of Liverpool FC’s world famous Anfield stadium as the club homes in on what would be an historic quadruple.
With the Carabou Cup already in the bag, Jürgen Klopp and his team are now pushing to win the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League. And as the season draws to a dramatic climax The Sandon pub complex is preparing two mega events.
Located just yards away from Anfield, The Sandon was originally opened by the founder of Liverpool FC, John Houlding. It has a capacity for 4,500 people and also includes a 115-bed hotel.
On Sunday, May 22, from 12pm to midnight, Sandon owner Kate Stewart has organised the first of two festivals timed to coincide with the final days of the Premier League season when Liverpool will kick off against Wolves at Anfield at 4pm.
The Sandon will offer a huge outdoor screen, entertainment, live music, outdoor and indoor bars. VIP ticket holders will also have a private viewing of the match as well as a live Q&A with LFC legend John Aldridge.
And on the following weekend, Saturday, May 28, from 2pm until 1am, The Sandon will host a second football festival for the highly anticipated Champions League Final against Real Madrid which kicks off in Paris at 8pm.
Tickets are £10 per person for standard tickets for both events or VIP tickets are £35 for access to The Sandon’s Thompsons Hospitality Suite where guests will enjoy a two-course meal and a drink on arrival too.
Kate Stewart said: “There’s no doubt that it’s an incredibly exciting time for Liverpool right now. Like all Liverpool fans, The Sandon has been eagerly awaiting both the Champions League Final and the last game of the season for LFC.
“Within a week of each other, the atmosphere at Anfield will be simply electric and we’re so fortunate as the birthplace of LFC to also be within a stone’s throw from the ground.”