Liverpool Football Club is planning to welcome supporters back to Anfield for its final Premier League match of the 2020-21 season, against Crystal Palace on Sunday May 23.
- Supporters return for final game of the season in line with all other Premier League clubs
- Ticket ballot process open until 8am on Monday May 10
- 10,000 tickets available
- Public health and safety remains priority
- Applications from UK – subject to government restrictions
- No paper tickets – now using mobile phone technology
- Fans encouraged to take COVID-19 test prior to game
Government plans outline that from Monday May 17, large outdoor sporting venues where crowds can spread out will be able to welcome back 10,000 spectators. Anfield could therefore be permitted to operate with a maximum of 10,000 supporters, in the interest of public health and safety.
The club has been working closely with its city partners, Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Spirit of Shankly to create a robust plan which is in line with government guidance and prioritises the safety of the local community, supporters, staff, players and emergency services.
LFC has opened a ballot process to allocate the tickets available for this fixture. Supporters must enter the ballot before 8am BST on Monday May 10.
Guidance from the government only allows for travel across the UK, meaning the ballot is only open for registration to all supporters who live within the UK. This is subject to any travel restrictions should they be introduced.
Supporters must also be a season ticket holder or current official member with 19 credits from the 2018-19 Premier League season who have completed Fan Update and must not have attended one of the three games played in front of supporters in December 2020.
Due to this game having a significantly reduced capacity, ticket prices will be set at the price points used for the three games attended by fans back in December. They are based on a weighted average of general admission and seasonal ticket prices across the stadium. An adult general admission ticket will cost £44.92 and concessional ticket prices will also be based on the same weighted average calculation.
Fans can enter the ballot via an online system. This will require them to provide their details and those they wish to attend with. Fans can register up to four people in one transaction or as an individual.
Seasonal hospitality members will be contacted directly via email later this week, with further details on how they can register for tickets.
Before entering the ballot, please refer to a new supporter code of conduct and, if successful in the ballot, a health declaration questionnaire must be completed 24 hours before kick-off to ensure you comply with the new guidelines that will be in place to make Anfield as safe as possible for everybody present.
The club will continue to roll out NFC technology to manage access and understand who is in the stadium. The use of NFC technology will allow fans to gain access to the stadium using an electronic ticket on their smart phone to minimise physical contact. A full guide on how to complete this process and use the pass can be found here.
Fans can also find more information and guidance on the ballot process and return to Anfield at our dedicated website hub.