Liverpool and Ireland have always had a connection with the amount of Irish that emigrated over to Merseyside during the famine and other times in Irish history. Well now to make the tie even stronger Liverpool football club are hopefully of hosting Gaelic games along with other sports at the Anfield stadium.
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Obviously a football pitch is too small for Gaelic Games, but Liverpool are hoping to rejig the stadium in such a way that it could be expanded when needed and of course we all remember the Super 11’s hurling format played at Fenway Park.
In November 2019 Liverpool aired their hopes that Anfield could host GAA matches. That ambition remains.
“The proposal seeks permanent permission for the use of the stadium for other team sports throughout the year,” said a planning committee report.
“This would allow for other sporting events, such as Gaelic games or American football, to take place, typically during breaks in the football calendar.
“The club has advised that this would be estimated to be only around two to three times per year.”