Liverpool’s ‘lost’ football stadium found in city after 120 years of searching

Liverpool and Everton are reputed to be Liverpool’s two elite football teams, but the search for the stadium of one of their ancestors has been uncovered. by BBC Going through Liverpool gone.

The location of Liverpool’s Caledonian AFC stadium has now been discovered in Wavertree after the site had been ‘lost’ for many years.

Although only been around for a year, the club had a stadium, Woodcroft Park, in Wavertree and there was a recent call to help find the location where the pitch once stood.

Liverpool gone posted an image of the area where the stadium was located which turned out to be the Grosvenor, Bartlett, Banner, Bligh area and along Lawrence Road.

It was the fleeting story of a short-lived side in town, despite losing 1-0 to Everton in their very first game.

The area’s large Scottish population had inspired the birth of a ‘Scottish Scousers’ club, but it never really worked and soon the land had to be demolished and rebuilt into houses.

What it does show, however, is the thirst for football in the city, even over 120 years ago.

Fortunately our club was born around the same time and we have stood the test of time, it seems unlikely that anyone will forget where Anfield stood no matter how many years have passed.

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