Apr 032014

Park End stand will be open so that the club and Blues supporters can pay their respects

This year’s Hillsborough memorial service will be screened live at Goodison Park, Everton FC have announced.

The Park End stand will be open so that the club and Blues supporters can pay their respects to the 96 Liverpool FC fans who tragically lost their lives in 1989.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

Everton FC chairman Bill Kenwright will be in attendance at Goodison Park, along with the first-team squad, to watch the memorial service live from Anfield. Roberto Martinez will be among those speaking at Liverpool’s home ground.

The service will take place at 2.45pm on Tuesday, April 15.

Mr Kenwright said:  “Our city is home to almost half a million people known around the world for their compassion, humour and love of the great game.  We are brought together by two much admired, world famous football clubs who have stood shoulder to shoulder since the unimaginable tragedy, at Hillsborough, some 25 years ago.

“Everton will continue to provide support whenever we can to the remarkable Hillsborough Family Support Group. We are proud of them, and for them. We also know that the compassion and fraternity that transcends our city would have been there, unswerving and unconditional, if the balls had simply come out of the bag differently, prior to that fateful day.”

Everton plan to hold a short memorial service of their own after the screening. A group of local school children will lead a procession from Goodison Park to Anfield, holding 96 linked football scarves to represent the unity of the two clubs since the disaster in 1989.

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Last week, Everton announced plans to erect a memorial plaque to pay tribute to the 96.

The club will also hold a period of remembrance before the Premier League game against Crystal Palace to remember the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Supporters will require a ticket to attend the live screening of the memorial service at Goodison. They are available from the club’s tickets (Click to find tickets) outlets, including the Park End box office, Everton Two, Everton One and the Ticket Quarter in Queens Square.  Call 0871 663 1878 further information.

Seating will be unreserved and limited to the Park End only. Limited car parking spaces will be available in the Park End and at Gwladys Street School.

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