Ground: Litherland Sports Park
Location: Litherland, Merseyside
My eighth new ground of 2019 was on Saturday 9th March at Litherland Sports Park in Litherland, Merseyside. The match was Litherland REMYCA vs. City of Liverpool in the North West Counties League Premier Division.
The football arena forms part of the a sports park in the Litherland area of Merseyside. In addition to the main pitch the complex has grass and artificial pitches, a cycle track and a main building containing fitness suites and conference rooms. These features combined with several schools on the parcel of land border the football field to the south, east and west with a cemetery on its northern flank. The area is well served transport wise with four Merseyrail stations (Seaforth & Litherland, Orrell Park, Aintree and Old Roan) within two miles of the complex.
The venue is as athletics venue so has a track encircling the pitch varying between six and eight lanes. A number of structures have been added to the western side of the ground starting in 2014 when a 50 seat structure was added to comply with Step 6 gradings. Adjoining this is an additional section of the same size consisting of uncovered terracing - this stand does have the frame of a roof in place so should become covered in the future. Just to the south of this is a covered terrace stand, once again of the same size as the all-seater one. The western side is a long way from the pitch as it is separated by the widest part of the running track (at eight lanes) as well as the long jump area.
The remainder of the ground is uncovered standing. There is a strip of hard standing the whole way round with wide expanses of grass behind this to accommodate spectators. The two dugouts reside on the eastern side while the northern side has a food outlet building. More facilities are contained within the main leisure building.
Result: Litherland REMYCA 1-2 City of Liverpool
Division: North West Counties League Premier Division