Sport Around the Region
Sport is one of Liverpool’s great loves
The people of Merseyside are passionate about football – we have three football teams in the county, Liverpool FC based at Anfield football ground, Everton FC whose home is Goodison Park and Tranmere Rovers FC located on the Wirral.
But world-class sport in the region goes beyond football: Merseyside is the golfing capital of England with over 40 courses, seven of which are leading championship venues – Royal Liverpool hosted the Open Championship in 2006 and Royal Birkdale in 2008.
Liverpool is home to the Grand National, the most famous steeplechase in the world, which attracts an audience of 600 million people. Visit the Aintree Experience and you can take a virtual ride round the hair-raising steeplechase course that has earned its own special place in sporting history.
The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is held annually in Calderstones Park and has included stars such as John McEnroe and Martina Hingis.