New era for Liverpool’s historic Sandon as sports function venue

sandonTHE Sandon pub, which lay in the shadow of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium, is being given a new lease of life as a sports themed function and events venue.

It has undergone a £100,000 transformation and become a partner of the club by providing hospitality for football fans in the revamped function suites.

While the pub is largely associated with Liverpool FC but its origins lay more with city rivals Everton.

The Sandon started life in 1870 when it was regular meeting venue for players of St. Domingo FC, the forerunner of Everton, and became the headquarters for the team. The players also used it as a dressing room for decades.

New owner Kate Stewart (pictured) is aiming to capitalise on the history of the building and its unique appeal to fans on both sides of Liverpool’s football divide and has opened it up  as a venue for corporate hospitality and meetings.

“The Sandon is well known with football fans the world over and it has an amazing history. I’m now using that history to our advantage,” she said. “We’re placing its history and the links to both Liverpool and Everton football clubs at the heart everything we do.

“We have refurbished the suites and are now offering the venue as a unique destination for conferences and events. This is the beginning of a new era for The Sandon and I’m planning further expansion and more facilities in the near future.”

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