We will be watching Liverpool play Man Utd in the 11th Street Bar on Sunday the 16th of March at 9.30 AM. Come watch with us!
Our initial days of watching LFC in New York required early starts, reliable satellite systems and reliable bar owners (no tv coverage). Having found a bar that was 1) open as advertised and 2) could acquire the satellite signal, the matchday experience usually involved loud, boorish cockneys and ten-a-penny non-manc mancs.
It was against this backdrop that the need for LFC supporters to come together was realized and at the start of the 1995/6 season, Liverpool Football Club Supporters Club, New York (LFCNY) was born. At the first meeting, in Cleary’s on Third Avenue and 33rd Street, Dave Brenner, Paul Dackombe and Sean Woods were duly elected to run the club. Daragh Kennedy took on the role of club president, in our inaugural year, a role he still maintains today.
It was important to establish ourselves in a bar that was not only welcoming of the revenue but supportive of our goals to provide access to the match and to other Liverpool supporters. We wandered in the desert for a few years until we reached the Promised Land – 11th St Bar. The formative years also saw the production of a literally hand produced fanzine “25th of May” (our homage to The Glory That Was Rome 1977, and in Sean’s opinion, LFC’s greatest moment; it was also a match attended by Dave, Paul and Sean long before they ever met in New York).
The other staple of club membership, or hook, was a free LFCNY t-shirt when you signed up. These shirts became sought after items around the globe. In Baltimore for the pre-season against Spurs this summer, we bumped into a lady from Connecticut wearing the iconic Brenner-Burge-Deakin white-on-red NY skyline design from over 10 years ago. The banner was another milestone in the club’s identity and it has been proudly displayed throughout North America and Europe.
The club has admirably moved with the times – online, social media, podcasts, merchandise, etc. Many, many dedicated reds have donated time, effort and money to keep it going. You are all sons and daughters of Shankly. We are continually moved by the ecstatic highs and tragic lows that are inextricably woven into the fabric of the great Liverpool Football Club; we have raised funds for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and the Hillsborough to Anfield Run, participated in the overthrow of Hicks and Gillett as well as Steve Cohen and built strong relationships with Reclaim The Kop (John Mackin) and Spirit of Shankly (the late Paul Rice). We have also become very involved in the community and have led many food and coat drives, and raised money for a local soccer club, Downtown United Soccer Club, which provides youngsters in New York’s poorer neighborhoods, an opportunity to play football at no expense to them or their families.
We urge everyone to ensure our tradition of support and activism continues.
As a LFCNY member you will be joining the oldest and largest North American Liverpool Supporters Club. Our home is the 11th Street bar, which has been our home since 2003.
Current LFCNY memberships run from June 1st 2013 to May 31st 2014. As a member, you will receive:
- The opportunity to request tickets for Liverpool home Premier League games;
- An LFCNY branded t-shirt;
- $1 off drinks at the 11th Street Bar during LFC matches;
- The opportunity to meet former Liverpool players (we have had 7 former LFC players appear at 11th Street as well as LFC’s under 18 team);
- Weekly emails;
- Merchandise discounts;
- Discounts or no cover for club events;
- The opportunity to participate in club events locally such as the D.U.S.C. football tournament;
- An invitation to attend LFC’s Black tie dinner usually held in April where fans from all over the world attend a dinner where many former LFC players are in attendance;
- The chance to attend the LFC Supporters Club tournament to be held at Anfield in May, 2014;
- An invitation to attend a LFC training session;
LFCNY T Shirt
11th Street Bar
The 11th Street Bar on 11th street between Avenue A & B is the long standing home of the New York Liverpool Supporters Club. This is where we hold events, have meetings and, most importantly, watch the matches together!
We broadcast every Premier League game live and almost every cup game as well.
The bar typically opens 60-90 minutes prior to each game. Anyone can come to the bar, but if you are under 21, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For big games, we would always recommend getting to the bar as early as possible to gain entry. The bigger games see the bar full whereas most of the other games would see approximately 100 Liverpool fans in attendance.
Believe it or not, the bar itself is becoming quite famous in Liverpool and is on the list of tourist attractions for visiting fans. On game days the fans tend to be exclusively Liverpool fans, though opposing fans are also very welcome. Many have even been known to get out alive! The fans are not shy about venting their opinions and the atmosphere is always friendly. The ages have ranged from 6 days (and dressed in a Liverpool shirt!) to somewhere north of 80 (we were too polite to ask) and we get an almost even split of men and women. Game days are well worth the visit, especially the big games with all the singing, chanting, and excitement associated with football, sorry… soccer, wafting out of the bar.
If you want to bring some memorabilia that’s cool, but unless it’s really spectacular, it will not go on the wall due to space limitations. However we do raffle off all memorabilia for charity and club funds about twice a year.
Parking around the 11th Street Bar is attainable, particularly if you arrive early. The Avenues (A,B,C, 1st etc.) have Mini Meters that you can park at for up to an hour for 50 cents for every ten minutes. There is no charge for parking on Sunday’s. There is free parking on the numbered streets (10th, 11th, 12th etc.) but spaces usually are limited. If all else fails, there is a parking lot on 11th Street between Avenue A and B that usually charges about $20 to park for the duration of a game.
To get to the bar by subway, you can take the A,C,E,1,2,3,F,M,N,Q,R,4,5,6 to their respective 14th Street stations and transfer to the L subway going east towards Brooklyn. Get off at 1st avenue (at 14th Street), walk three blocks south to 11th Street and go east (left) one block to Avenue A. The bar is located at 510 East 11th street.
And they have a Facebook Page!
Hit CTRL+D or CMD+D to bookmark this page. All the upcoming LFC fixtures will be listed here and channel information added when it is known. Matches that will be screened at 11th Street are listed in black.
The schedule is subject to change, so check back often!
New York Red Bulls
We have put together a deal with the New York Red Bulls for their opening game on Saturday, March 15th at 4:00pm against the Colorado Rapids.
The New York Red Bulls play in Harrison, NJ which is serviced by the PATH train which can be accessed from Manhattan for less than the price of a subway ride. We have on hold, group tickets in seats at midfield that will cost $31 each. If we get a group of 30 to go, we will be invited on to the pitch at the end of the game for a group photo.
If you are interested, simply submit payment via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org for the number of tickets you want.
I am not sure how we will distribute the tickets yet but we will communicate that information to those who are going, at a later date.
LFCNY outing at Yankee Stadium, Friday, June 27th
Interested in going to see the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at Yankee Stadium?
LCNY have been given exclusive access to the Gate 2 Picnic Area. The price is $110 per ticket and includes the following:
1) 2 and a half hours of food and non-alcoholic beverages starting when gates open (5:00pm);
2) Menu includes ice cream, Brooklyn beef sliders, Nathan’s hot dogs, chicken fajitas, baked beans, garden salad, watermelon and Pepsi products;
3) Cushioned seats for the game located in Field Level Sections 133-134
If you are interested, please send payment via paypal to email@example.com as soon as possible. Thanks.
LFC Tour 2014
We had been working with the tour promoter and LFC to secure tickets for all branches of the Liverpool Supporters Clubs in North America for our fixture against Manchester City scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 30th at Yankee Stadium.
Our goal all along had been to secure a large block of tickets for all of our respective members that would allow each branch to be seated together in a combined North American Supporters Club section behind the goal in the Liverpool fan section of the stadium.
Working with LFC and the tour promoter, Relevent Sports, we started allowing members to request tickets on February 25th and 26th through our website, collecting money through paypal. We had to stop this process as Relevent Sports advised us that tax and shipping were not part of the original pricing we had agreed on, and that they were going to fulfill and ship each order individually.
Relevent Sports were willing to support our goal and were working to provide us with a priority pre-sale for our collective fan base, but after numerous conversations, it was determined that if this was going to be done for one team, it would have to be done for every team participating in the International Champions Cup, which was not feasible.
Therefore, after exploring numerous options, the only option we will have is to purchase tickets through a pre-sale for Supporters Clubs, scheduled to commence next Tuesday, March 11th.
As soon as we have all the details regarding this pre-sale, we will communicate the information via LFCNY email. As this pre-sale is for Supporters Club members only, you must be an LFCNY member to receive these emails. We will not be posting details of the pre-sale on our website or Facebook page.
If you had previously purchased tickets for this match through our initial sale from February 25th to February 26th, your request will be voided and you will need to participate in the pre-sale process to obtain tickets.
LFCNY will issue a refund to all members who previously purchased tickets, starting March 5th.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, but it was outside our control.
We previously shared the pre-sale code for the Charlotte and Chicago fixtures. That pre-sale has finished and now the general sale has begun. We will not be organizing group tickets for this fixture, so if anyone is still interested in attending either fixture, you can purchase tickets for Chicago and Charlotte through ticketmaster.
LFCNY as an official branch of Liverpool Football Club, is eligible to request tickets to home Premier League games each season. This process takes place twice a year. Historically this has taken place in June for games scheduled to be played between August and December and in October, for games scheduled for the second half of the season.
Tickets for the 2013-14 season have now been fully allocated. We do not have any extra tickets for any game but should some become available, we will communicate this via LFCNY club emails.
Daragh Kennedy, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Daragh with anything to do with the club emails, LFC tickets, any related LFC issue, other supporters clubs or link exchanges.
Nathan Smith, Vice-President - Nathan@lfcny.org
Contact Nathan regarding our club podcast, MP Red
Chris Andrade, Secretary - Secretary@lfcny.org
Contact Chris with any questions pertaining to your membership
Chris Cummings, Event Coordinator - email@example.com
Contact Chris with any event ideas, bar events, or help with our food drives.
On April 15 1989, 24,000 Liverpool fans travelled to a football match. 96 never returned. Over 20 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster, we want the world to see the faces of the fans whose hopes and dreams for the future ended that day.
Collectively they’ve become known as ‘The 96′ but to the families and friends they left behind, they were simply a dad, a son, a brother and a sister; a cousin, an auntie, an uncle and a granddad; a boyfriend, a husband, a soul mate and a best friend.
As the wife of one of the supporters who never came home so eloquently put it in a letter published on this website on the 20th anniversary of the disaster, “To the world my husband is one of the 96, but to me and his children, he was always our number one.”
To those who didn’t know them, the fans who died at Hillsborough that day may just be a number of names etched into the Hillsborough Memorial marble.
24,000 tickets, 23 turnstiles, two criminally overcrowded pens, 96 dead and 766 people injured – numbers alone don’t even begin to tell half the story of a disaster that has shaped Liverpool Football Club and the fans that will forever follow it.
Probably the most significant number in this whole sorry tragedy is the one that depicts the age of each victim on the slide show below.
That number, and the faces staring back at you – captured during happier times – tells you everything you need to know about why the events of April 15, 1989 and the fans who died that day will never ever be forgotten.
Page for Merchandise
Please note that all times and dates are subject to change.
Select how many tickets you wish to request for each fixture, enter your name and email address in the spaces below and click the "Submit!" button.
Select the number of tickets for each fixture that you need to pay for, then click the Paypal button to be taken to Paypal to complete the transaction.
Join LFCNY!LFCNY membership runs from June1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. Anyone who joins up during this timeframe will continue to receive the benefits of being a member through August 31, 2014, though as of June 1, 2014, you will be able to renew again. We have changed the parameters of our membership in an effort to be consistent with the process to request tickets from LFC which has over the last few years, taken place in June. Membership costs $25 and includes a LFCNY t-shirt. You can pick your t-shirt up at the 11th Street Bar, or have it shipped to you. It costs an additional $5 to ship within the US and an additional $10 to have the t-shirt shipped to international destinations. To join, please complete the form, select which shipping option you would like and you will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. Thank you. The club t-shirts will be available as of August 1st. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of your t-shirt from that date, or from the date you sign up, and make sure to include your t-shirt size. Thanks.