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Everton FC to show Hillsborough memorial service on big screen

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Photo: Everton FC

Everton Football Club will open the doors of Goodison Park to screen the memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

The Park End stand will be open on the afternoon of April 15 so that the club and Everton fans can pay their respects to the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in 1989.

In a show of support for the Hillsborough Family Support Group, Chairman Bill Kenwright will also 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 Anfield.

After the screening, Everton will hold a short memorial of their own after which 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 Everton and Liverpool since the disaster in 1989.

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 Familiy Support Group.

– Bill Kenwright, Everton FC

To attend the live screening, supporters will require a ticket and they are now available from the Club's tickets outlets, including the Park End box office, Everton Two, Everton One and the Ticket Quarter in Queen Square, Liverpool.