On this day in 1994 the standing Kop saw its last ever game played in front of it.
On the penultimate match of the 1993/94 season the long standing, world famous Spion Kop at Anfield witnessed its final game before its demolition. A stand that had witnessed some of footballs most unbelievable triumphs the Kop had become synonymous with the electric atmosphere it so regularly produced, that red wall of noise becoming renowned the world over as one of the loudest and most energetic stands in football. Made to resemble a hill in the Transvaal region of South Africa, the Spion Kop stand was capable of holding 30,000 supporters at times, more than half the capacity than that of the newly expanded Anfield.
The match against Norwich itself served as a timid farewell to one of the greatest stands in world football, the Canaries running out 1-0 victors. However, such a farewell does not belittle what the Kop meant to Liverpool, nor what it did for them, with folklore telling of how the support emanating from the famous stand sucked the ball into the net on that famous European night at Anfield against Saint Etienne in 1977.
It does seem apt to remind people, amidst all the nostalgia, as to the reason why the stand was renovated and altered to an all-seater stand. That reason being the Hillsborough disaster. And so the Kop was changed to a safer, seated section of Anfield as a precaution so that no such tragedy should ever occur again.