The name comes from their steep nature, which resembles the Spion Kop hill near Ladysmith, South Africa, which was the scene of the Battle of Spion Kop in January 1900 during the Second Boer War. The first recorded reference to a sports terrace as “Kop” related to Woolwich Arsenal’s Manor Ground in 1904 and then in 1906, to Liverpool’s new open-air embankment at Anfield. The use of the name for the stand was given recognition at Anfield only in 1928 when it was extended to a 27,000-person capacity, and a cantilever roof was added which amplified the roar of the crowd to create an intense atmosphere. Traditionally, Liverpool’s most vocal supporters congregate in this stand and are referred to as kopites. Many other English football clubs applied the same name to stands in later years.