Liverpool unveil £60m plans to transform Anfield into 61,000 seater stadium


Liverpool have unveiled their £60million plans to transform Anfield and make their Anfield Road End stand even bigger than the Kop.

The Reds hope to take the capacity of Anfield to over 61,000 in the new development, which will see an extra 7,000 seats added to the Anfield Road End.

A series of public consultation events will be held over the expansion, with the first taking place on Friday and further information being made available at Saturday’s home match against Brighton and Hove Albion and Wednesday’s against Everton .

The two-tiered Anfield Road End – which includes away supporters – is set to house 16,000 fans, making it one third bigger than the Kop end, which is a single tier.

The new Anfield Road end will house 16,000 fans

The club have vowed that the majority of the tickets available in expanded stand will be at general admission prices.

“We are working towards creating an expanded Anfield Road Stand which will see around 7,000 additional seats,” said Andy Hughes, Liverpool’s chief operating officer.

The new two-tier stand will be bigger in capacity than the Kop

“The majority of these seats will be for general admission use and we expect some seats will be allocated for a sports bar/lounge-type hospitality in order to ensure the economic viability of the expansion.

“Further profiling is needed and we expect to provide more detail at the second-stage consultation early next year.

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The current two-tiered Anfield Road stand, which also houses away fans

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“These first-stage consultation sessions we are holding are crucial as they will be used to inform the design proposals we are developing, which in turn will help us to make a decision on whether to proceed with the expansion as a whole.”

The new development will see Anfield leap from the sixth biggest stadium in the Premier League to the third, behind just Manchester United’s Old Trafford and the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.





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