Liverpool reveal plans to increase Anfield capacity

Liverpool have revealed plans to redevelop Anfield in a bid to increase the capacity of the famous stadium.

Liverpool have revealed plans to redevelop Anfield in a bid to increase the capacity of the famous stadium.

The Reds are planning to improve the facilities of their 112-year old home ground, rather than relocate, which could see the dimensions increased from just over 45,000 to 59,000.

Proposals for an expansion of the Main Stand and the Anfield Road Stand, as well as a new public concourse area and a new home for the Hillsborough Memorial have all been outlined.

Ian Ayre, managing director of Liverpool Football Club, said: "As part of our proposed Stadium redevelopment project, we have unveiled the detail of our ambitious plans for an expanded Main Stand and Anfield Road stand and are embarking on a consultation process which will shape and inform our planning application.

"In order to move forward with our expansion plans we need to have certainty that we can navigate the complex planning process and secure the support of the community, local home owners, businesses and other key stakeholders. This consultation exercise is an important part of this process.

"We started this journey just over 18 months ago and a lot of work has already been done, there is still an incredible amount to do, but good progress has been made so far and we are proud to be able to unveil our plans."

A Sky Sports report added: ‘Subject to agreement and planning consent being reached, construction work on the proposed Main Stand could begin early next year and it could be complete in time for the 2016/17 season.’

 
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