Liverpool confirm £60m expansion of the Anfield Road Stand will begin next week… with 7,000 more seats set to be added to take stadium’s capacity to more than 61,000
- Liverpool received planning permission to expand Anfield Road Stand in June
- It will make the stadium the third largest in the Premier League for capacity
- The expansion will follow in a similar vein to the Main Stand redevelopment
- The redeveloped Anfield Road Stand is set to be ready for the 2023-24 season
Liverpool have confirmed that they will proceed with the planned expansion of the Anfield Road Stand next week.
The expansion – which will see 7,000 new seats added in a £60million redevelopment – received the approval of Liverpool City Council in June this year.
The move will see Anfield’s capacity increase to more than 61,000, making it the third largest in the Premier League in terms of capacity behind Manchester United’s Old Trafford and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Liverpool have confirmed they will begin work on a 7,000-seat expansion at Anfield next week
The latest expansion, to the Anfield Road stand, will see capacity raised to more than 61,000
The Reds confirmed that work will begin ‘in earnest’ next week with an ‘official ground-breaking ceremony’.
Andy Hughes, managing director of Liverpool FC, said: ‘We have been clear from the beginning that in order for this expansion to go ahead we needed the co-operation of local residents and the community, to successfully navigate the complex planning landscape, and to ensure the project is financially viable.
‘We needed certainty for this project to progress and are now in a position to be able to move forward.
‘We began this journey in 2014 and are grateful to everyone for the contributions they have made to bring the project to this stage.’
The redeveloped Anfield Road Stand is set to be ready for the 2023-24 season, the club added
The expansion will take place in similar vein to the Main Stand, which was redeveloped in 2016, when 8,500 seats were added to a new three-tier stand at a cost of approximately £110m, taking the stadium’s capacity to more than 54,000.
The Reds have also said they expect the redevelopment to create 400 new matchday roles to go with the 2,200 people who are currently employed by the club for every home fixture.
The redeveloped Anfield Road Stand is set to be ready for the 2023-24 season, the club added, with the design seeing the lower tier retained and refurbished with a new upper tier built above it.
The expansion will take place in similar vein to the Main Stand expansion in 2016