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Liverpool set to extend Anfield stadium capacity to 61,000

Tue 15 June 2021 | 11:52

Liverpool has been handed permission to expand Anfield's maximum to 61,000 people.

On Tuesday morning, Liverpool City Council approved the club's proposals for a

£60 million

stadium extension, which will see the

Anfield Road stand

expand by 7,000 seats. 

Liverpool's plan features a new family fan section, hospitality suites, and a variety of other amenities in addition to greater capacity. 

The club has also been granted a license to conduct up to six concerts and important events, such as American and Gaelic football, in the stadium for a five-year term as part of the planning proposal.

Despite resistance from neighboring homeowners and environmentalists concerned about the scheme's effects on adjoining Stanley Park, the planning committee voted 6-2 in favor. 

The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2023, and it will take 18 months. 

The work will entail rerouting Anfield Road around the new expansion, skirting the perimeter of Stanley Park, and then constructing behind the present stand to connect the old and new buildings during the offseason, reduce the impact on Anfield's total capacity.

Liverpool managing executive

Andy Hughes

said:

"This is a huge milestone in our journey towards bringing more supporters into Anfield.

"We have been clear from the beginning that this expansion would be based on our ability to successfully navigate the complex planning landscape; our ability to gain co-operation of local residents and the community; and our ability to ensure the project is financially viable.

"In what has been a very unpredictable year, we are seeking certainty in order to progress with this project and there are still some steps we need to take to get there."

 


source: SportMob