Liverpool have announced that a planned expansion to Anfield, which would increase the stadium's capacity to almost 61,000 seats, will go forward.
Anfield will be extended by 7,000 seats, bringing the total capacity of Liverpool's stadium to more than 61,000, according to the club.
Liverpool City Council approved the proposal to rebuild the
Anfield Road Stand
in June, and the Reds announced on Wednesday that the construction will begin with a ceremonial next week.
It is expected to be finished in time for the 2023-24 season.
According to Liverpool, the renovation work will take place while the stadium is still in use for games.
, managing executive 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."
Liverpool has been granted permission to stage up to six concerts and large festivals at the stadium for the next five seasons.
Anfield was previously rebuilt between 2014 and 2016, with the primary stand being expanded to increase capacity to 54,074 after plans to relocate to a new facility were ultimately canceled.
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