Liverpool announce plans to increase the capacity of Anfield stadium

The English club will invest €71m to add 7,000 extra seats and bring their full capacity to 61,000

Visión parcial del estadio de Anfield durante el partido Liverpool-Manchester United de la Premier League 2019/20
Visión parcial del estadio de Anfield durante el partido Liverpool-Manchester United de la Premier League 2019/20 | AFP

Liverpool FC have announced plans to increase the capacity of their famous Anfield stadium by 7,000 so they can fill it with 61,000 supporters. This work is expected to begin at the start of the 2022/23 season. The current capacity stands at 54,074.

On the club's official website, they released the following information

The second-stage public consultation of the proposed Anfield Road expansion has begun today.

Local residents, representatives, businesses and supporters have been invited to review the club’s updated plans, which have been reshaped based on the feedback received in the initial stage of public consultation held in December last year.

During the first stage more than 800 responses were received. The majority of the feedback was positive and supportive of the club’s vision, along with some constructive feedback from local residents on the impact of the proposed closure of a section of Anfield Road.

Based on this feedback, the club’s second-stage plans now see Anfield Road realigned around the footprint of the proposed expanded stand, demonstrating the importance of the public consultation process and the club’s commitment to the local community.

The club has also progressed discussions on the design and configuration of the proposed refurbished stand. An outline of the number of general admission seats within the stand would be 5,200, with around 1,800 lounge/sports bar-style hospitality.

THIRD BIGGEST STADIUM IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

If the building work is finalised, it would make Anfield the third biggest stadium in the Premier League. Manchester United's Old Trafford (74,879) and Tottenham's new stadium (62,303) are first and second respectively.

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