Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014

Liverpool have announced further detail on their plans to expand their Anfield home, with proposals which could see the ground increase its capacity to close to 59,000.

The current Premier League leaders want to expand their Main Stand, transforming it into a three tier stand, which will hold 21,000; that is 8,500 extra seats in the Main Stand.

Liverpool also intend to expand the Anfield Road Stand, increasing its capacity to boost the total Anfield capacity to in excess of 58,000.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre told the club's site: "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."

If Liverpool gain planning permission for their changes to Anfield, work on the Main Stand could begin next year and be completed in time for the 2016/17 campaign.

Revamped and Expanded Anfield

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