Liverpool submit stadium plans

Liverpool have submitted a planning application to redevelop Anfield that would increase the total stadium capacity to 58,800.

Last Updated: 05/06/14 at 10:47 Post Comment

Anfield: An artist's impression of how the expanded ground will look

Anfield: An artist's impression of how the expanded ground will look

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Premier League club made the application to Liverpool City Council on Wednesday that would, if agreed, increase capacity in both its main and Anfield Road stands.

The application is likely to be considered by the city's planning committee later this year.

A statement on the Liverpool FC website read: "If consent is granted, the proposals would see the capacity of a new Main Stand rise by 8,500, taking it to nearly 21,000.

"The outline proposals for the Anfield Road stand provide for an increase in its capacity of around 4,800 seats, taking the total stadium capacity to 58,800.

"The Main Stand would open onto a wide public space which has been designed to link the stadium and park while creating an area which is relevant and usable to the local community, particularly on non-matchdays.

"As part of its proposed stadium expansion plans, the club has also appointed Tom Doyle, an experienced project director who worked on the London 2012 Olympic programme, to manage the redevelopment should consent be granted."

Managing director Ian Ayre added: "We have the support from local residents and businesses for our proposed plans, that we can acquire the land required and that we can navigate the planning landscape.

"Over the past 18 months we have worked closely with the community, local residents, Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group and we are delighted to be able to bring forward a planning application at this stage."

The club statement continued: "Construction work on the proposed Main Stand could begin early next year and it could be complete in time for the 2016-17 season."

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "The proposed redevelopment of the stadium is a hugely important part of our vision for Anfield.

"The overall regeneration of the area will see £260m invested and will deliver hundreds of jobs."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company