Liverpool to extend Anfield beyond 60,000 seats

Date published: Thursday 22nd March 2018 9:32

Liverpool will reportedly extend Anfield by a further 6,100 seats, taking the capacity beyond 60,000.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Mike Keegan reports that Liverpool have sped up plans to extend the Anfield Road End  after the success of the Main Stand.

Those developments will include adding an extra tier to the current stand to make it the same height as the recently developed area of the ground, a move that would not require any major work around the ground.

Anfield is currently the fourth largest ground in the Premier League, and will remain so when Tottenham move from Wembley to their new White Hart Lane stadium.

Keegan writes that the new development would add at least 6,000 extra seats, but could do as many as 8,000. That would make Anfield the third biggest club ground in England.

Liverpool’s reasoning is commercial revenue. The Main Stand generated £12m extra revenue in its first season, taking matchday revenue to £74m.

 

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