- Liverpool get planning permission to extend Anfield Road stand in June
- This would make the stadium the third largest in the Premier League for capacity.
- The expansion will be the same as the main stand redevelopment
- The redeveloped Enfield road stand is set to be ready for the 2023-24 season
Liverpool have confirmed that they will go ahead with the planned extension of the Anfield Road stand next week.
The expansion – which will see 7,000 new seats added in a £60 million redevelopment – received Liverpool City Council approval in June this year.
The move will increase Anfield’s capacity to over 61,000, making it the third largest in the Premier League in terms of capacity after Manchester United’s Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Liverpool have confirmed they will start work on an expansion to 7,000 seats at Anfield next week
The latest expansion of Enfield Road Stand has a capacity of 61,000. will exceed
The move will make Anfield the third-largest Premier League ground for capacity
West Ham’s 80,000-seat London Stadium is currently only allowing a capacity of 60,000 for football matches, meaning the Reds’ capacity will once surpass the East London team. The project – which will begin in earnest with the ‘official foundation stone ceremony’ next week – has been completed.
Liverpool FC Managing Director Andy Hughes said: ‘We have been clear from the outset that we need the cooperation of local residents and the community to successfully navigate the complex planning landscape to drive this expansion, and this To ensure that the project is financially viable.
‘We needed certainty for the progress of this project and now we are in a position to be able to move forward.
‘We started this journey in 2014 and are grateful to everyone for their contribution to bring the project to this level.’
The club said the redeveloped Enfield Road stand is ready for the 2023-24 season
The Reds have also stated that they expect to create 400 new matchday roles from the redevelopment.
The expansion will be similar to the main stand, which was redeveloped in 2016, when 8,500 seats were added to a new three-tier stand at a cost of approximately £110m, bringing the stadium’s capacity to over 54,000.
The Reds have also said that they expect the redevelopment – which went through enabling works during the summer – to create 400 new match roles to go with 2,200 people currently serving as the fixture of every home. are employed by the club.
The redeveloped Enfield Road stand is set to be ready for the 2023-24 season, the club said, with the design retaining the lower level and refurbished with a new upper level built over it.
However the club insisted that they had ‘carefully considered’ Anfield not to damage the ‘world-class atmosphere’ and ensured that it was acoustically matched to the main stand.
The extension received Liverpool City Council approval in June earlier this year
Liverpool have also been given permission to host six concerts and major events at the stadium for a period of five seasons.
Liverpool will be working with Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd as the prime contractor on the project, with the company also willing to help the local community through employment and apprenticeships.
Despite some serious concerns from local residents about its impact on Stanley Park, council chiefs allowed the club to begin expansion in June after submitting their plans in early December.
It was revealed that the work would require the removal of 27 trees from the park, but Liverpool attempted to allay those fears by promising to plant 70 new ones to replace them.
The expansion will be similar to the expansion of the main stand in 2016