Liverpool Football Club (LFC) has revealed its plans for the proposed expansion of the Anfield Road Stand, which will see more fans watch some of Europe’s best live football in a facility in the heart of Liverpool
The new Anfield proposals are consistent with the previously consented scheme. Although the majority of Anfield Road will remain open for residents and businesses, a short section of the road between Skerries and 96 Avenue would be closed. Access for pedestrians and cyclists would be retained around the proposed expanded Anfield Road Stand.
The Anfield proposals are in early design development and feedback received at upcoming drop-in sessions will enable LFC to make informed decisions as the plans for the stand evolve.
The drop-in events are open to supporters, local residents, businesses, community groups and members of the public, taking place at The Kop Bar, Anfield stadium on Friday November 29 (4-8pm), Monday December 2 (4-8pm) and Tuesday December 3 (12-4pm).
Expansion to Anfield Road
If the Anfield proposals are to go ahead, it would take the overall stadium capacity at Anfield to over 61,000.
Andy Hughes, LFC’s chief operating officer, said: “For any expansion to the Anfield Road Stand to go ahead we need certainty on three key areas.
“Firstly, that we are able to reach an agreement with local residents, businesses and community groups that they will allow the expansion plan to take place, which will mean closing a short section of Anfield Road between 96 Avenue and Skerries Road.
“Secondly, we have the right sustainable financial and economic model in place to deliver a long-term sustainable Anfield. And lastly, that we are able to successfully navigate the complex planning landscape. We need to be satisfied on all three points for work to proceed.
“We are working towards creating an expanded Anfield Road Stand which will see around 7,000 additional seats. The majority of these seats will be for general admission use and we expect some seats will be allocated for a sports bar/lounge-type hospitality in order to ensure the economic viability of the expansion. Further profiling is needed and we expect to provide more detail at the second-stage consultation early next year.
“These first-stage consultation sessions we are holding are crucial as they will be used to inform the design proposals we are developing, which in turn will help us to make a decision on whether to proceed with the expansion as a whole.”