Liverpool Football Club confirms £60 million expansion of Anfield Road Stand
Liverpool FC today confirmed the proposed expansion of the Anfield Road Stand will move forward.
The redevelopment of the stand will see 7,000 more seats added to Anfield, taking its overall capacity to more than 61,000 and is anticipated to be ready for the 2023-24 season. Its design will see the lower tier retained and refurbished with a new upper tier built above it.
As well as an increased capacity, the redeveloped stand will be similar to the Main Stand, with improved concourses and sports bar lounge hospitality facilities. This stand will also see the relocation of the Family Park to a covered position.
The project, which has been undergoing enabling works throughout the off-season in anticipation, will begin in earnest with an official ground-breaking ceremony planned for next week.
Andy Hughes, managing director of Liverpool FC, said: “We have been clear from the beginning that in order for this expansion to go ahead we needed the co-operation of local residents and the community, to successfully navigate the complex planning landscape, and to ensure the project is financially viable.
“We needed certainty for this project to progress and are now in a position to be able to move forward. We began this journey in 2014 and are grateful to everyone for the contributions they have made to bring the project to this stage.”
The club will work with Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd (Buckingham) as principal contractor on the project who will work directly with the club’s Red Neighbours initiative, local employment groups and education establishments to offer work experience, apprenticeships, graduate placements and employment to local people and are committed to offering around 35 work placements and more than 800 apprentice and training weeks across the build.
When complete, the expanded Anfield Road Stand is expected to create around 400 match day roles in addition to the 2,200 people currently employed in various operations at each home game.
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