Liverpool’s £60m Anfield Road capacity increase: when will it be done, how many jobs will it create?
The Reds have announced that the works will start next week.
Liverpool’s Anfield Road Stand. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Liverpool have given the green light for their Anfield Road Stand expansion to move forward.
The Reds will hold a ceremony to break ground next week.
What’s been said
Andy Hughes, managing director of Liverpool, 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.”
How much will the stand capacity increase by?
Some 7,000 more seats will be added. It will take the stand from 9,074 seats to 16,074.
What works are being completed?
The lower tier will be retained and refurbished with a new upper tier built above it.
The redeveloped stand will be similar to the Main Stand, with improved concourses and sports bar lounge hospitality facilities.
What will it take the overall Anfield capacity to?
The famous stadium will see its capacity increase to more than 61,000.
When will it be completed?
Liverpool hope it will be finished for the start of the 2023-24 season.
Who is completing the works?
Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd. The company will will work directly with the club’s Red Neighbours to help projects in the local area.
Buckingham is committed to offering around 35 work placements and more than 800 apprentice and training weeks across the build.
How many jobs will it create?
Liverpool believe the development will create 400 extra match-day jobs.
7,000 more seats added to Anfield, taking its overall capacity to more than 61,000.