Liverpool FC in talks to expand Anfield by 6,000 seats

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Following the expansion of its Main Stand in 2017, English Premier League side Liverpool FC is now reportedly in talks to develop another new stand that will further increase capacity at Anfield to over 60,000.

According to an article by the Daily Mail, club officials have opened discussions with potential sponsors for a new stand that would add around 6,000 seats, which would result in a total that would sit just behind Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium and Manchester United’s Old Trafford for largest EPL capacity.

Anfield’s Main Stand upgrade increased capacity by 8,500 seats in 2017 and has seen a reported rise in matchday income of £12m (US$16.9m), now it is understood the club is in a feasibility stage of expanding the Anfield Road End with an extra tier.

While the Main Stand development required the lengthy process of acquisition and demolition of nearby housing, the proposed new stand has enough surrounding space that a build would be far simpler and quicker.

Currently, none of the existing stands at Anfield have any sponsorship, however it is reported a number of high profile companies have been approached which would generate more income for the club.

Liverpool have until 2019 to submit plans for the development.

March 28, 2018

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