Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium Development

posted 06.02.2014

Liverpool City Council have published their consultation document for the planned £260m regeneration of Anfield.

After much debate about whether to construct a new stadium or to refurbish Anfield it was decided they would push ahead with refurbishment plans. I for one am glad they decided to keep this famous club at Anfield, although it wont be the largest stadium in the Premier League (PL) even following the refurbishment; it is still unmatched in match-day atmosphere and still provides a daunting fixture for any team visiting, just ask Everton, who have failed to win at Anfield in the PL for 15 years (and counting).

The proposed project will see Anfield stadium extended to support a 55,000 capacity crowd; the plans also include new housing, shopping facilities, public space, office buildings, a hotel and a new pedestrian-friendly avenue and public square.

Liverpool FC managing director, Ian Ayre, said: ?The publication of the draft document is another important milestone in the regeneration project as we continue this exciting journey to transform the Anfield area. ?

?Any final decision regarding a future stadium expansion continues to be based on certainty ? certainty that we can obtain the necessary land around the stadium to facilitate any expansion; certainty that there is demand for any future expansion; certainty that we have home owners? support; and certainty that we will be able to navigate the complex planning landscape. We regard the progress to date as extremely positive and will continue to be fully supportive of the regeneration project with Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group.?

The regeneration plans could be rubber-stamped as early as April, which will enable the stadium expansion planning application to be submitted before the end of this year.

Recipro sourced this article from the Liverpool Echo and Construction Enquirer.


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