Liverpool to develop Anfield capacity up to 60,000 with outlined stadium expansion
Liverpool are anticipating to boost the Anfield’s capacity to around 60,000 as they prepare a further extension for their home, the club’s chief operating officer Andy Hughes had announced.
The new capacity at Anfield this season rose to around 54,000 with a further 8,500 seats, which opened its doors to fans last September – forcing the Reds to play few of their opening league games away from home.
Nonetheless, it appears Liverpool are just started and plan to further increase the capacity of her stadium to 60,000, which would mean they overtake Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium who can hold 55,097.
The have pivoted their focus to Anfield Road and do have the planning go-ahead in place, since 2014.
The Liverpool Echo reports that phase two of the redevelopment would cost around £40million to £45million and provide around 5,000 extra seats for the Reds.
“We always said that we would complete the Main Stand and assess its success before looking at any development for Anfield Road,” Hughes told the Liverpool Echo.
“Anfield Road provides an opportunity to further develop our stadium in the future and the club’s position is that we’re going to start exploring the chances”.
“We will follow the same robust process for Anfield Road as we did for the Main Stand. We are currently working on design, feasibility, cost, capacity and economic viability options”.
“Only once we have completed this comprehensive process and come to a conclusion will be it be the right time to move forward with any development programme.”
Many Liverpool supporters have had their doubts over owners Fenway Sports Group, but they are clearly displaying their plans to take the club to the next level.
Premier League clubs by stadium capacity
Manchester United – Old Trafford – 75,653
Arsenal – Emirates Stadium – 60,260
West Ham – London Stadium – 60,000
Manchester City – Etihad Stadium – 55,097
Liverpool – Anfield – 54,074
Newcastle United – St.James Park – 52,338