|Target capacity||58 800|
|Capacity before works||45 276|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||12/2014 - ?|
|Cost||£75 million (1st phase)|
|Address||Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH|
Ever since the club decided to stay at Anfield in 2013, Liverpool FC had been working on a feasible expansion plan. Main grandstand was the first to grow, as designed by KSS Group. Existing sections are to be retained, but merged with massive new facilities to be built behind the stand, under one new roof.
The new, enlarged main stand will hold over 20,000 people, representing an increase of 8,300-8,500 from the starting point. Spread across three tiers (9,300 / 3,100 / 7,900), the seats will provide new facilities for corporate clients, who will be crucial in recovering investment cost of £75 million (115m including secondary costs).
Enabling works began in June 2014, when demolition of houses behind the main stand was launched. By December 2014 the site was cleared and foundation works started. In March 2015 the very first steel prefabs were installed and progress proved to be rapid from that point onwards. Overall the entire stand is to be delivered in July 2016.
The project runs with a challenge of not intruding football fans from entering the main stand. Nearly all of the construction (including mounting of the new roof) will go on from behind the stand and above it, enabling constant use.
Liverpool: Anfield expansion? Not so fast
They only have time until September to make up their minds. But Liverpool FC claim to still be assessing whether to proceed with Anfield’s further expansion, to nearly 59,000 seats.
Liverpool: 1 year to decide on Anfield Road
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Liverpool: Stand inside a stand – news from Anfield
As fans share their impressions from the test events, Anfield is entering the last week of preparations for grand opening of the new main stand. See what’s new in Liverpool.
Liverpool: Anfield preview in just a week
Before the first game is played, two test events will welcome 15,000 people inside new main stand of Anfield next Friday. Meanwhile the club reveals further details and is testing new floodlights.
Liverpool: Black Forest trees to decorate Anfield
Jürgen Klopp will remain the most famous German currently at Anfield, but the stadium just received a fresh transfer from the Black Forest: trees that will decorate the main stand’s plaza.
Liverpool: Anfield reopening sealed for September
The Reds reached an agreement with Burnley and will play their first home game no sooner than September 11. This leaves enough time to make the new main stand operable, though not finished.
Liverpool: Changes around Anfield expansion
New multi-million club megastore, changes in the public plaza and possible giant banner decorating the new main stand. Add to that new construction photos and it’s a massive update package on Anfield!
Liverpool: New main stand in 3 months
By late august Anfield will grow to 53,800 people, becoming England’s fifth largest stadium. But main stand’s expansion will last much longer for the club…
Liverpool: The Reds show industrial concourses
New main stand will offer two public concourses for all fans. Some claim these look rather cheap, but Liverpool made sure there’s a lot to look forward to!
England: Liverpool bends under fan pressure
Once they saw thousands of fans leave the stadium in protest, Liverpool FC owners came to their senses and did the right thing. Better late than never, you might say.
Liverpool: Anfield truss lift postponed
The scheduled work to lift the huge 650-tonne roof truss for Anfield’s new Main Stand has been postponed due to wind. Report by ThisIsAnfield.com.
England: Premier League adjusted to Anfield and Etihad expansions?
Liverpool FC and Manchester City have suggested that the Premier League begins with them playing away fixtures. Both cases are associated with ongoing stadium redevelopment projects.
Liverpool: Crawler cranes arrive at Anfield
Two massive crawler cranes are now on site, expected to mount the main roof truss over western grandstand of Anfield. The operation should be done in mid-July.
New construction: Check how Anfield is growing
From now on you’ll be able to see not only renderings, but also progress of the build. As the steel structure begins to grow, progress will be visible very fast and Anfield will be 8,300 larger next year.