|Design being implemented
|£ 114 + 80 mln
|12/2014 – 2023 ?
|Carillion (1st stage), Buckingham Group (2nd stage)
Anfield – design description
Before Liverpool FC decided to expand Anfield, the club commissioned two separate concepts of new stadiums at Stanley Park, just across the street. Both were eventually dropped for lower value for money than the expansion scheme.
In April 2014 The Reds first presented renderings of the new Main Stand, which should grow by 8,500 seats and reach a stunning 21,000 capacity. It will house most of the club’s hospitality and offices, also becoming home to the Hillsborough Memorial.
Though not presented in initial renders, the scheme also includes expansion of the northern Anfield Stand. Planning application for both phases was filed in June 2014. Reconstruction of the main stand began in 2015 and delivered a massive main stand in late 2016. However, this phase proved significantly more expensive than anticipated, costing £114 million instead of £75m.
In late 2019 Liverpool FC allowed the outline planning permission for new north end lapse. Instead of initial plans of adding 4,800 seats, the club decided to pursue a more ambitious vision that would see 7,000 more seats, giving a total of 61,000.
Work officially began on September 30, 2021, with the rebuilt north end expected to be ready for the 2023/2024 season.
England: One city - two great stadiums under construction
Do you already know which city this is about? If you're up to date with the material on our website, then this puzzle is not difficult for you. So what's happening at the Liverpool stadiums where construction work is currently underway?
England: Anfield Road Stand not set to open this year
Liverpool's stadium upgrade, which began in September 2021, has caught a significant delay. The enlarged stand on the Anfield Road side of the ground was due to be ready for the start of the 2023/24 season, but it has still not been fully opened to fans. We now know that this will definitely not happen in the current calendar year.
England: Liverpool to lose millions due to delays at Anfield Road End
The slippage picked up by the redevelopment of the stand at Liverpool's home ground means that significantly fewer fans could attend the Reds' matches. With the enlargement of the stand on the Anfield Road side, the stadium's capacity is due to exceed 60,000 spectators. Meanwhile, it is currently significantly reduced and Liverpool is losing money.
England: The new stand at Anfield delayed
The revamped stand at Liverpool's stadium was due to be ready for the start of the Premier League season. However, The Reds authorities announced today that this will not happen. Anfield for the first match of the 2023/24 campaign will have limited capacity and the new stand will be opened in stages.
England: Anfield Road Stand with half the roof - Liverpool construction report
Ten years ago it was decided that Liverpool FC would stay at Anfield. Now work is well underway at the 19th century venue and the end of the season means work on the site is intensifying. What changes can be seen at The Reds' stadium?
Liverpool: Anfield Road and the surrounding area are taking shape
Work on Liverpool's stadium has been underway since mid-2021 and progress has been pleasing fans so far. However, there is a long way to go before the expansion is complete. Work is also set to extend to the stadium's surroundings.
Liverpool: How is work progressing at Anfield?
It's been over a year since the construction work began on The Reds' stadium. Back then, the idea of increasing the capacity of the stands lit up Jürgen Klopp and the fans, and the current implementation continues to excite.
Liverpool: Anfield Road expansion about to start!
Groundbreaking ceremony will take place within the next few days. Less than two years later, Anfield’s capacity will reach 61,000 thanks to the new, large Anfield Road Stand.
Liverpool: As expected, green light for bigger Anfield!
After a rather brief session, the city council today approved the proposed Anfield Road Stand expansion. By late 2023 the stadium should thus reach 61,000 seats.
Liverpool: Good news for the Reds, Anfield Road to grow?
61,000 seats would make Anfield the third or fourth largest stadium across Premier League. Whether this happens is now dependent on the city council, decision could come next week.
European Super League: What could change stadium-wise?
Earthquake of historic proportions or a failed attempt at secession? Europe’s top club are attempting to flee UEFA’s supervision and no longer share revenue from international games. Their gain could come at a massive price for others.
United Kingdom: Will they bring football home in 2030 again?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently supported the potential candidacy of the UK and Ireland for the FIFA 2030 World Cup. The formal process for a prospective five-association bid will be opened in 2022.
Liverpool: The Reds back to Anfield Road Stand revamp
Liverpool FC set readiness to resume the procedure for the Anfield Road Stand development. After being forced to delay work amid the coronavirus crisis, £60 million upgrade will deliver around 7,000 extra seats, up to 61,000.
Liverpool: Anfield expansion on 12-month hold
As both the football and construction markets are shaken with uncertainty, Liverpool FC are announcing at least a year-long delay in their Anfield Road expansion scheme.
Liverpool: Anfield Road expansion could begin this year
As the second phase of public consultation is ongoing, planning application should be filed in several weeks. This could mean first works on expansion before end of 2020.
Liverpool: The Reds reveal new Anfield Road Stand
With capacity of 16,000 fans, this phase of Anfield revamp would bring total size to over 61,000, much to the joy of supporters on season ticket waiting list. Today sees launch of public consultation, more details are expected in 2020.
Liverpool: Consultation begins on Anfield expansion
We might not have renderings for you yet but the moment is what many have been waiting for. This week consultation begins over Anfield Road Stand expansion, which will eventually bring Anfield capacity to 60,000.
Liverpool: What’s new with Anfield Road?
Liverpool FC officials announced a new plan for Anfield Road reconstruction. As a result the ground is to reach over 61,000.
Liverpool: The Reds file applications to expand Anfield use
Possibly half a million visitors more. That's how much the use of Anfield might increase annually, if the city council agrees to Liverpool FC's proposal of expanding non-football use.
Liverpool: Anfield to reach 61,000 by 2021?
It's no secret to anyone that Liverpool FC are working on further expansion of Anfield. The club has so far been careful not to reveal details, though. Time to break the silence, perhaps?