Stanley Park (New Anfield)
|Cost||300 mln Ł|
|Design||AFL, HOK Sport|
|Within the deign||Liverpool Hope University College, Vernon Sangster Sports Centre|
Stanley Park (New Anfield) – design description
The vision was developed by AFL Architects, a firm known for stadia concepts and redevelopments, mostly in England. The new venue was to be built at Stanley Park, just across the road from Anfield.
In its initial form the plan was announced in 2000, but as time went by modifications were done. Biggest one included the two tiered stands merge at one end to form a future Kop stand, one of the world's largest single-tiered structures.
The proposal was waiting for implementation for a long time due to unclear financial situation. After Americans Hicks and Gillett bought Liverpool in 2007, the idea of a new stadium was brought back to life, but not with AFL's vision, but one done by Texas-based HKS Architects. However, instead of promised rise of the club, Americans ran it to the verge of bankruptcy.
Bought again by Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool FC announced in 2011 they are considering the move to Stanley Park yet again, but with the AFL design from 2000, just updated to current demand. Still, they also reserved the right to analyse a potential Anfield expansion which after many months was announced the preferred option in 2012, making the AFL vision scrapped again.
Liverpool: Preparations launched at Anfield
The plot is cleared, now construction materials are arriving behind the Main Stand and foundation laying is about to begin. Before construction starts, see the video of what’s planned by Liverpool FC.
Liverpool: Decision reached, LFC stay put!
No new stadium in Stanley Park, at least for The Reds. Managing director Ian Ayre announced that the club are staying at their 'spiritual home' with plans of a major redevelopment being at early stage.
England: Liverpool to announce Anfield revamp?
Rebuilding two stands to get 60,000 seats will cost some £150 million and this option is to be confirmed by Liverpool FC soon, Mail on Sunday reveals. New stadium would cost almost three times more.
Liverpool: Decision on stadium future delayed again
Liverpool FC didn’t meet the July deadline for decision whether they stay at Anfield or move to Stanley Park. But since no more deadlines were set, “Liverpool Echo” suggests news may come shortly.
Liverpool: “No one has ever addressed whether or not a new stadium is rational”
LFC owner John W. Henry gave a complex answer to TheAnfieldWrap.com about the plan for future stadium. Managing to evade the key (when will a decision be made), Henry speaks of pros and cons of both new ground and Anfield revamp.
Liverpool: Stadium decision to be made soon?
After 19 months of waiting yet another statement by Ian Ayre informs supporters and media that LFC are moving towards a final decision. It’s still unknown, whether a new stadium or redeveloped Anfield is more probable. Words published by the BBC seem to suggest the latter.