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.
This decision has been awaited for long months since Fenway Sports Group acquired the club in 2010. Today it's exactly 2 years since that moment and announcement finally came.
“LFC celebrated its 120th year in 2012 at Anfield and there is no doubt Anfield is the spiritual home of the club – our preference was always to remain at Anfield. This is a major step forward for the football club, but more importantly the residents”, Ayre said.
Liverpool have now officially scrapped their Stanley Park Stadium vision to pursue a major revamp of the current venue. It's estimated that capacity should reach 55-60,000 seats once two stands (Main Stand and Anfield Rd Stand) are expanded, with little room for further changes. However neither the cost, nor the exact capacity are known so far.
"This is step one as there is land to acquire, plans to be approved etc, but this is a significant moment. Questions about capacity and cost are not for today – not until we have certainty."