Soon after they purchased the club in 2010, Fenway Sports Group have consistently promised to place an Anfield Stadium development at the very top of their list as part of the effort of transforming Liverpool FC into one of Europe’s largest clubs. Following an extensive consultation process, the owners decided to expand the stadium rather than build a new ground. The initial announcement revealed plans to expand the Main Stand and Anfield Road ends to bring the crowd capacity closer to 60,000.
The spectacular Main Stand expansion was completed in 2016, bringing the stadium’s capacity to 54,000 along with brand new world-class facilities and a significant increase in revenue. Understandably the owners decided to halt on further expansions to gauge the success of the new Main Stand with re-development efforts focussing on Liverpool’s forthcoming move to a new training ground in Kirby. With the huge success of the Main Stand expansion and the club’s ongoing progress both on and off the field, attention has now turned to re-visiting the expansion of the stadium.
Liverpool Football Club has recently re-affirmed their commitment to re-developing the Anfield Road stand. The planning permission for rebuilding this section of the ground is due to expire this month and the club has no intention of renewing is due to a change in ambitions. The initial plans were to bring the capacity up to 58,000 with around 4,000 extra seats being added to the Anfield Road section. However, the club is now looking to increase the capacity beyond 60,000! This news should be music to the ears of supporters hoping to see a bigger and better home for the Reds – and we can’t wait to see how the plans look.
Regardless of when the Anfield Road stand is re-developed and how much the capacity increases, we look forward to welcoming more visitors from far and wide on our official LFC tour bus!