Anfield stadium expansion plans unveiled by Liverpool FC
- 24 April 2014
- From the section Liverpool
Plans to expand Liverpool's Anfield stadium to a capacity of almost 59,000 are revealed by the club.
The plans involve expanding the main stand to three tiers, increasing the ground's capacity from 45,500 to almost 59,000.
Part of the proposed redevelopment would result in the memorial to the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 being moved into the rebuilt main stand.
After a consultation process, the club expects to submit a planning application to the city council this summer.
Local residents raised concerns about any expansion in 2012 because it would involve the demolition of some houses near the ground.
Liverpool City Council announced plans for a £260m redevelopment of the Stanley Park area in June last year. They include new housing, a business hub and a new public square.