Liverpool Secures Permission For Anfield Road Stand Expansion
Liverpool Football Club’s plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Anfield Road Stand were given the green light by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee today.
The redevelopment, which was given approval from the city’s planning committee, will increase the stadium’s capacity by around 7,000, taking Anfield’s overall capacity to more than 61,000.
As part of the application, the club has also been awarded permission to hold up to six concerts and major events at the stadium for a period of five years.
The plans for the proposed Anfield Road Stand were the subject of two stages of public consultation with local residents, businesses, fans and stakeholders.
Andy Hughes, managing director of Liverpool FC, said: “This is a huge milestone in our journey towards bringing more supporters into Anfield. We underwent a rigorous two-stage public consultation period during the planning process for this project and I would like to thank everyone who has offered a contribution to that.
“We have been clear from the beginning that this expansion would be based on our ability to successfully navigate the complex planning landscape; our ability to gain co-operation of local residents and the community; and our ability to ensure the project is financially viable.
“In what has been a very unpredictable year, we are seeking certainty in order to progress with this project and there are still some steps we need to take to get there.”