Sports Management February 2020

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February 2020 Vol 24


Liverpool unveils Anfield expansion plans Liverpool FC has revealed KSSdesigned plans for a £60m expansion of its Anfield stadium and has begun a second-stage public consultation on the proposals. The plans to expand Anfield, which were first revealed in 2014, were developed following the takeover of the club by FSG in 2010 – putting an end to discussions about a potential move to a new stadium. Work to expand the Main Stand was completed in 2016, increasing the capacity of Anfield by about 8,500 to 54,074. An update on the Anfield Road project in June 2018 had cast some doubt on whether it would come to fruition, with the club trying to balance the demand for more seats with commercial viability.

■■The expansion is due to be completed in 2022

The club reaffirmed its intention to take the project forward in August

our local residents has been essential to

2019 – allowing existing outline planning

the planning process of the proposed

permission to lapse so that "ambitious

expansion. We have been very clear from

new plans" could be pursued.

the start that we will only proceed with

Andy Hughes, chief operating officer at Liverpool FC, said: "The feedback from

this project if we have their co-operation."

The feedback from our local residents has been essential to the planning process Andy Hughes

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