English Premiership

Anfield remodelling underway

2014-06-10 14:41
Artists impression of remodelled Anfield (www.liverpoolfc.com)

Cape Town - Fenway Sports Group has promised Liverpool fans a bigger stadium and they are delivering as demolitions have started last week and continuing this week as Anfield is set to hold 58 800 fans.  

After FSG took over ownership of the club they were on the verge of building a new stadium which would have been called Stanley Park. The idea was stalled after the approach of redeveloping Anfield was brought up. Last week a document was submitted to the Liverpool City Council on the restructuring of the stadium.

Joe Anderson mayor of Liverpool is in full support of the development and sees it as an opportunity for everyone. "The proposed redevelopment of the stadium is a hugely important part of our vision for Anfield - to create a thriving community in which people want to live, work and visit,” he said on the Liverpool website.

Managing director, Ian Ayre was full of praise for the Liverpool community and said that the 18 month plan could not have been done without the local residents, Your Housing Group and the Liverpool City Council.

"When we set out on the journey to explore the feasibility of expanding the stadium, we said the process would be determined by certainty.

"Certainty that we have the support from local residents and businesses for our proposed plans, that we can acquire the land required and that we can navigate the planning landscape.

"A lot of good work has been done and we still have more work to achieve certainty; however, the planning application is another step in the right direction."



The demolition process is already in full swing. (picture via @thisisanfield)

Read more on:    liverpool  |  english premiership  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
30 August 2014
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 13:45
West Ham United v Southampton, Boleyn Ground 16:00
Manchester City v Stoke City, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion, Liberty Stadium 16:00
Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland, Loftus Road Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace, St. James' Park 16:00
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 18:30
31 August 2014
Aston Villa v Hull City, Villa Park 14:30
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool, White Hart Lane 14:30
Leicester City v Arsenal, King Power Stadium 17:00
13 September 2014
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 13:45
Stoke City v Leicester City, Britannia Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v Burnley, Selhurst Park 16:00
Southampton v Newcastle United, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur, Stadium of Light 16:00
Chelsea v Swansea City, Stamford Bridge 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Everton, The Hawthorns 16:00
Liverpool v Aston Villa, Anfield 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Is Louis van Gaal the right man to restore the glory days at United?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.