Friday 6th of June 2014
The plans of the expansion look fantastic for Anfield and the football fanatics working at Car Hire Liverpool Airport are pleased the plans have now been submitted and hope the council say yes.
The plans to expand Anfield stadium have been submitted by Liverpool after proposals were approved by local residents, business and fans. If the plans are accepted by Liverpool City Council, it will mean an extra 8,500 seats for the main stand and 4,800 to the Anfield Road stand. A rough completion date for the 2016/17 season has been proposed.
An answer is due later in the year; the club’s crest has been incorporated into the elevation of the Main Stand, plus a carefully designed cloister to house the Hillsborough Memorial.
The expansion is to be overseen by Tom Doyle, who is an experienced project director with the London 2012 Olympic programme and the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow on his CV.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said, “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. Over the past 18 months and as part of this approach, we have worked closely with the community, local residents, Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group and we are delighted to be able to bring forward a planning application at this stage. 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.”