Liverpool submit Anfield redevelopment plans

Liverpool have submitted a planning application to redevelop Anfield and increase the capacity to 58,800 seats, Sky Sports has reported.

The Premier League runners-up made the application to Liverpool City Council on Wednesday, and it is set to be considered by the city’s planning career later on in the year. The plans would see the capacity increased in both the Main stand and the Anfield Road stand.

The Fenway Sports Group has made redeveloping Anfield one of their main priorities during their time as owners of the club, after plans to leave their current stadium and build a new one on nearby Stanley Park were shelved.

A statement on the club’s website read: “If consent is granted, the proposals would see the capacity of a new Main Stand rise by 8,500, taking it to nearly 21,000. The outline proposals for the Anfield Road stand provide for an increase in its capacity of around 4,800 seats, taking the total stadium capacity to 58,800.

“The Main Stand would open onto a wide public space which has been designed to link the stadium and park while creating an area which is relevant and usable to the local community, particularly on non-match days.’

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