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Liverpool revise Anfield multi-use proposals

Premier League football club Liverpool will tomorrow (Tuesday) present fresh plans to open up Anfield to new events having seen initial proposals rejected last month.

Liverpool’s plans to stage other sporting events at Anfield were rejected by Liverpool City Council, with another proposal to host music concerts at the stadium having been deferred.

At the time, local residents and councillors alike spoke of their opposition to Anfield hosting other sporting events, with noise pollution, parking issues and anti-social behaviour having been cited as reasons for rejecting the proposal.

The Liverpool Echo newspaper has reported that the club has now amended plans and spoke to local residents to offer assurances that the events would have a minimal impact.

The Echo reports that the number of proposed annual concerts has been reduced from 10 to six. If the proposal is given the green light, it would also just be a temporary initiative for a two-year period, after which point the agreement would be reviewed.

The Echo adds that a specific local residents liaison officer would be appointed, while 25 pairs of tickets for events would be offered to local residents.

Liverpool plans on turning Anfield into a year-round destination, with proposals to stage boxing, American football and Gaelic football matches at the venue, as well as music concerts.

When announcing the plans to expand Anfield’s offering back in June, the club said the proposals were in line with the council’s vision to use music and sport as a means to attract more visitors to the city.

The planning committee meeting to decide on the latest proposals will take place at 9:45am tomorrow.

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