Liverpool to hold consultation events over Anfield expansion plans

English Premier League football club Liverpool will stage a number of public consultation events over the coming weeks regarding plans for the expansion of its Anfield Road stand.

Liverpool has distributed over 5,000 leaflets to Anfield residents inviting them to attend the first stage of the public consultation on the proposed expansion of the stand. It is hoped the events will give local residents, businesses and fans the chance to learn more and offer feedback on Liverpool’s plans to further expand Anfield.

The first consultation event will be held on Friday, November 29 at Anfield’s Kop Bar from 4pm-8pm. Further events will be held at the bar on December 2 and December 3.

A pop-up information stand will also be set up at Anfield Road on November 30 ahead of Liverpool’s home match against Brighton and Hove Albion, and on December 4 for the derby against Everton.

An online hub will also be launched in line with the consultation events, enabling local residents, businesses and fans to view the current proposals and offer feedback.

The upgrade to the two-tiered Anfield Road would increase Anfield’s capacity from just over 54,000 to more than 60,000. Liverpool announced in August that new plans for the Anfield Road expansion were under “active consideration” and committed to working with the local community and other key stakeholders on the project.

Liverpool’s previous planning application, which was submitted as part of the recent development of Anfield’s Main Stand, allowed the club to add an extra 4,000 seats to the Anfield Road stand. This expired in September and the club is now pursuing a larger expansion plan.

The redevelopment of Anfield’s Main Stand was completed in the summer of 2016 at a reported cost of £110m (€128m/$142m). The project increased Anfield’s capacity by 9,000 seats.

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