Spurs spent in excess of £1 billion on their new stadium, which opened at the end of the 2019-2020 season. [68][69], In May 2016, outline planning permission was granted by Liverpool council for the construction of a new 1,800 sq m club superstore development, situated on Walton Breck Road on the corner of the Kop and the new Main Stand. When the club reached an agreement with the sisters in 1990, the expansion plans were put into action. It has been accomplished across the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons. in May 2002. [58] Hicks and Gillett promised to begin work on the stadium within 60 days of acquisition of the club, but had trouble financing the estimated £500 million needed for the Stanley Park development. "Assuming that goes to plan we would be able to commence the build towards the end of this year and take us through to completion in the summer of 2022. These spaces are located in the Main Stand, Anfield Road Stand and The Kop.
[35] Following the acquisition of Liverpool F.C. a 999-year lease of the land on the proposed site. [32] On 3 May 2017, Liverpool announced the Centenary Stand would be renamed the Kenny Dalglish Stand in honour of the club's greatest servant, former player and manager Kenny Dalglish.

[57] However, the construction of Stanley Park was delayed following the economic crisis of 2008 and the subsequent recession, which directly affected the then American owners.

Simultaneously the concrete pylon floodlights were demolished with new lights installed along the rooflines of the Kemlyn Road and Main Stands. The club received initial outline planning permission in 2014 for the redevelopment, with seating to be increased by 4,825, giving Anfield a total capacity of 58,000. At the same time that the stanchions were inserted, the executive seating area was expanded by two rows in the main stand, lowering the seating capacity in the paddock. Anyone who has seen Anfield's new Main Stand would surely agree that it's hugely impressive - and, thanks to award-winning cake artist Ben Cullen, it now looks delicious, too! Plans to expand the stand had been made earlier, with the club buying up houses on Kemlyn Road during the 1970s, and 1980s, but had to be put on hold until 1990 because two sisters,[25] Joan and Nora Mason, refused to sell their house. [77], Anfield has hosted numerous international matches, and was one of the venues used during UEFA Euro 1996; the ground hosted three group games and a quarter-final. [71], The second phase of Anfield's redevelopment is to redevelop the Anfield Road stand. This was seen as a significant step towards the renovation of the stadium. The stand has encountered a number of problems since its redevelopment; at the beginning of the 1999–2000 season, a series of support poles and stanchions had to be brought in to give extra stability to the top tier of the stand. It's not just inside the stadium where work is ongoing at Anfield during the close season - and the latest batch of Anfield Forever stones have been laid outside the Main Stand this week. Anfield is a football stadium in Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, which has a seating capacity of 53,394, making it the seventh largest football stadium in England.

The Reds hope to get the project underway by the end of 2020, to be ready in time for the beginning of the 2022-23 campaign. committee over how the club was run.

View our online Press Pack. † - These properties are owned by NESV through the Fenway Sports Group subsidiary. The old large roof was supported by two thin central uprights, with a large suspended television camera gantry which has moved to the front of the third tier. [22] Two years later alterations were made at the Anfield Road end, turning it into a larger covered standing area with refreshments under the structure. Liverpool fans were at Anfield early on Saturday to take a closer look at the expanded Main Stand and the revamped facilities at the stadium. revealed plans for an expansion of the Main Stand, which involved adding new third tier, new matchday facilities and enhanced corporate facilities. In 1958, an exhibition basketball match featuring the Harlem Globetrotters was held at the ground. © Copyright 2020 The Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Limited.

The first match at the ground was between Everton and Earlestown on 28 September 1884, which Everton won 5–0. [64], On 23 April 2014, Liverpool F.C. [28] The memorial is always decorated with flowers and tributes to the 96 people who died in 1989 as a result of the disaster. [73] The club is currently finalising plans and consulting local residents, planning officials and other stakeholders with a view to submitting the new plans for approval in the near future. [30] The statue is 8 ft (2.4 m) tall and depicts an iconic image of the club's history, Paisley carrying future club captain Emlyn Hughes off the field during a match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in April 1968. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The bottom tier of the stand houses the directors' box. The stadium has four stands: the Spion Kop, the Main Stand, the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand and the Anfield Road End.

[81] England has played two testimonial matches against Liverpool at Anfield.
In November 2007 the redesigned layout was approved by the council, and construction was due to start in early 2008. Take a look back at our special blog from Anfield as Liverpool FC's new, expanded Main Stand was officially unveiled on Friday, ahead of the first home game of the season. Around the same period a stand was also built along Kemlyn Road. On the exciting proposals, Liverpool's chief operating officer Andy Hughes told PA: "Our plan is to go into a planning process in March through April and expect a planning determination to come in late summer.

Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Liverpool want to expand the existing Anfield Road stand, The redevelopment would make Anfield the third biggest stadium in the Premier League, The stand currently houses home and away fans on matchdays, Liverpool are set to win their first Premier League title, Joe Hart puts himself in transfer shop window live on BBC during Shrewsbury vs Liverpool, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Construction began in December 2016, with the store opening early in the 2017–18 season. The Kop was rebuilt in 1994 after the recommendations of the Taylor Report and became all seated; it is still a single tier, and the capacity was significantly reduced to 12,390. [44] Praising the impact the Anfield atmosphere has on the home team and the effect it has on the away team, opposition manager Pep Guardiola states, “The motto ‘This is Anfield’ is no marketing spin. This has occurred three times in the club's history to date (1899–1900, 1906–07 and 1908–09 seasons). [12] Everton, who previously played at Priory Road, were in need of a new venue owing to the noise produced by the crowd on match days. Liverpool prepared for their return to Anfield this weekend by training in front of the stadium's new, expanded Main Stand on Thursday evening - don't miss this brilliant photo gallery of the session. [32] Entry to the stadium is gained by radio-frequency identification (RFID) smart cards rather than the traditional manned turnstile. Anfield's was the largest Kop in the country at the time—it was able to hold more supporters than some entire football grounds.

Standing at over 8 feet (2.4 m) tall, the statue depicts Shankly with a fan's scarf around his neck, in a familiar pose he adopted when receiving applause from fans. Several attempts were made between 2003 and 2007 by the Liverpool City Council to instigate a groundshare of the proposed stadium with local rivals Everton, but this move was rejected, as neither club favoured it. [34] The plans were revisited under the ownership of Tom Hicks and George Gillett. US Open champion, Bill Tilden, and Wimbledon champion, Fred Perry, entertained the crowds in an exhibition match. The official new capacity of Anfield has been confirmed as 54,074.

On the eve of what will be the first fixture played in the shadow of Anfield's newly redeveloped Main Stand, relive its transformation from start to finish with these 50 breathtaking images. [21], On 4 December 1997, a bronze statue of Bill Shankly was unveiled at the visitors' centre in front of the Kop. [37] The Kop is the most-renowned stand at Anfield among home and away supporters, with the people who occupy the stand referred to as kopites. There are 38 spaces available for the visually impaired, which are situated in the old paddock area of the Main Stand, with space for one personal assistant each. Learn more about the sheer scale of the Main Stand redevelopment project at Anfield with our fascinating infographic... Jürgen Klopp spoke at the official unveiling of Anfield's new Main Stand today - and the boss had a message for all Liverpool fans attending tomorrow's game against Leicester City.

LIVERPOOL are planning to expand the Anfield Road Stand in order to take the capacity of their iconic home up to 61,000. The main building work on Anfield's new flagship retail store is nearing completion ahead of its opening at the start of the 2017-18 season - and you can view the latest photographs of the development below. [91] The lowest attendance recorded at Anfield was 1,000 for a match against Loughborough on 7 December 1895.

[83], In November 2019, Anfield hosted a Women's Super League fixture for the first time, with the 6th matchday of the 2019–20 season featuring a derby between Liverpool FC Women and local rivals Everton FC Women. Work has begun at Anfield as part of the stadium's close-season upgrade and refurbishment programme.

Take That lead singer Gary Barlow, a Liverpool fan, brought out a guest vocalist, Gerry Marsden, and they sang the club's anthem “You'll Never Walk Alone”. by Fenway Sports Group in October 2010 put into question whether Liverpool would leave Anfield.