Anfield set to expand to 61K

Liverpool are planning to announce plans for the further expansion of Anfield later this year. The Liverpool based website says the Merseyside club is close to announcing phase two of Anfield’s overall stadium development, with the expansion of the Anfield Road End. This expansion will take the capacity of the stadium to around the 61,000 mark.

The current Anfield Road End holds just under 9,000 supporters their are restricted views in many of the seat in the back sections of the lower tier. The new development will have fully unobstructed views and will hold around 16,000 supporters.

The new capacity would place Anfield as the second biggest club ground in the country behind Manchester United, though Spurs’ White Hart Lane is expected to hold 62,000 people and Manchester City are also looking to expand their capacity.

Liverpool CEO Peter Moore commented on any potential development of the Anfield Road End in December stating to Sky Sports that “We totally get what we need to do. We’re going to do what we did with the Main Stand as an operating group, which is look at what we need to do in a measured manner.”

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