Liverpool’s redeveloped Anfield Road stand is set to be completed this summer, adding an extra 7,000 seats to the ground and increasing the capacity crowd to 61,015. Work on the project has been ongoing for over 18 months, with the opening scheduled for the start of next season. External glasswork is now being fitted on the outside and brickwork has started to be added to make the design more aesthetically pleasing and in symmetry with the Main Stand. The concourses are also beginning to take shape, with their layouts similar to those in the Main Stand and large windows providing panoramic views. Work on the new roof continues before the existing structure is removed in the summer, with the truss alone weighing 300 tonnes. Last month, a group of local schoolchildren became the first to sit in the new stand, as the first seats were installed in the upper tier.
As part of the club’s plans, a new section for young adults will be created, with 1,000 of the 7,000 new seats being allocated to new season ticket holders, 3,000 being ‘general admission’ and 1,800 for hospitality. The stand will also house away supporters, as well as a fan zone area on the ground floor concourse for families to enjoy. With a new capacity crowd of 61,015, Anfield’s atmosphere could play a huge part in elevating Liverpool back to the lofty heights reached under Jurgen Klopp until this season. We cannot wait until it is finished!