From the moment FSG took over Liverpool, one of the first questions they had to address was the new stadium. When Hicks and Gillett took over, they promised us a new stadium but we all know how these two’s promises went. FSG have not come out yet and made a commitment about the new stadium as they are still taking their time to analyse if it is better for the club to build a new stadium or to just redevelop Anfied.
Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre has explained what the latest situation is with the stadium.
“Nobody is going to force ourselves or the owners to make a decision until we know what’s right for the club, because that was what partly went wrong before,” Ayre said.
“Sometimes people won’t like that it takes a long time. That’s unfortunate but it’s the way we do it. Once a week someone will ask me what is happening with the stadium and the answer is ‘we don’t know’.
“The reason we don’t know is there are still the two solutions.
“They are a new stadium in Stanley Park or a refurbished Anfield – that obviously comes with all sorts of issues – and there are a million questions to answer.
“The new stadium in the park comes down to the economics; how do we pay it back? It needs a big naming partner.
“Until you get the answer to those questions it would be wrong and unprofessional for us to make a statement about what we are doing.”
At the end of the day whether we move to a new stadium or stay at Anfield, it is going to boil down to an issue over money. It would be great if we could move to a new stadium which seats 60,000 plus fans but developing such a new stadium would require a lot of money. Ayre touched on the issue of naming rights and that is going to play a major role if we decide to get a new stadium. There will be no way we would be able to build a new stadium without selling the naming rights which means that will be the end of Anfield.
So for now we just have to continue on waiting to hear what is going to happen to Anfield. What would you want to happen? Stay and redevelop Anfield or move into a brand new stadium?
As an auld ar*e who began watching Liverpool from the Anfield Road in 1967, spent years on the Kop before age moved me to the Main Stand, I want a new stadium. The ground has changed beyong recognition over the years, the memories are as powerful as ever, but the facilities are shocking compared to modern grounds. Bigger, better and new memories to enjoy are required.
It’s obvious ! , a new 80,000 modern stadium to be built while the team continues at anfield building up success and revenue via the exciting delepment of our academies and reserve players dho are our future . Funding can be helped by writing /contacting all supporters / members on season ticket waiting lists , fans groups , supporters groups and involving share schemes , bonds or advanced season ticket schemes , most genuine supporters would willingly support , continued to the club they love to aid and make sure we have the biggest and best stadium as we all know what a nightmare getting tickets is at the moment for home match games . Lfc for ever
85,000 plus 300 corporate boxes, in its self would generate a higher volume and greater interest from companies wanting to Aline them selves with a our football club. think big and the sky is the limit 🙂
I love Anfield but…. we need a new 60k stadium with an option to expand to 70 – 80k.
Maximum corporate boxes. Maximum food and retail outlets.
Too many compromises in redeveloping Anfield. Plus you lose significant revenues whilst re-developing.
The fans make the atmosphere. Yes, consider acoustics in the new stadium, but just add 20k more fans then sit back and listen.
The hairs on my neck are tingling now. YNWA
A NEW STADIUM IS WHAT I PREFER, BUT LIKE THIS…
A 90.000 ALL SEATER, WITH A RENEWING OF THE KOPS SEATER, IN A MODERN WAY, WITH ALL THE BEST FLAGS…ECT…UP IN FRONT OF THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE ROOF…UNDER THAT, YOU HAVE TO WRITE…OUR SONG TITLE, ON A BIG PICTURE OF OUR CLUBMARKET, THE LIVERBIRD!!
THERE HAVE TO BE SEATERS FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, OF A SECURY TAKEN PLACES, AND THE OPPONENTS SUPPORTERS HAVE TO LEADED TO AND FROM ANFIELD, BY GUARDS AND POLICE, SO WE WONT GET ANY TROUBLES…THE ONLY TO TO BE STAYING, COULD THE EVERTONIAN, JUST FOR THE SAKE OG SOCIETY, IN THE BIGGEST FOOTBALL CITY, THE WORLD EVER HAVE SEEN…
THE KOP END…20.000/THE OPPOSITE KOP END…10.000, WITH AWAY SUPPORTERS FOR 5.000 AWAY SUPPORTERS IN ONE SECTION, BUILD WITH TWO EMPTY PLACES ON EACH SIDE, TO KILL ANY TROUBLE MAKERS…NO MORE, FOR SURE..ITS OUR CLUB!!
ONE MAIN SIDE…LFC SUPPORTERS FROM LIVERPOOL 25.000
SECOND MAIN SIDE…FOREIGN LFC SUPPORTERS 25.000
FOR SPECIAL GUESTS 5.000 PLACES OPPOSITE THE TV CAMERAES;
SP-ANFIELD ROAD(LFC`S SECOND FAIRY TALE DIARY)…
You can send it, BY COPYRIGHT, to Ian Ayre…IF he can use it, I want to be payed for that, not because I need it, but because of the proffesionality…Two travels to Liverpool, by aeroplane and train, each year with two tickets to two homegames, and 8 days at Sir Thomas Hotel, meeting Steven gerrard and his foundation…I am a socialworker and a musician!!
IF you got some options for me, then I have to ask you to help me, please…Just SOMEHOW!!
just tickles my fancy..
This seems to be a rather protracted situation. It is now the major project of getting suitable naming partners. Last year we were told those that are in charge were not sure about filling a large stadium. I suppose that will raise its head again but for the past few years ( and recently agreed by FSG ) there is somewhat of a 70,000 applicant list for season tickets! In fact today FSG has released details of an increase of 2,000 for next season. We are quite capable of filling a 70/75000 seater I would venture..
The verdict is out. A new stadium with at least 60,000 seating capacity. Let’s get on with the business of building a new stadium and put LFC back to where is shld be – at the top of the EPL and European championship.