Liverpool’s plans for a new stadium have taken a new turn. Anfield will no longer be refurbished as that was one of the options, and instead a new stadium will be built at Stanley Park using the original plans for a new stadium proposed 9 years ago.
When Hicks and Gillett took over at Liverpool, they made big promises to us that they would build a new stadium and they came up with futuristic plans for an amazing stadium but as we all know, that new stadium never materialised and Hicks and Gillett are no longer part of Liverpool.
Fenway Sports Group (FSG) then took over at Liverpool and one of their priorities has been an new stadium. The option of increasing the current capacity at Anfield was mentioned but that process proved not to be the best option as it would cost too much for the number of additional seats they would put in.
Now FSG have decided to build a new stadium at Stanley Park using the original plans from 9 years ago instead of the more expensive futuristic plans of Hicks and Gillett. The plans from 9 years ago will obviously be tinkered a bit to be more modern and we should have an amazing 60 000 seater stadium designed by architects who worked on the recent upgrades to the Nou Camp and Old Trafford.
Now all we need are naming rights partners. The new stadium is going to cost in the region of £300?million and we need at least half of that to come from a naming rights partner.
60,000 is a bit small for Liverpool. At least, a 72,000 capapcity with the opportunity to increase. Much more viable I say.
Hope the new Stadium looks more like the revised AFL plans, rather than the original AFL version, it looks miles better with the Wembley style loops rather than the tooth picks, oh and they’ve gotta change the inside to match as well.
If not i’d rather stay in Anfield.
Your hopes have come true,the new owners have picked the revised 2008 plans,(72000 capacity).
I’m not happy with a stadium designed by Mancs. The Hicklets design is far better and if the yanks are good at one thing it’s designing arenas. 60000 is too small we need 75000.
The Hicks plans are a big load of ‘METAL’ crap ! and gladly the new owners have binned them!
GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT ??? The new owners are NOT looking at the 2003(9year old) plans ! THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE 2008 REVISED PLANS,(72,000 seats)! FORGET THE 2003 PLANS !!!