LIVERPOOL CONFIRMS PLANS TO EXPAND ANFIELD:
Liverpool has announced that they will not build a new stadium, rather than that, they plan to expand the capacity of Anfield, which has been there home for 120 years.
Before the club’s new owner John Henry took over two years ago, the club planned to built a new stadium in nearby Stanley Park, but is abandoned, rather than that, Henry decided to expand the capacity of Anfield from 45,000 seats to an expected 60,000 seats.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre stated:
“There is no doubt Anfield is the spiritual home of the club – our preference was always to remain at Anfield,” Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre told liverpoolfc.com. “This is a major step forward for the football club but more importantly the residents. This is step one as there is land to acquire, plans to be approved etc., but this is a significant moment.”
“We’ve had some of the greatest triumphs in our history here, so it makes sense if there’s a right solution that this is the place we should continue to play our football.”
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