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Liverpool FC reveals stadium expansion plans

Liverpool Football Club has unveiled plans for its proposed £150 million stadium expansion.

The proposals will see the capacity of the club's Main Stand and Anfield Road Stand boosted by 8,500 and 4,800 seats respectively.

Once completed, the overall capacity will be taken up to 58,000.

The plans are just part of a £260 million project to revamp the Anfield area, with the club also working with the council and Your Housing Group.

Consultations have already begun with local residents and fans, while a planning application is expected to be sent to Liverpool City Council later this summer.

If approved, work on the Main Stand could begin early next year and be completed in time for the beginning of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Ian Ayre, Liverpool FC managing director, said: “We started this journey just over 18 months ago and a lot of work has already been done, there is still an incredible amount to do, but good progress has been made so far and we are proud to be able to unveil our plans.”

Liverpool's mayor, Joe Anderson, said the proposals represented another "important step" in regenerating the area.

He added: “The overall regeneration of Anfield will see £260 million invested in the local community and will deliver hundreds of jobs – Liverpool Football Club’s proposals for the stadium are a key part of this."

Meanwhile, Brian Cronin, chief executive of Your Housing Group, said that the firm welcomed the progress being made by all of those involved in the project.

He added that the local community would be given a great opportunity to see the proposals before the application is made, which he said stayed true to the 'community first' approach of the regeneration process.

On the pitch, Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League with a five point lead over nearest rivals Chelsea.

With only three games left, many pundits and fans have now backed Brendan Rodgers' side to claim their first league title since 1990.  ADNFCR-1203-ID-801714983-ADNFCR


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