Liverpool FC to expand Anfield by over 10,000 seats as part of regeneration plan
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities
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Liverpool FC will increase the capacity of their Anfield stadium from 45,500 to almost 59,000, as part of a regeneration scheme for the wider area.
Last week, the Premier League club and Liverpool City Council signed a legal agreement that brought the regeneration of Anfield a step closer.
Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre said: "Good progress has been made so far and we are proud to be able to unveil our plans."
In 2012, plans for an expansion of the ground were criticised by locals because it would involve the demolition of some houses.
However, the club has said that it is in talks with property owners and all parties are close to agreement.
The club, which currently sits at the top of the Premier League, hopes to submit a planning application to the council this summer.
Should planning be granted, construction is expected to begin next year with the work completed by the start of the 2016-17 season.