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Fans Get a Glimpse of New Stand at Liverpool’s Anfield

Construction work continues on Liverpool’s Anfield as interested fans catch another glimpse of the new main stand.

Cranes and other construction equipment remain in place at Liverpool’s home, with work scheduled to be completed in time for the start of next season.

The new photos, which were taken by representatives of the Liverpool Echo, show the extent of the work going into the new stand, which will hold over 20,000 fans once complete.

New features include the brickwork being built around the steel shell that encompasses that end of the stadium.

Jurgen Klopp, the new Reds manager, will monitor his side for the first time under the Main Stand roof truss, when the Reds play in the Europa League tonight. Later they will return to the stadium to play against Southampton this weekend.

The new photos make their appearance days ahead of a public consultation on the most recent stage of the £260m Anfield regeneration scheme that the ground expansion is part of- the rejuvenation of Stanley Park.

Focusing on a segment of the park that runs from Mill Lane to Utting Avenue, these plans include the revival of Dahlia Walk, creating new footpaths, and improving existing paths to make access better.

The plans will be on public display from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on October 21. Visitors will also be able to talk about them with representatives from the main groups associated with the project, such as Liverpool Football Club and Your Housing Group.

 

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In August Liverpool Football Club submitted a planning application that gave further details on the public area of Anfield’s Main Street redevelopment project. The application did not alter the scheme approved in September 2014, but sought approval for a public realm area design that had been evolving since work began in December 2013.

It was decided that the expanded Main Stand would open onto a large public space, which was designed to reconnect Stanley Park to the stadium, while remaining a leisure area that fans and locals alike can enjoy.

Liverpool FC confirmed Anfield’s redevelopment in December 2014, adding that the plan was to add around 8,500 seats, bringing the Main Stand capacity to over 20,000 fans and increasing the capacity of Anfield itself to around 54,000.

The Main Stand expansion scheme is still on target for completion during the 2016-17 season, with the new stand set to contain three tiers and the present lower tier restructured to include an expanded player tunnel, new benches for the teams, a media platform and viewing positions for wheelchairs.

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