Liverpool city council will reveal plans today to extend Anfield’s capacity to 60,000 rather than build a new stadium on Stanley Park.
The redevelopment will cost in the region of £150 million and Liverpool will also be obliged to build a hotel as part of the project. Anfield’s redevelopment is the centrepiece for the council’s redevelopment of the entire L4 area which would see many houses in the area demolished to create space for the stadium’s expansion.
Work will start on the redevelopment in 2014 providing all features are up to date.
2002 – Plans announced to build a 55,000 seater stadium on Stanley Park.
2004 – Planning permission approved.
2005 – Groundshare idea with Everton rejected.
2006 – Council give go ahead to proceed with bulding.
2007 – Statement issued that new work will begin in May.
2007 – George Gillet and Tom Hicks order stadium to be redesigned.
2007 – Plans revealed for 60,000 seater on Stanley Park revealed.
2008 – Liverpool confirm new stadium will be delayed.
2009 – Liverpool announce new stadium plans could start in April 2010.
2010 – Groundshare idea with Everton discussed.
2011 – News that planning obstacles could affect redevelopment of Anfield.
2012 – Announce plans to go ahead with Stanley Park construction.
2012 – Discussions of redeveloping Anfield revisited.
2012 – Liverpool city council due to announce plans for new area.