A glimpse of what the new Anfield may look like


Sports Stadia’s designs of how a new Anfield and the entrance to the new Kop may look

Some exciting designs of Liverpool Football Club’s potential new stadium, redevelopment and from a leading architects, engineering and construction consortium, Sports Stadia, have surfaced on the internet.

Sports Stadia have revealed three sets of designs – what a new stadium on nearby Stanley Park would look like, the redevelopment of the current Anfield stadium to 60,000 seats, and an expansion of Anfield to 50,000 seats.

Ian Ritchie Architects has granted permission for us to provide a link to the designs at sports-stadia.co.uk.

The firm’s website also lists several key advantages to a new stadium being built over a redevelopment of Anfield. It includes minimal disruption and development within the local community. Well worth a read.

We particularly like their designs for a redeveloped Anfield, which revolve around the concept, ‘Keep the Kop, rebuild the rest’. Take a look at the designs yourself and let us know your preference in the comments below!

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  • Lubu_a

    Guys. …

    We are lucky we didn’t move from Anfield

    I don’t care about the design or the shape of the stadium…

    All I care about is the name “Anfield, The new Anfield, or anything that involves Anfield”

    The name just terrify the opponent.
    The second thing is The KOP

    Without the kop it wouldn’t be a stadium for Liverpool

  • Johnhendrick

    Can’t believe, what the new anfield or redeveloped anfield could look like, their terrible. wasn’t too fussed on the other yanks designs, but their a millions times better than this rubbish, that have been drawn up, John, Tom & Ian, I hope u see sense, scrap these latest arcetectual plans & even get some fans imput, because these new plans are terrible.

  • near

    The past is our, no one can take that away.
    So the best way is to leave Anfield.
    We leave a history to create a new one. And it takes courage to do this.

    Its about time Liverpoolfc embrace the present and the future.

    • near

      *ours

  • Mucksavage38

    New development versus redevolpment there is no contest realistically…It has to be a brand new stadium, this is the option that will future proof our club.

  • Mucksavage38

    To be honest the “Ian Ritchie architects” design looks brilliant. If they could incorporate more liver bird and flames, almost like the stadium is on fire and glows with light. We need to make it very intimidating and more enclosed. White hot atmosphere would be ideal.

  • YUK

    Who designed this Stevie Wonder ?

  • John

    Awful designs!

    I can’t for the life of me see why anyone thinks we would full a 70000 seater stadium. To be honest, we would struggle to fill 60000 for some games.

    If we have a bad season or a very bad run of games, which it is possible to do, I’d rather a few empty seats in a 55000 seat stadium than a third of the seats empty in a 70000 seat staduim.

    Utd are struggling to fill OT, they are advertising on radio.

    If Utd are having to advertise tickets, Liverpool will not fill a stadium of the same capacity; even with the ‘season ticket waiting list.’

    Liverpool may have millions of fans worldwide but the extra capacity will need to be filled by locals or UK/ Irish supporters, hopefully those who are young. But unless ticket prices are dropped significantly, I can’t see that happening. My Dad used to take me to the games, I can’t take my son/ daughters.

    We will only fill 70,000 seats for derbies, Utd, possibly Chavs, Arsenal, champs league semis, games of that ilk. No disrespect meant but I can’t see 66000 Liverpool fans turning up to watch games against fulham/ WBA unless it’s last day of season and we are on course to win the league or Europa cup games.

    Better designs needed for a revamp of Anfiels with a capacity of 60000 tops is what we need.

  • John

    Awful designs!

    I can’t for the life of me see why anyone thinks we would full a 70000 seater stadium. To be honest, we would struggle to fill 60000 for some games.

    If we have a bad season or a very bad run of games, which it is possible to do, I’d rather a few empty seats in a 55000 seat stadium than a third of the seats empty in a 70000 seat staduim.

    Utd are struggling to fill OT, they are advertising on radio.

    If Utd are having to advertise tickets, Liverpool will not fill a stadium of the same capacity; even with the ‘season ticket waiting list.’

    Liverpool may have millions of fans worldwide but the extra capacity will need to be filled by locals or UK/ Irish supporters, hopefully those who are young. But unless ticket prices are dropped significantly, I can’t see that happening. My Dad used to take me to the games, I can’t take my son/ daughters.

    We will only fill 70,000 seats for derbies, Utd, possibly Chavs, Arsenal, champs league semis, games of that ilk. No disrespect meant but I can’t see 66000 Liverpool fans turning up to watch games against fulham/ WBA unless it’s last day of season and we are on course to win the league or Europa cup games.

    Better designs needed for a revamp of Anfiels with a capacity of 60000 tops is what we need.

  • Johnfharkin

    At first I thought it was best to redevelop the existing stadium, however having looked at the designs, capacity and pros and cons I am now of the view that it is best to build a new stadium with the kop at the heart and with 17,000 seats and 69,000 seats overall. The design looks amazing!

  • Kjsim

    I like the idea of redeveloping Anfield the keep the kop scheme seems attractive and perhaps 50,000 more realistic can it be made larger?

  • Kjsim

    I like the idea of redeveloping Anfield the keep the kop scheme seems attractive and perhaps 50,000 more realistic can it be made larger?

  • Kjsim

    I like the idea of redeveloping Anfield the keep the kop scheme seems attractive and perhaps 50,000 more realistic can it be made larger?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Dickenson/100001799809091 John Dickenson

    The expanded version would not be worth it just a 5000 more seats,The redeveloped looks ok inside, pitch side, the outside is Ugly, not modern enough for my taste. I think total new Stadium makes makes most sense, 65 – 75000 seats would be ideal.
    Now stop messing around, make your minds up and give us a stadium to be proud of.

  • JackleCube

    Building on what others have said, I think a big problem with re-developing Anfield is that the plans are to expand all the stands around the Kop, but leave the Kop alone. The problem with that is then the Kop becomes a small stand amongst much Larger stands, which may change the atmosphere.. and if it doesn’t change it, it does make the ground as a whole look a bit odd. I’m a big fan of modern stadiums where all four stands are created to fit together. I also don’t think the size increases in capacity for re-development are that big. I don’t have the figures, but I don’t see why we wouldn’t want to be ambitious and go for a huge stadium, all season tickets are sold out for years to come, don’t think we’d have problems filling 80,000 in big games. I’m not an expert, but I just think that if the increase in size is small now, it’ll have to be increased again in another 20-30 years as english football and Liverpool FC continue to expand as a global firm and pull in more and more fans.

  • Thomas Maddocks98

    liverpool need to concentrate on there tactics at the moment plus we could with more money first

  • Thomas Maddocks98

    liverpool need to concentrate on there tactics at the moment plus we could with more money first

  • Thomas Maddocks98

    we love the stadium we have this would spoil the atmosphere

  • Sausage

    Need at least 390 000 seats!

  • Red Rum

    These designs are absolutely terrible. If we left the current Anfield for this stadium it would be a big mistake. It looks very cheap and lacks imagination. The inside photos make it seem like an old continental dump stadium. Really bad. The redeveloped pictures aren’t much better, very predictable. The HKS new Anfield, which has the planning permission, is miles better. In fact it’s the one decent thing Hicks Gillett contributed. Steep banked stands, a cliff like Kop, asymmetrical yet modern.