A glimpse of what the new Anfield may look like

on 25.03.2011



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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  1. If Anfield can be developed then I am all for it as the designs of the new place look a little soulless and wouldn’t really capture Liverpool Football Club. Would always prefer more seats so the 60,000 would be good but with the potential to continue to build and take us up to 70-80,000. All in all look good though. What are the time frames?

  2. Love the idea of staying @ Anfield. Keeping the atmosphere & history whilst providing the much needed added income. Disruption to stadia & income during renovation will be key especially to new Fifa Fair play rules. We are already behind others in this area so to take even more of a hit for 3/4 yrs would have major effect on squad rebuilding. Would mean we need big summer of buying now & little for following 2/3 years. Although squad needs loads ins/outs, to much @ once would not guarantee desired effect.
    New Stadia looks amazing both inside & outside. Its the fans who create the atmosphere and the new lpool era in a new stadia to re-write history. In Kenny & NESV we trust!!! YNWA!!

  3. they should develop anfield as this is liverpools home and i could not imagine the same atmosphere anywhere else, whenever i get chance to go the game this place makes me feel great and would be a great shame to loose it Y.N.W.A

  4. My heart says keep Anfield but it has to be said the new place looks the business and will bring the business.

  5. So the New Anfield is the one to be built in Stanley Park?
    Looks unbelievable going by the pic on the inside but outside looks shocking, looks like a bowl

  6. It’s got to be the fantastic new stadium. It avoids 2-3 seasons of Anfield being a building site just as we are trying to play in the CL. Plus the new stadium gives so much more scope for building in the most modern designs and features.

  7. It’s got to be the fantastic new stadium. It avoids 2-3 seasons of Anfield being a building site just as we are trying to play in the CL. Plus the new stadium gives so much more scope for building in the most modern designs and features.

  8. the loss of revenue in the short term, along with an interruption to team building (re FIFA rules) may make the new build the best option, most of the permissions are in place, its a pity these plans didn’t include costs for the Anfield redevelopment but even if redeveloping Anfield is 50-100 mill cheaper its the fans that generate the atmosphere, watching the new build taking shape would galvanize everyone, team and fans alike to press forward together, in the Liverpool way.

  9. the loss of revenue in the short term, along with an interruption to team building (re FIFA rules) may make the new build the best option, most of the permissions are in place, its a pity these plans didn’t include costs for the Anfield redevelopment but even if redeveloping Anfield is 50-100 mill cheaper its the fans that generate the atmosphere, watching the new build taking shape would galvanize everyone, team and fans alike to press forward together, in the Liverpool way.

  10. New design is awful! As an Architect it lacks character or presence.
    The redeveloped Anfield does not look much better. ‘Keep the Kop… rebuild the rest’ Why? The current Kop is fairly new. H&G did not do much for us but believe me the stadium they delivered ‘hung off a new Kop’ was good. It captured the essence of the existing Anfield but exaggerated it into something better.
    I really hope this is not what we end up with.

    • Sorry should read ‘ H&G did not do much for us but believe me the stadium DESIGN they delivered ‘hung off a new Kop’ was good.

    • Yeah as a fellow architect I agree. Why not have an international competition, let the best firm/design win? The new anfield is such a big deal for millions of people, seems dull to put it into the hands of Sports Stadia alone. And judging by their renderings I would say they aren’t even taking the project that seriously…clearly rendered by a summer intern!

      It’s not just about revenue, it’s also about the LFC image for new fans and potential transfer targets. Lose the brick, have some imagination.

      • I agree about the brick! Needs to be iconic and intimidating! Such an important statement needs time to be designed properly

  11. New design is awful! As an Architect it lacks character or presence.
    The redeveloped Anfield does not look much better. ‘Keep the Kop… rebuild the rest’ Why? The current Kop is fairly new. H&G did not do much for us but believe me the stadium they delivered ‘hung off a new Kop’ was good. It captured the essence of the existing Anfield but exaggerated it into something better.
    I really hope this is not what we end up with.

  12. The designs for expanding Anfield look
    lifeless and lack imagination. I’m all for keeping the kop but not at the expense of the rest of the stadium being ugly and outdated. There’s also the prospect of watching 3 seasons of football in a building site with the inevitable reduction in capacity and revenue for that time. I’m fed up of us being in a ‘transition period’!

    A new stadium makes sense in so many ways. I hate to say it but the best designs I’ve seen have been the costlier of H&G’s two original plans.

    The kop and Anfield in general is so much more about the people who love the club and go there every week than the actual structure they fill. It’s not like your family’s history and traditions are forgotten just because you’ve moved to a nicer house!

  13. Funny how they have filled the new stadium with lots of people and an exciting looking atmosphere, whilst leaving the redeveloped ones empty. Obvious which one the planners want us to build.
    Redevelop Anfield and keep the tradition and the history is what I say. We rebuilt the Centenary Stand and the Kop while still playing and I don’t remember it being that bad.

  14. The New Anfield Stadium fills the bill almost exactly. 69,000 capacity with 17000 Kop. There will be NO DISRUPTION for the ensuing seasons whilst it is being built. The other two designs are outmoded and dated in concept and design. The one keeping the Kop resembles a dog’s dinner of a building.
    The £250M costing for the new one is well within a reasonable budget AND has the backing of the council already.
    That being commonsense the sentimentality crowd will go for the old fashioned one Just watch! Most would expect something like that from Liverpool!!

    • I don’t think many would disagree that the new Anfield stadium fits the bill with regard to capacity, cost and lack of disruption, i just think many might have an issue with how the design looks from outside, to me it just looks like a block of flats with some steel halo on top, as one comment said the ground should look awesome to all who approach, the brick look is old outdated, and should be replaced with a more modern material and look, the 2009 redesign of the original G&H stadium plan at least had a WOW factor, looked modern and impressive, but im not saying we should pay as much as their total cost would have been, maybe just adopt the exterior look, we think of ourselves as a modern club with a great history so let us build a modern stadium that all reds fans can be proud of, and all other supporters will be envious of, might cost a bit more but our club is worth it, and i think it will pay dividends in the long run, and this is the opinion of an old sentimentalist who used to go stand in the boys pen section of the kop many years ago,and would love the reds to remain at Anfield if possible!!, but times change and sometimes you need to move to progress, my only other request if a move is the way to go is in regards to the proposed possible naming rights to the new ground and that they are given to the liverpool fans or they are given first refusal to buy and the name remains Anfield or New Anfield,… so hopes and old sentimentalist…

  15. The New Anfield Stadium fills the bill almost exactly. 69,000 capacity with 17000 Kop. There will be NO DISRUPTION for the ensuing seasons whilst it is being built. The other two designs are outmoded and dated in concept and design. The one keeping the Kop resembles a dog’s dinner of a building.
    The £250M costing for the new one is well within a reasonable budget AND has the backing of the council already.
    That being commonsense the sentimentality crowd will go for the old fashioned one Just watch! Most would expect something like that from Liverpool!!

  16. 60 k or new is the way.
    naming rights alone should pay for half the stadium, plus no disruption. However, on balance, purely in terms of cost efficiency, redeveloping is the best option.

  17. 60 k or new is the way.
    naming rights alone should pay for half the stadium, plus no disruption. However, on balance, purely in terms of cost efficiency, redeveloping is the best option.

  18. 60 k or new is the way.
    naming rights alone should pay for half the stadium, plus no disruption. However, on balance, purely in terms of cost efficiency, redeveloping is the best option.

  19. not sure that it is big enough 60,000 for a club like liverpool, need room to add more seating if need be if its not in the plans

  20. Well, it’s a substantial increase in gate numbers (14K- 31%) for an outlay far far below a new stadium, so you can see why a business person would choose it, particularly as there are such high revenues from outside the ground.

    I’ve no idea what $ you lose by not having all the corporate facilities a new stadium gives you but it’s clearly not enough to offset those building costs – otherwise you can bet they would do it.
    The Texas cowboys were happy to entertain the idea as they thought they would just beable to borrow whatever they needed.

    Also, we’re into a rising interest rates market so thats going to squeeze money everywhere – you, me, business, govt, everyone so it’s not the best time to make massive $ commitments unless you can fix your interest rate.

    Even then, you likely won’t beable to fix it for more than a few years and the rate prospects beyond that are not good, so debt mountains like Manure have can become serious issues if their interest bill on refinancing goes from the current 9% to say 13%.

    So this move may be wise for the club, not over extending the financing requirement in this climate, as this allows focus on player investment and success on the pitch. Overall that would be the ideal platform to go for a new stadium – likely in the next decade, when current economic chaos has been inflated out of the system (!).

    Sorry this post wasn’t very footy focussed!!!!!

  21. Redeveloped looks good but don’t want a building site for 2 or 3 years.
    Expanded to 50k is a waste of time.
    The new stadium there looks like a half-hearted attempt. Not enough detail shown there and what is shown looks crap.
    The one that Hicks and Gillet did is the best of the new designs I’ve seen but I don’t enjoy saying that.

  22. All the designs are horrible.

    While many say we won’t fill a 70k stadium that’s why we do not need one are very mistaken. While it true we would not fill it today we need to look a long term. I do not want a solution that would only last us 5 to 10 years. We should put it to rest for the next 50 years.

    I prefer to redevelopment Anfield but from those plans it not even worth the disruption and taking into fact that they believe it would cost more than a new stadium. Either away the atmosphere will be lost as the designs as many have said are lifeless and uninspiring.

    We are Liverpool FC we should do battle in a Colosseum.

  23. Sadly, the first G&H stadium pictures were far superior to any of these offerings.

    Also, given the budgets involved, I’m really leaning towards a new stadium now. The Kop is not as important as is being made out – it’s the people in the Kop who matter. I think the club need to ensure that decent reds in the Kop remain seated in the new Kop in the new stadium.

    The new stadium posted is ghastly though. More options needed.

  24. Sadly, the first G&H stadium pictures were far superior to any of these offerings.

    Also, given the budgets involved, I’m really leaning towards a new stadium now. The Kop is not as important as is being made out – it’s the people in the Kop who matter. I think the club need to ensure that decent reds in the Kop remain seated in the new Kop in the new stadium.

    The new stadium posted is ghastly though. More options needed.

  25. the new stadium should be around 80 thousand with a modern design rather than the one shown look like a 1st division stadium

  26. People are saying we have to keep the old Anfield to retain the unique atmosphere but to be honest as someone who has watched Liverpool since 1959 and is a season ticket holder in the Upper Centenary and watches all European games in the Kop,for whatever reason,the atmosphere is not as great as it was before the all seater rules were applied,my heart says stay in the present stadium but realistically I think a new stadium would be the best bet with no disruption to games as the building process takes place,finally we have to take the club to the pinnacle of English football again before building a new stadium,what’s the use of a half full stadium for a club finishing 5th,6th or 7th and trying to qualify for the Europa Cup ?

    • Love the comment and back you 100% . I also would like to add that the idea of 60,000 is not big enough , I would rather go with a 70,000 and the option to add on . We would fill it all the time and make huge profits for the club . United , arsenal make a lot more on gate receipts than us , yet we know we could more than match them with our fan base . If we build too small then we would only be doing expansion work again within a few years .

      • Sorry mate but I think you’re dreaming if you think we would fill 70,000 seats all the time. We may if it’s £20 a ticket and £10 for kids/OAPs and that’s not going to happen.

        If there wasn’t so many Liverpool ga,es on telly and we were doing well, actually competing (there’s no guarentees) then it may be filled for the biggest games. Utd are struggling to fill OT and theyb are about to win the title, still in champs league and FA semi!!!

        • Yes I agree,we struggle now to get full attendances against “lesser” teams and that’s with a 45,000 capacity,I think 60,000 is ample (if we get back in the top 4 and the champions League) with a design of stadium to perhaps fill the corners and increase the capacity of the ground if it is necessary later on.

  27. Well opinion is certainly divided. My personal view is this new stadium is Unique and distinctive just like our beloved club.It would represent a new dawn a new beginning if you like.Yes Anfield is special and always will be .Its been our home for over a 100 years, its seen its share of Glory ,disapointment and sadness.To say it would take possibly three years of disruption to renovate.Thats a massive revenue stream loss.I think the question should be could we fill the New 69k stadium,many would say yes if out ST waiting list is to be believed.

    There is one thing for certain The owners will make the right decision for the club.

    • we need a new stadium for teh next 100 years, football is growing everyday, at soem point in the future the stadium will need to be expanded anyway to a higher capacity. the deisgn must be modern and attractive. please a new stadium, Gillette and Hicks had a fantastic stadium design with a spectacular Kop stand. FSG take note.

  28. For me its got to be the new stadium, 69,000 capacity that would put us back at the top and give us the platform to continue growing and competing at the top level. For someone that doesn’t go to games every week I know how hard and expensive it can be to get to a game at short notice. Having a bigger stadium will mean more tickets available and a greater pricing range making it more affordable, which benefits everyone, Yes, everyone loves the Kop but if we could have a newer more improved Kop everyone would love that too. Anyway how could they manage redeveloping? surely that would mean thousands of fans missing out on games and a reduced capacity and atmosphere while the ground is being redeveloped which would take several years.

  29. For me its got to be the new stadium, 69,000 capacity that would put us back at the top and give us the platform to continue growing and competing at the top level. For someone that doesn’t go to games every week I know how hard and expensive it can be to get to a game at short notice. Having a bigger stadium will mean more tickets available and a greater pricing range making it more affordable, which benefits everyone, Yes, everyone loves the Kop but if we could have a newer more improved Kop everyone would love that too. Anyway how could they manage redeveloping? surely that would mean thousands of fans missing out on games and a reduced capacity and atmosphere while the ground is being redeveloped which would take several years.

  30. Probably the worst piece of architecture I have saw, looks like its been knocked up by some 2nd year Architect student, hope no one has paid money for this. The WHOLE of Anfield as a district needs revamping and I mean everything, street furniture, paving, façades, everything looks dismal and I know I work there.

  31. Probably the worst piece of architecture I have saw, looks like its been knocked up by some 2nd year Architect student, hope no one has paid money for this. The WHOLE of Anfield as a district needs revamping and I mean everything, street furniture, paving, façades, everything looks dismal and I know I work there.

  32. I blame Parry and Moore’s…
    Sold us out for a quick dollar!
    How is man Cidy the richest club in the world?
    and we cud’nt even buy charlie Adam in Jan…
    Am sure give Abu dhabi the choice, city or 5 x champs o Europe NO BRAINER MR PARRY/MOORES

  33. Imagine wat the Arabs cud of done with r club the players man city brought in.

    a new ground would almost b ready by now

    So thanks again for doing your job Mr parry! & selling r club to a GENUINE PAIR OF COWBOYS

  34. New stadium sounds like the best option for the long term future of the club but not that design (externally). To be fair internally it looks great with the hidden entrances etc, but its not very pleasing to the eye at all from outside. Having a blank canvas to work with I’d expect something a bit more special looking than that on the outside. Their work on the Valencia Stadium Facade for example looks amazing – some of that for the new Anfield please.

  35. New stadium sounds like the best option for the long term future of the club but not that design (externally). To be fair internally it looks great with the hidden entrances etc, but its not very pleasing to the eye at all from outside. Having a blank canvas to work with I’d expect something a bit more special looking than that on the outside. Their work on the Valencia Stadium Facade for example looks amazing – some of that for the new Anfield please.

  36. The kop was knocked down almost 20 years ago and anfield has changed 3 of it’s 4 stands in that time. Only the main stand remains from the anfield of old and like others have said it’s the people not the structure that make it what it is.

  37. the redeveloped Anfield look pretty good, but the new one looks amazing! but I think it’s important to keep the KOP. I’m from Bulgaria and I’ve never been to Liverpool, so I plan to visit the stadium and I prefer to vidit the old full of history Anfield, than the new one!

  38. This looks like a block of ratty flats on an Elephant & Castle estate with the Shankly Gates fixed onto the front entrance, with a large ugly pointless crown feature planted over the top.

    No, no, no. Ugly as hell. We deserve better.

    100% agree to RyanM’s idea – “Why not have an international competition”?

    PS 70-80 thousand seater required I reckon. I also reckon that it would be full for most games, and the size would lend itself to other events and extra revenue.

  39. The idea of redeveloping Anfield wasn’t the exact move forward. IMO we should move to the new Anfield which H&G designed and that makes sense for the future. We should build 70k capacity stadium to compete not just on the field but in gate receipts too. About the KOP, its not about the place its about the people. Its not the place that gels everyone together, its not the place that voice sounded louder, its the people who sat there weeks after weeks. Just imagine, the new kopstand with 25k people singing you’ll never walk alone.

  40. As an architect I must say the new design simply sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry boys), the above given website totally confirms my statement. I would offer my services for free !!
    An open international competition would guarantee the best that we LFC supporters deserve. After all the supporters are the hear beat of the club not the terraces.

    Redone is absolutely spot on.

    Sharde LFC4EVER

    YNWA

  41. If this is the best designs that Sports-Stadia can come up with for Anfield or a new stadium, then i for one wouldn’t award them the contract, the design for redeveloping Anfield looked old, boring with no style surely architects can come up with a better more modern stylish design that befits our great club, as for expanded Anfield well that looked no better, and whats the point of expanding to fifty thousand seats when it would have to be expanded again at a future date, and whats the idea of throwing all those pics of other monstrosities that have been built around the world, is that the best they can come up with, why didnt they show the H&G design at least that looked classy…. i think this article was submitted by Sports-Stadia themselves in the hope they can get a foot in the door to win the contract, i personally favour staying at Anfield biting the bullet and putting up with playing on a building site for a few seasons as long as the design is worth the inconvenience, but i’m thinking with my heart here, but if the decision is to move then go with the H&G design as it beats these lot hands down….oh yes if a new move is the choice, then as clubs can be moved so can names, move the name with it as Liverpool football Clubs ground name should forever be Anfield …again my hearts speaking

  42. The redeveloped Anfield plans look great to me, even though the Kop could somehow lose it’s presence in the stadium if all other stands would be expanded.

  43. Building a new stadium would be a statement of intent of LFC to the world that we don’t live in the past. Let’s not forget, Anfield was new itself at one stage, and didn’t stop the fans putting their imprint on it.

    Let’s be innovative like Shankly was – he would hate to think that his memory was binding the hands of future managers, players, owners and fans; not letting us progress and show what Liverpool Football Club leads the way.

    I love Anfield. I love the memories that it has generated. But do you know what, I’ll always have them. We as fans crave excitement, and what better excitement is there than to rebuild a new stadium that future great achievements can be home to.

  44. All of these comments are crazy. Yes, the designs look a little dated but when you are working with a masterpiece, you always will. It doesn’t matter how many artists revamp the Mona Lisa, you will always have something similar. What’s important, is that, as many fans can crowd in and watch us win the league. Stanley Park is not Anfield. Anfield is Anfield – It just needs more seats than everyone else. YNWA

  45. The designs put forward are drab you need something unique and capacity of around 80000 people, apart from the design this company did for the Berlin Stadium, the rest are uninspiring.

  46. The link clearly states, these designs were done independently of LFC, completed in 2010.
    So I would wait for an official stance on the new stadium designs..

  47. To hell with revenue, business and whatnot! Anfield was made for Liverpool and Liverpool was made for Anfield. Shankly hung up a plate inside of it for christ sakes….go play businessfolks on a computergame or something.

  48. On the downside, these plans are lacking both character and ‘wow’ factor. (As an urban designer) I’m afraid to say the image above looks more like a motel than a cutting edge football stadium – certainly not the future home of Liverpool Football Club!

    On the flipside, the website clearly states that these plans have got nothing to do with Liverpool football club – so fair play to whoever knocked them up! It raises debate and gets people thinking.

    I have been impressed with FSG so far, and generally I agree with the ethos that business should be conducted behind closed doors. But in terms of the redevelopment (or maybe a new stadium), I really hope that our opinion counts for something. It is after all, our home!

  49. No doubt about it the old H&G’m ones were better,i’m no architect but you do not have to be one to see this.The redeveloped anfield looks like the annie has had it’s arms cut off,the expanded one is simply too small and the stanley park one although the idea of hidden exits is good the entrance looks like the back of st johns market.Time for the board to go back to H&G’s originals even if it does mean them losing face.

  50. Not sure whether I like the New Anfield design, it isnt intimitating enough for when opposition teams approach. I much prefer designs like San Siro and Bernabau… Compact, box-type designs… This would create the ‘Couldran’ atmosphere. H&G design was better… although maybe a little too OTT. The Stadia-Design is a more carnival/circus atomosphere design… a bit too hospitable…

  51. Of the the three options here the new ground is by far the most practical for the following reasons:
    No need to reduce revenue during the build
    It conforms to EUFA requirements – redevelopment plans dont so this could be a revenue stream lost for future use
    Expanded Anfield indicates that that is it, the maximum ex[ansion and no more possible – therefore would this in a few years see us slipping behind once again and have to revisit the “new ground” question.
    106 and transport requirements are common and instead of a con should be considered as a requirement that to my knowledge any new stadium will have to deal with.

    I imagine this is not the only design that will be examined in any final decision to build new – but on a personal note I think it looks good from outside, but any design should have as a design criteria that it must produce something that allows the finished article to be distinctly Liverpool FC – not just another bowl or Doughnut or whatever with a club crest on its wall. “A distinctive stadium for a distinctive and distinguished club” should be the design briefs opening salvo to anyone conidering submitting designs.

  52. If the decision is build a new stadium, then it should be a statement of who we are and where we are going. I agree with the idea that there should be an open competition to design the new stadium, let us not limit ourselves to the ideas of a few people.

    If the decision is made that we can renovate Anfield, I for one would be happy if it is done properly.

  53. New Stadium !
    The Designs for the ‘New Anfield’ are horrendous !
    And i really think we should move to a totally new site n build a 65000 -70000 seater stadium ! It wouldnt affect the atmosphere at all as the people coming there would be Liverpudlians and Liverpudlians make the atmosphere what it is and not the stadium, don’t they ?

  54. I heard Ian Ritchie Architects was the originator that designed the corners that spurs are using on their new stadium, in fact i seen ones of Ian’s designs with them exact corners on, so why are we not using them of this one? When they look awesome and hold atmosphere retention.

    I think if the KOP was elevated it would also create a wall of noise across the pitch

    No offense Ian but that stadium on here looks’ ugly and empty lifeless feeling, think more Borussia Dortmund and New Spurs stadium, they are far better designs, we the supports have got to live in this for many years to come, so we have got to get it right.

    YNWA

  55. The most ugliest stadium, I have ever seen, it’s that bad people are taking a 2nd look at H&G Monstrosity.

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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!

  65. 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?

  66. 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?

  67. 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?

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

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