Photos: The view from the upper tier of Anfield’s new Main Stand

on 04.02.2016


There’s been much talk about Liverpool’s new ticket pricing structure for next season, and photos below show what the view will be from the upper tier of the new Main Stand.

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These photos from the side of each end of the stand show the view from seats that will cost £36 for a category A game.

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A more central view from the upper tier will cost £66 or £65 for a category A game.

Seats in the new Main Stand lower tier, for a category A game, range from £64 to £77.

Picture below shows the view of the new Main Stand, from the Kop.

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Meanwhile, the images below show the view from hospitality sections from the new stand.

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While supporters in the new stand will benefit from improved facilities, fans in some sections of the Anfield Road End and Centenary Stand are to be charged more next season for the same seat and view.

Tickets in the Centenary Stand rise from £59 to £66, while a £52 ticket in the Anfield Road rises to £65 – despite neither stand improving facilities. Same view, same seat – huge increase.

It’s for these reasons that supporters group Spion Kop 1906 are proposing a walkout protest on 77 minutes against Sunderland on Saturday.

Liverpool led with the new £9 tickets for children, but these are for just three category C games per season and represent less than 0.5% of overall tickets.

With the added revenue from more than doubling the amount of hospitality seats, plus over £40 million extra from the new TV deal, the minuscule, in comparison, finance from these regular seat ticket price changes is a huge slap in the face for supporters who are being priced out of attending games.

SEE ALSO: Liverpool fans plan walkout protest over new Anfield ticket prices

The new Main Stand is due to be completed this summer, and will take Anfield’s overall capacity to around 53,000 seats.

Images sourced via LFC seat migration test.

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  1. One of the biggest issues with the existing main stand has been the restricted view seats, at least the four metal stanchions supporting the roof will no longer be a problem but it appears from the illustrations that the end sections of the upper tier will still have restricted views, that’s the downside of expanding an existing stadium as opposed to a new build stadium but still disappointing none the less…

  2. Surely if you’re going to stick people in the cloud seats make sure part of another stand is not overseeing any part of the pitch restricting the view?

  3. So let’s see. The plan is to buy tickets, then leave early? If you want to make a statement, don’t buy a ticket!

    • Yeah man, totally agree. People complain about this as if soccer is the only sport who has supporters and fans. I paid $1000 for University of Oregon college football season tickets. I made a note to save the money for partying and tailgating. Some found it too rich and renounced season tickets, so that is the way to go in my book.

      I do respect those who are doing what they have to do with the protest though, so I don’t want them to think what they are doing is worthless. More that I know the pain of getting a fork in the backside from “your team”.

  4. Looks fine to me. Unless people are really complaining that a bigger stadium will have seats further away. Should be expected with the laws of physics and all that.

    • Being further away isn’t the issue but it’s still a long way to climb to find there’s a section of the pitch obscured from your view, I’m sure there’s a physics law that explains ‘line of sight’ and why you cant see through solid objects, the adjacent roof in this case…

  5. The view from the new upper stand looks a lot better than I thought it would. I prefer it to the hospitality view pics frankly.

    re the ticket prices, it’s pretty clear the price increases haven’t really been about getting extra revenue in as that’s barely affected (so why bother is the Q?), it’s been more about reducing the price of some existing season and matchday tickets – of which a LOT have been reduced.
    Seems you have to have a good seat to get walloped with the price increase but perhaps that’s actually a fairer system that simply hasn’t been there before. Had it been there before maybe the complaints now wouldn’t be so vociferous (some chance!).

    There have long been complaints that people pay the same price for better or poorer view seats so this pricing structure seems to have been about introducing more of a stratification of prices around the ground, hence a lot have been reduced which has been paid for by other better (?) seats.

    I guess going forwards they will be able to look at increasing prices for certain categories of seats differently from others – and even leaving some untouched. Gives them more control I guess.

  6. They should put up large HD screens in the corner edges so people can revert to them for inaccessible areas of the pitch.

  7. How do the architects plan an expansion that results in some seats being unable to see parts of the pitch? Find that extremely odd.
    Oh well, guess the guys sitting in those seats can just change their Fifa 2016 settings to Tele then…

  8. Poor designing to not let it connect up to Anfield road end when that end is eventually redeveloped

    • I think its is something to do with holding the roof with cantilevers?Maybe it can be resolved in phase 2. I think we should have built a new stadium for scratch.

      • Whilst I’m glad we’re remaining at anfield I just feel the design could of been so much better would of loved to see the start of a continuous stadium with just the kop end separate!

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