Residents demand answers to LFC stadium plans

Local residents around Anfield have urged Liverpool Football Club’s new owners, Fenway Sports Group, to announce it’s intentions as regards the club’s future stadium plans.

It appears now, after years of deliberation, that it would be possible to extend the current Anfield, increasing capacity, rather than build a new stadium on nearby Stanley Park.

“What I would like is if they could just come out and tell us what’s going on,” Ros Groves, who is chair of the Anfield and Breckfield Physical Regeneration Group, told the BBC.

“We just need to be kept informed over and above by the media… we just need to be kept in the loop.”

As part of Liverpool’s growth – either whilst staying at Anfield or with a new stadium – the local area would be redeveloped, with money pumped into the community, transport links and facilities for local residents.

Councillor Jimmy Kendrick said, “There are two parts to this, the council regeneration programme hasn’t totally worked and Liverpool FC’s stalling over whether to relocate to Stanley Park or renovate the existing stadium.”

John Henry and Fenway Sports Group are still said to be assessing all of Liverpool’s options, and have previously said they will do what the fans want.

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