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LFC ‘have plans for 65,000 seater Anfield’

Liverpool Football Club have not ruled out remaining at their famous Anfield stadium, despite the search for a stadium naming rights partner being narrowed down.

Managing diretor Ian Ayre has explained that the club have drawn up plans for a refurbished Anfield that would see the capacity increase to 65,000.

New Stadium = Naming Rights

Ayre explained that if the new stadium is to be built, a naming rights partner is required; “That is an absolute catalyst to building a new stadium. The economics just don’t stack up without it. It doesn’t work unless you do it with a naming rights partner.”

Expanding Anfield to 65,000

Meanwhile though, the Club are still exploring the possibility of remaining at Anfield, and explaning the capacity to 65,000;

“We have got a design and plans that show what we can achieve. We could certainly reach the same sort of capacity with a refurbishment as we would a new-build, the 60-65,000 level.

“But that comes with its own set of challenges, which are about understanding the acquisition of the properties in and around Anfield, and that’s a process we are on with at the moment.”

Decision Time?

“When will the decision be made? It’ll only be when we reach an answer with both. It’s hard to put a time on it.”

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