The news over the last 24 hours that Liverpool Football Club are all set to go ahead with plans from 2003 for a new 60,000 seater stadium are not set in stone, and the club’s owners may still choose to redevelop the current stadium.
FSG decide on new stadium – report
New owners Fenway Sports Group have put design commissioned by former owner Tom Hicks in the bin in favour of some previously made designs by Manchester-based architects AFL. Planning permission for these designs was granted by Liverpool City Council in 2004.
The Reds are thought to be still in search of a financial partner for the stadium in terms of a naming-rights sponsorship deal in hope to raise at least £150million of the £300million needed to build the stadium.
However, Liverpool may still opt to stay at Anfield and continue to explore options for expansion at Anfield, although a new stadium would bring much-needed new structure to the surrounding area of the city.
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