Liverpool have decided to stay at Anfield, rather than move to a proposed new stadium in Stanley Park, according to several reports this weekend.
The news is expected to be confirmed by the City Council on Monday when they announce plans for ‘Anfield Village’ housing regeneration scheme.
The Liverpool Echo report that they understand that part of a council briefing on Monday will include the club revealing its intentions to stay at Anfield.
Part of the plans include the compulsory purchasing on Lothair Road (behind the Main Stand), demolishing the side closest to Anfield and turning the other side into a hotel, therefore allowing for the Main Stand to be rebuilt higher, adding another tier.
It has been long known that John Henry’s preferred plans are to remain at Anfield and Monday marks the 2 year anniversary of FSG purchasing the club – which they did with a guarantee to provide a 60,000 seater stadium, either via a new stadium or redevelopment.
FSG successfully redeveloped the Boston Red Sox’s famous Fenwary Park stadium, over a ten year period.
Liverpool are likely to increase Anfield to near 60,000 capacity by rebuilding the Main Stand, then Anfield Road Stand. Plans which could include expanding by building over Anfield Road itself.