Liverpool Ladies inspect Anfield Main Stand development as work continues

Liverpool Ladies duo Gemma Bonner and Alex Greenwood visited Anfield for an update on the expansion of the Main Stand just weeks before the start of the new season.

The England internationals were given an insight into the construction industry and were able to meet some of the women helping to build the expansion.

When completed, it’ll become one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football.

Carillion Project Director Chris Ruta said: “The Liverpool Ladies site visit was a great way to highlight the variety of opportunities that construction has to offer.”

The two defenders also visited the Main Stand’s two new fan concourses which will be a welcome addition around Anfield.

‘Premium facilities’ will be available to all those with a seat in the stand prior to match-day kick-offs and the two Liverpool Ladies players got involved with fitting some of the 20,500 seats.

Main Stand site visit, Anfield, with Liverpool Ladies FC Gemma Bonner and Alex Greenwood, 19/05/16.  Photo: Nick Taylor/LFC

Reds skipper Bonner said: “It is a real privilege for myself and Alex to be invited to look at the progression made with the expansion of the new Main Stand.

“The Main Stand looks really impressive and supporters will be able to enjoy even more of a matchday experience once the expansion is completed.”

Work continues at Anfield, with lower-tier seats to be added and the pitch undersoil stripped and relayed before the turf is reseeded.

Liverpool’s home stadium won’t see action until after the September international break, with Burnley agreeing to hold their August 20 clash at Turf Moor.

The Reds begin the 2016/17 away to Arsenal on August 13, with their first outing at Anfield set to see Jurgen Klopp‘s side host champions Leicester City on September 10.

The Liverpool Ladies are currently fifth in the Women’s Super League 1, most recently holding Man City Women to a 1-1 draw at the Manchester Regional Arena.

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