Revealed: Anfield’s new capacity confirmed after Main Stand expansion

Anfield’s new capacity after the construction of the new Main Stand will be just over 54,000.

The new three-tier Main Stand, which will host its first game against Leicester City on September 10th, will host around 18,700 supporters.

Anfield’s capacity will then be 54,167.

The attendance for the opening home game against Leicester will be Anfield’s highest since May 1977, when 55,675 witnessed a 0-0 draw with West Ham.

The Reds will hold two test events before then in order to get the required safety certificate for the new stand.

Liverpool announced earlier this week that they will begin tours of the new stand the day after the Leicester game, on September 11th.

Work on certain internal elements of the new stand, such as media facilities and changing rooms, will not be complete until later in 2016, with the whole stand scheduled to be completed in January 2017.

Extensive work has been carried out externally too, improving the surrounding area and access to the stadium.

LFC have outline planning permission to extend the Anfield Road Stand, which would be phase two of Anfield’s overall expansion. That would take the capacity to around 58,800.

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