Liverpool recently announced their plans to erect a 21,000 seat grand stand in an expansion of Anfield, raising its capacity to 54,000.
“Since Fenway Sports Group took ownership of the Club, we were committed to explore in depth all options for the future of Anfield Stadium,” said Chairman Tom Werner in the Liverpool Echo.
“We listened to fans, the community, partners, the Supporters’ Committee and key stakeholders involved in the Club,” Werner added.
“It was just over two years ago that we said our preference was to stay at Anfield and here we are today announcing that the expansion is going ahead. We have made more progress in the past two years than in the last decade.”
“Having experience of expanding Fenway Park and being through a similar and very successful project for the Red Sox, everyone at FSG is extremely proud and excited to be part of expanding Anfield Stadium.”
Watch LFC captain Steven Gerrard, manager Brendan Rodgers and chief executive officer Ian Ayre give their thoughts on the news of Anfield’s expansion on the video above.
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