Work on phase one of a $423m expansion of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium could start early next year, after the city council unanimously voted in favour of the development.Â
Phase one of the expansion will cost $122m and will rebuild the 21,000-capacity main stand, adding 8,500 seats. It will be carried out by Carillion and overseen by Tom Doyle, who was project manager on the London Olympic stadium and project director of the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow.Â
Another proposed expansion to the Anfield Road Stand would increase its seating capacity by 4,800 and take the ground’s total capacity from 45,500 to 59,000.
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Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool, said: "This is a very important milestone in our ambitions to transform the Anfield area, bringing new jobs, investment and housing.Â Â
"The overall regeneration will see $423m invested in Anfield. Liverpool Football Club’s proposals for the stadium are a key part of this. The club is a major employer in the area and its stadium is a major draw for tourists and visitors."