Liverpool delay Anfield Road stand redevelopment by 12 months

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The growth would take the capability at Anfield to 61,000

Liverpool have actually stopped the prepared redevelopment of their Anfield Road stand for a year.

The club have actually revealed the coronavirus pandemic has actually required them to delay the growth.

The earliest target to finish the project– which will take Anfield’s capability to 61,000– is now the summer of 2023 having actually been at first booked to be ended up in 2022.

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Liverpool’s chief operating officer Andy Hughes informed the club’s official website: “We have actually experienced a variety of hold-ups to the prepared project as a direct result of the Covid-19 lockdown.

” Offered the difficulties that numerous sectors are dealing with today, consisting of the building and construction, procurement and public sectors, we are taking an accountable method to stop briefly the project for a minimum of 12 months.

” The complex develop program for Anfield Road is an 18- month process and requires 2 clear summer closed season windows in order for it to be effective.

” This is why we are stopping briefly on the project for a minimum of 12 months so the earliest we might finish the program is summer 2023 instead of summer 2022 as initially prepared.

The advancement of the Anfield Road stand has actually been stopped for a year (PA)

” Offered the preparation application is no longer time-critical, it is our objective to send our preparation application at some phase during the next 12 months.

” We will utilize this duration to review and think about choices. When the football calendar and the broader hold-ups to the building and construction and supply chain markets start to plateau, we will offer additional updates.

” We comprehend this is frustrating for numerous, as it is for us, however would like to thank all our key stakeholders, consisting of regional neighbours in Anfield, our advocates, the City Council and others for their great cooperation in the pre-planning phases.

“Our priority remains on the health and wellbeing of our people, the local community and supporters at this challenging time. Our thoughts are with all those affected by Covid-19.”

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