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Liverpool’s Anfield Road Stand Project Hits Major Milestone

  • Massive roof removed from stadium as expansion work continues.
  • Liverpool expects work to be completed before the start of the 2023-23 season.
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Liverpool has taken a major step in its Anfield Road Stand expansion project by removing the massive roof — weighing more than 600,000 pounds — from the 139-year-old stadium.

The Premier League club — the fourth-most valuable in the world at $5.2 billion, according to Forbes — began efforts to expand Anfield’s capacity from 53,000 to 61,000 in 2021. The work will reportedly cost $97 million.

Two huge cranes were built on the pitch to facilitate the roof’s removal, a process that required significant testing, given the weight of the cranes amounted to nearly four times the weight of the roof itself.

Fans in Liverpool can expect new upper-level seating when they are welcomed back to the venue this fall. The club anticipates construction to be completed before the start of the 2023-34 season.

The club recently released time-lapsed footage of the project, giving fans an in-depth look at the lengthy efforts being made to modernize Anfield.

More seating should bring in more revenue for the club that finally turned a profit this year after two straight years of financial losses. 

Liverpool has recently been linked to a potential sale, but current owners Fenway Sports Group don’t appear totally set on moving on from the club.

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