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Liverpool to Expand Anfield Capacity to 61,000 by Summer of 2022

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Another 7,000 seats are set to be added to Anfield in time for the start of the 2022-23 season.

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Liverpool are set to add another 7,000 seats to Anfield in time for the start of the 2022-23 season, bringing total capacity to just over 61,000, with confirmation expected to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday as part of public consultations.

That’s the news today from This is Anfield, who say they have gotten a sneak peak at the documents that will be shared by the club in the coming days when they put their Anfield Road expansion plans in front of the people of Liverpool.

As was the case with the main stand expansion, most of the construction will take place during the offseason—this time in 2021 and 2022—in order to ensure a minimum disruption to fans and matchday revenue as the new stand is constructed.

However, there will be some work done during the season, with the club intending—should their plans be approved—to begin laying the foundations for the new extended stand behind the existing Anfield Road end beginning this autumn.

The expanded Anfield Road end will remain a two-tier stand, and its height will match that of the expanded main stain. The expansion plans are not expected to see the club add any hospitality or premium seating, only adding seating capacity.

As part of the club’s stadium expansion plans, the club is expected to seek permission to hold non-football events at Anfield during the football offseason.