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Incredible new footage shows progress of Liverpool’s £80m stadium expansion

Liverpool’s work on the Anfield Road stand expansion is continuing – and a video has emerged showing the progress on the project.

 

The Reds have pencilled in that the project will be completed in time for the start of the 2023/24 season. It will see the overall capacity increase by 7,000 seats, taking the total possible attendance up to 61,000.

 

Liverpool have construction firm the Buckingham Group seeing over the project, which will cost the club £80million, but is reported to bring in about £10m per season. The expansion will mean that the Reds will host their biggest crowd of the Premier League era in 12 months’ time.

 

Mister Drone UK has regularly published videos detailing the progress being made on the expansion at Anfield. His latest shows a time-lapse of the project since it began.

 

The video begins in July 2021, which shows the stand before any construction work began. Two months later, in September of last year, Jurgen Klopp was at the ceremony as Liverpool broke ground to formally begin the project.

 

As the video continues, it shows various clips of the development over the course of the past 13 months. The more recent clips show the stand with the 300-foot roof truss which was installed a few weeks ago.

 

The redeveloped stand, which will see the lower tier of the existing stand retained, is expected to be fully completed in time for the start of the 2023/24 season and will create around 400 new match day roles.

 

“We are still on track for it being ready for the start of the 2023/24 season and the truss going up is the next big visible achievement in the project,” said Billy Hogan, Liverpool chief executive, last month.

 

In terms of ticket prices, that’s an ongoing conversation. We will get into that in the middle of this season when we go through ticket renewals. We are also continuing conversations over the amount of rail seating we include. That started as a trial which took place over the past year.”

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