Liverpool FC’s new Main Stand is unveiled

Today, the new Main Stand at the iconic Anfield Stadium was officially unveiled in the bright Liverpool sunshine.

KSS Chairman David Keirle and KSS Directors Jeremy Fisher and Byron Davies attended the event alongside a host of Liverpool legends.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner spoke of his immense pride “as we stand here in the shadow of this phenomenal structure, it is easy to be taken by the sheer scale of what has been achieved in delivering it… every decision we have made has been to protect the integrity of Anfield, while looking to modernise and progress the club so we can continue to compete at the highest level possible.”

The development forms part of a Liverpool City Council-led regeneration of the wider Anfield area, and the master plan includes a major residential improvement programme, plus a new Planit-IE-designed public realm space which runs behind the Main Stand and links Walton Breck Road to the south to the historic Stanley Park to the north.

The new setting has allowed the Main Stand to look outwards as well as inwards, and this in turn has generated opportunities to build a commemorative garden for the relocated Hillsborough Memorial at the heart of the ground, and an attractive non-match day environment for the local community.

The capacity of the Main Stand has increased from 12,200 to over 20,500 seats, making it the largest capacity single stand in the country. The existing lower tier retains general admission seats but also includes new hospitality and box seats to the rear, whilst the new middle tier provides further hospitality seats and the new upper tier a further 8,000 general admission seats.

Whilst the expanded Main Stand is a big statement visible from miles around, and the additional seating will add another dimension to the unique Anfield match day experience, it still feels like it is part of the ground as a whole, and the architecture and interior spaces reinforce the concept of a premium stand in an honest and sympathetic way that reflects the values of the Club and its supporters.

First game of the season is against Premier League Champions Leicester City tomorrow and a full house is expected….

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Dominic Fleming Marketing Coordinator
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Dominic Fleming Marketing Coordinator