Anfield To Grow Bigger Than St James' Park

14 October 2012 11:55
Liverpool have abandoned all ambitions of building a new stadium on Stanley Park and will instead revamp Anfield into a 65,000-capacity arena.

Plans are now in place to redevelop the existing main stand and build an extra tier at the Anfield Road end, which will increase the current financially-restrictive 45,500 capacity by another 20,000 . making it bigger than out 53,000 seater St James' Park.

The scheme will cost around £150million, although it means writing off the £50m which has already been invested in preparatory work for a new stadium originally planned for the neighbouring Stanley Park.

It is believed owners Tom Werner and John W Henry are still open to offers for naming rights to help subsidise the outlay on a new-look Anfield.