New Liverpool Stadium Design ‘Amazing’

The new design for the Stanley Park Stadium – the new Anfield – is described at ‘amazing’, by a person familiar with the plans. LFC co-owner Tom Hicks last month revealed that ‘spectacular’ new designs for the club’s new home would be submitted to the council for planning assessment by the end of June. Earlier designs, viewed as unambitious by Hicks and George Gillett, were completely overhauled, and the latest design is now described as like a ‘spaceship’, with a glass structure for the kop – which acts as the centrepiece and focus of the design – and four unequal stands that mirror the organic way in which many UK football stadia have developed over the years. The total costs are now estimated at around £300 million, the person familiar with the plans said, and the financing is being sought from US banks and capital markets. The new design is expected to feature seating for 68,000, 7,000 more than the original, but Hicks hasn’t discounted further expansion to accommodate “somewhere in the mid to high 70s,” subject to planning and transport issues being ironed out.

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