Liverpool City Council has announced a plan to regenerate the area surrounding Anfield, in a package worth £260million.
The proposal involves new homes, refubishment of more than 500 existing houses, a shopping precinct, office buildings, a hotel and a major new pedestrian-friendly avenue and public square and restoration, development of Stanley Park and the expansion of the stadium
Following a statement from the Liverpool Mayor, Liverpool FC’s Managing Director Ian Ayre gave his approval of the project, saying: “The club has a track record of working successfully with Liverpool City Council, and others to drive forward improvements to the area, having made a major investment towards the transformation of Stanley Park”
Not only will this project improve the area, but it additionally ought to advance the process of redeveloping Anfield Stadium, and Ayre paid attention to the “great deal of work” which remains, despite this major step:
“This is also an important milestone as we seek to investigate the feasibility of expanding our stadium.
“We will continue this work, which is just one part of the wider Anfield vision, and there is a great deal of work still to be done to bring those plans to fruition.
An official statement regarding the expansion of the Stadium is expected to be released soon