Videos and photosAnfield Road Stand update: Development latest and first look inside
See the latest progress and an exclusive first glimpse inside the developing Anfield Road Stand with our new drone fly-through footage.
Eighteen months since work began on the Anfield Road expansion project – which will open on time for next season, increasing stadium capacity to 61,000 – supporters can visualise how it is developing inside and out.
In the video above, the drone travels through each of its three floors to capture how the new stand is shaping up – including ground level, which will house the expansive fan park, and the three levels above, which will be home to hospitality lounges and home and away fans.
Incredible progress has been made so far to add 7,000 more seats in time for the 2023-24 season. The main frame is now complete – all steel frame, columns and beams – and alongside this you can also see the start of the exterior façade brickwork.
The 500ft crawler cranes, which did a lot of the heavy lifting – including the 300-tonne truss – have now left the site and the new roof is progressing fantastically and can be seen for miles around as it alters the city skyline. The old roof is still in place and will be removed in the close-season.
Paul Cuttill, vice-president of stadium operations, said: “It’s hard to believe we’re this far into the project, the progress that’s been made is remarkable. Even more remarkable considering we’ve managed to keep on track and continued to maintain full capacity at Anfield, holding over 50 games so far and three concerts in a working building site.
“This new footage is a great insight and shows how the expansion is shaping up on the inside and helps to bring it more to life for fans. It’s now full steam ahead to be ready for the 2023-24 season. We can’t wait to have even more fans at Anfield, the atmosphere is going to be better than ever.”
This is the third major capital build project undertaken by LFC in recent years, following the build of the new Main Stand in 2016, and the opening of the state-of-the-art AXA Training Centre in November 2020.