VideoWatch: New footage released of Anfield Road Stand milestone
A huge milestone in the Anfield Road Stand expansion project has been completed, with the old 282-tonne roof lifted off.
New time-lapse and drone footage released today shows this historic moment, which took one week and 75 skilled engineers working day and night to carefully demolish. The old roof will now be processed for recycling.
An extremely difficult part of the build, this operation involved two large cranes that needed to be built on the pitch. One 500-tonne and one 600-tonne did the heavy lifting, supported by two 300-tonne cranes and 700 tonnes of ballast, which provided stability to the large cranes.
The pitch went through rigorous testing last year at Anfield and the AXA Training Centre in order to prepare for this demolition and to factor in full recovery time. Part of the turf is heavily protected for the cranes and supporting vehicles to travel on.
With this new footage, supporters can get a first glimpse of the brand-new, upper-level seating and see the new 75x39-metre replacement roof towering over the old upper tier, which is next to be removed.
The development to increase Anfield's capacity to 61,000 began in September 2021 and is on course to be completed for the start of the 2023-24 season.