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Liverpool announce Anfield stadium revamp plans in hunt for more revenue

Published on Apr 24, 2014 4:57 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Liverpool plan to revamp their Anfield stadium and increase capacity to just short of 60,000 fans in an effort to generate the matchday revenues of their Premier League rivals, they announced on Wednesday.

The club, top of the Premier League and closing in on a first English title since 1990, released images of the proposed expansion of the Main Stand that will increase the capacity of their iconic stadium by 8,500 seats to 54,000.

They also revealed outline proposals for their Anfield Road end that they hope to boost by 4,800 seats.

They hope to complete the first phase of the development, that is subject to planning permission, in time for the 2016-2017 season, while there is no timescale on the second stage of the project.

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