16 Mar 2024 15:45:38
Qns for ed002
With the Anfield Road stand almost complete, the stadium will be nearing 61,000 in capacity.

Just wondering are there any plans to expand the Kenny Daglish stand to add perhaps another 4000 seats? (I believe it was way back in 2000? Where about 20k were on wait list of season tickets and there were projections that Anfield can regularly host 65,000).

Not sure practically if it's feasible and financially sensible though. Thought to ask and see if you have any insights?

{Ed002's Note - No. It is not possible.}

1.) 16 Mar 2024
16 Mar 2024 15:55:35
thanks for the reply. guess that's that for the expansion at least for now.

2.) 16 Mar 2024
16 Mar 2024 16:10:42
sgynwa, as I understand it, we have reached our optimum capacity, without building a train station, in the local area and improving the infrastructure. Anyone who goes to games knows what a nightmare it is to get away after a match, so to add further capacity would just add to the problem, as things stands. Like most grounds in the country, they were built in an era when there were no cars.

3.) 16 Mar 2024
16 Mar 2024 16:55:02
We should have done a ground share with Everton at Albert Dock. Could have been state of the art and internationally renowned. Would have been a great resource for the city. Would have stopped Everton getting points deduction too which may have helped them be less bitter, bringing the city together. Imagine all the people, living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer.

4.) 16 Mar 2024
16 Mar 2024 19:12:46
Just a working class hero @stoneage ??.

5.) 16 Mar 2024
16 Mar 2024 20:26:41
Not sure ed25 would want to share a ground with a premier league club ?.

{Ed025's Note - i actually advocated that years ago Ace, a joint one could have been the best in the world mate, but your tight fisted minge bag owners would sooner repair your tin shack that we gave you many moons ago.. :)

6.) 16 Mar 2024
16 Mar 2024 21:59:58
Just imagine the spectacles that a joint stadium could produce. One week its Liverpool vs Barcelona, the next Everton vs Dagenham and Redbridge.

7.) 16 Mar 2024
16 Mar 2024 22:03:43
Just out of interest, with this shared stadium nonsense, who would have disinfect it after the blues played?

That stink lingers.

8.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 00:33:12
It’s never too late ed25.

{Ed025's Note - i think that ship has sailed aoe, it could have been a spectacular stadium though and for me would have brought the city together and more importantly the people, the national stadium of the north that could not only host football but other sports as well, concerts, shows and events that would be the envy of every big city worldwide...alas not everyone has my vision mate.. :)

9.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 05:43:28
Don't Everton still owe rent after their moonlight flit from anfield.

{Ed025's Note - we felt sorry for you KC as you were playing on an old field with jumpers as goalposts mate, you were a charity case back then and we felt sorry for you.. :)

10.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 07:29:40
For those born in and around Liverpool and those who have adopted it and love the city too, it would have been a great move.

I love Anfield to bits - so many great memories, good and bad, so many great times and so many, many funny moments - but we should be looking to the future of the club and, in the bigger picture, the economic future of the City.

We missed a really big chance for the club and the city which, in my honest opinion, is a genuine shame.

{Ed025's Note - absolutely WDW..

11.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 07:43:30
I would rather gouge my own eyes out with a rusty fork than share a stadium with Everton, this was done to death years ago when Everton realised they didn’t have a carrot ? and they pushed for a shared stadium on Stanley Park when H&G started the I’ll fated scheme with Laing O’Rourke.
It was never meant to be, our rivalry is part of our heritage and the blues new stadium is amazing to be honest but it will never be blessed with silverware like Anfield!

{Ed025's Note - "rivalry is part of our heritage" is very true....the rest is garbage..

12.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 10:09:18
I think the club will regret not agreeing to the joint stadium. It could have been the world’s best and sent Liverpool right to the top of the income chart. I know it’s not the main thing but you will never get the chance again.

The Kenny stand is already outdated as it the relatively small Kop.

13.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 09:41:24
Would it or could it have been possible to build a super stadium @ stanley Park a travel down from Scotland and en route the hairs on the back of my neck stand a love the people also so friendly and talkative love the accent and to top it all off ma best mate whilst in the army was a scouser.

14.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 13:03:10
Don’t think it’s looking good for expansion anytime soon, if ever actually. I believe there are issues with infrastructure capping the capacity but the big one is there isn’t room to make the stadium much bigger. The only way I think it would be possible would be to knock the Kop down and build a multi tier stand but it’s probably not financially viable and I think they will want to keep the Kop single tier with tradition. At least with the other 2 stands that have been expanded they could do it around the current stand so as to not affect capacity as the works are being done.
It’s a shame as we could sell out 80k regularly if not more and getting tickets for 60k is still a pain in the arse but I’m glad we have stayed at Anfield and I like the fact our stadium doesn’t look like the majority of big modern stadiums.

15.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 13:22:58
Pretty crazy that while the world is talking about how special Anfield is and how the atmosphere discombobulates oppositions, that we're here talking about potentially sharing a new ground with Everton. Come on.

Staying at Anfield and developing in-situ was an excellent decision by FSG in my opinion. The mystique of Anfield is part of our identity. There's nothing like stepping out onto the stands on matchday - especially under the lights.

By all means start dialogue with all the parties involved in a potential expansion, but don't sell part of our identity and advantage for a soulless shared stadium. If we have to wait for FSG to sell before we explore the possibility of further expansion, then so be it. We have an amazing stadium now.

Plus, going into any kind of business venture with Everton is a terrible idea.

16.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 08:38:58
The 1 big advantage liverpool fc have always had on any rival, certainly domestically, is that we play at anfield. its a fantastic stadium with a unique atmosphere when going gets tight. No doubt our trophy cabinet would be lighter if we played somewhere else.
Im not fsg biggest fan but them renovating anfield as opposed to moving i 120% agree with them.
Our stadium is envy of manys a opposition manager+team, why take away that. No disrespect to everton or ed25 but it would suit them much better than us.

17.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 11:58:36
Ed025 I think it’s great on some aspects but derby day going to each others grounds adds to the game.
So not for me. I would never want to leave Anfield to move to a new stadium on our own or sharing it’s where our heart is.
Anfield could be further extended in the future with the kop it’s just the A road issue. As for the KD stand obviously it’s the houses behind and the mess with the houses bought behind the main stand. As for transport there is talk about opening the old line what would be close enough to make the ground eligible for a larger capacity.
If there is still a high demand for seats with the money in brings into the city with fans coming from all over the country and world am sure the council and club could sort out all issues.

{Ed025's Note - I just thought it would be great for the city Grino. Bring the supporters closer together and all that mate..

18.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 13:37:48
I'am with you Ed it would be great for the, brilliant events could be put on bringing lots of needed revenue. As you say maybe it could have been around 80,000- 85,000 seats, split the costs more sustainable for both clubs.

{Ed025's Note - im with you Alf, i think we missed a trick there mate, imagine a stadium that was state of the art with great transport links and a credit to this great city that could have been the envy of every European club mate, all the top European finals and internationals as well as great music stars..it would have been great imo..

19.) 17 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024 14:11:08
Ed025 me and you talked about that before how we would love to go back to the mid 80s where it the city of Liverpool vs the world but like you said to me it’s gone to far now. And it looks it’s only getting worse with the younger generation.

{Ed025's Note - i wish we were wrong grino but unfortunately we are not mate, now i know we are talking utopia here but being nice to others should not be beyond the realms of possibility, but maybe im an old fuddy duddy and respect does not mean as much as it used to, its a sad old world my friend..

20.) 18 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024 00:52:32
By that same rationale why not just share with lots of teams in the northwest. Bring the whole north west together, bring cities together it can be state of the art with great transport links and host loads of events there, it would be the envy of everyone else to see how together the north west is, imagine United, Everton, Liverpool, city all sharing one stadium . Really would bring the people together. Great for the area.

21.) 20 Mar 2024
20 Mar 2024 02:48:51
Everton didn't give Anfield to Liverpool, it's actually the other way round. Everton were John Houlding's tenants, and then he made his own team - Liverpool.