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Glad to hear this is one of the options being explored after so long twiddling our thumbs hoping a flash new cash cow will materialise. I've never liked any of the new designs and the potential new owners did a great job upgrading fenway with all its tradition. With a bit of commitment from all parties, including the council, they could do the same here. There's a lot more space around the ground now and it's no longer the logistical nightmare it was since it was dismissed as a serious option.

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It's not that simple. I thought we'd concluded that the footprint of the ground didn't lend itself to redevelopment. Besides, haven't we locked in grants and contracts relevant to the various regeneration and development projects around the City ?

 

It all seems so long ago now....

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Agreed - I was quote excited about the thought of a new stadium but I couldn't help but feel we would lose something in the move. A decent redeve of Anfield would be much better. I guess the other thing is that as time passes the opportunity to expand the footprint might also change for the better.....

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We'll need to keep a spot clear for the statue of me.

 

we could always do an underground statue. or a very very very small one, oscar sized

 

Would love to stay. Absolutely love it.

 

It's all doable.

 

problem could be the traffic situation. does the current area allow for the safe arrival and departure of 60k fans?

 

Didn't some fella look at turning the pitch 90 degrees?

 

Something about keeping 3 sides of the ground open for games whilst they built the outer walls of the new structure then knocking down out of season? Or did I do some bad drugs and imagine it?

 

i appreciate a vertical pitch takes less room, but it doesnt make playing football any easier

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we could always do an underground statue. or a very very very small one, oscar sized

 

 

 

problem could be the traffic situation. does the current area allow for the safe arrival and departure of 60k fans?

 

 

 

i appreciate a vertical pitch takes less room, but it doesnt make playing football any easier

 

it does for one half.

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European grants for redevelopment of Anfield area are tied to a new stadium being built, or i hear elsewhere. If we redevelop Anfield then those grants are lost. Not sure how much that matters to LFC fans?

It should matter a lot. LFC is part of its community - the community has benefited greatly from the club's presence over the decades, and that should continue

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My main problem with the redevelopment is the greatly reduced capacity / facilities / revenues while it is taking place, which I think is why it was ruled out on all the previous occasions it's been looked at. It would be wonderful to pull it off though

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My main problem with the redevelopment is the greatly reduced capacity / facilities / revenues while it is taking place, which I think is why it was ruled out on all the previous occasions it's been looked at. It would be wonderful to pull it off though

 

A bit of long term thinking is needed either way. Arsenal are still paying for their stadium and the reduction in revenue is probably comparable.

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The community regeneration is vital to the whole thing, it needs huge public and private investment. I'm not sure what's going on with the houses waiting for demolition but that will be one huge space when completed.

 

Anfield Road could be re routed through the top of the park or through a tunnel underneath the new stand.

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