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This tends to get lost in the FSG thread, but I think that things will take off on this shortly with a new announcement.

 

There is chatter about the capacity of the stadium being raised up to 62-64K. Personally, though I think we need it, I think there are a number of issues which make this an impossibility.

 

The transportation is lacking for one. The expansion of the Main Stand added 8500 seats, but given that the Anfield Road End is so much narrower, It would appear that an extra 8-10K seats there is an impossibility. That is unless...

 

1. There are thoughts of building a single tier stand as a "New Kop" and turning The Kop into a smaller two or three tiered stand.

2. That they will rebuild the ARE with new corners, set back from the pitch more and in a three deck configuration in the style of the Main Stand.

 

I still think that re-routing WBR is the way to go mind. 

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Why is rerouting WBR constantly wheeled out? Its a main road which 2 bus routes use, and has businesses and homes on the other side of the road.

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Why is rerouting WBR constantly wheeled out? Its a main road which 2 bus routes use, and has businesses and homes on the other side of the road.

 

Because the Kop is right next to it. Also there is a grand plan for the WBR area which involves knocking a lot of those businesses down, so combining this plan with the club's plans and incorporating a small rerouting to enable the ground to grow doesn't seem beyond the realms of possibility.

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Because the Kop is right next to it. Also there is a grand plan for the WBR area which involves knocking a lot of those businesses down, so combining this plan with the club's plans and incorporating a small rerouting to enable the ground to grow doesn't seem beyond the realms of possibility.

 

The new housing round there rules it out completely I think. 

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The new housing round there rules it out completely I think. 

 

You'd have to think so really, looking at the map.

 

Really is only the Anny Road that there is any chance of doing anything with.

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You'd have to think so really, looking at the map.

 

Really is only the Anny Road that there is any chance of doing anything with.

 

I haven't really paid as much attention as I used to. I remember thinking that both the club and the council could have managed to get something in the plans about re-routing the road, but the club didn't have the foresight and Joe Anderson wanted to put one in the red s***e's eye.

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I haven't really paid as much attention as I used to. I remember thinking that both the club and the council could have managed to get something in the plans about re-routing the road, but the club didn't have the foresight and Joe Anderson wanted to put one in the red s****'s eye.

 

If they wanted to it could have been sorted definitely. 

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It could have been a vast improvement if thought out properly. It would have created better housing, made traffic safer, and boosted the economy. And it would have given us room to expand.

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Because the Kop is right next to it. Also there is a grand plan for the WBR area which involves knocking a lot of those businesses down, so combining this plan with the club's plans and incorporating a small rerouting to enable the ground to grow doesn't seem beyond the realms of possibility.

Who's grand plan? Do you have a link?

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Are there any elevations of this expansion?

Nothing yet. What does seem to be a definite no is the original expansion of the upper deck of the Annie. It’s going to be bigger than that in some form or another.

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I can’t see how we get to 65+ unless we move the kop and make current one multi-tier.

I’m starting to think that this is exactly what will happen. The Kop is already dwarfed by the Main Stand and the extra capacity, and the non-corporate nature of The Kop makes the idea of a huge, single tier “New Kop” seem a lot more feasible.

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I’m starting to think that this is exactly what will happen. The Kop is already dwarfed by the Main Stand and the extra capacity, and the non-corporate nature of The Kop makes the idea of a huge, single tier “New Kop” seem a lot more feasible.

 

With safe standing and £20 tickets. Can you imagine........

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I’m starting to think that this is exactly what will happen. The Kop is already dwarfed by the Main Stand and the extra capacity, and the non-corporate nature of The Kop makes the idea of a huge, single tier “New Kop” seem a lot more feasible.

I don't think they'll suggest switching the end. People love a good moan about them at the best of times, that's just asking for it!

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