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Anfield capacity increased for Manchester United visit

Liverpool hope to open a section of their extended Anfield Road Stand for the visit of Manchester United on December 17.

The work to add a second tier to the stand is nearing completion having been delayed by a previous contractor going into administration.

If a test event that will require the assistance of 3,000 people is successful, Anfield will have a capacity in excess of its current 54,074 when United roll into town before Christmas.

A club statement read: “The upper tier of the new stand will be partially open for the upcoming fixture against Manchester United on December 17, with several thousand general admission seats expected to be available to supporters. This is subject to an internal emergency conditions test managed in conjunction with Liverpool City Council and a public test event, which is expected to take place during the week commencing December 11.

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“This latest development is earlier than previously expected, following Buckingham Group entering administration in September, and is testimony to the commitment and hard work of everybody connected with this complex and ambitious build project.

“There is still more work to be completed before the stand can be fully operational and able to welcome 61,000 fans to Anfield on a matchday.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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