Anfield new stand upper tier to partially open


Liverpool partially opening new stand Image: Liverpool FC

The upper tier of the new stand of the Premier League club Liverpool F.C. home ground – the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England (UK) – will be partially open for the upcoming fixture against their peer team the Manchester United F.C. on December 17th, with several thousand general admission seats expected to be available to the supporters.

‘Liverpool FC’ stated that this is subject to an internal emergency conditions test managed in conjunction with the Liverpool City Council and a public test event, which is expected to take place during the week commencing December 11th.

The Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club based in Liverpool, England (UK). The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. Founded in 1892, the club joined the Football League the following year and has played its home games at the Anfield Stadium since its formation.

The Anfield Stadium is a football stadium in Anfield, Liverpool, England (UK), which has a seating capacity of 54,074, and is currently under expansion to seat 61,276, which will make it the fifth-largest football stadium in England. It has been the home of Liverpool F.C. since their formation in 1892.

The Liverpool City Council is the governing body for the City of Liverpool in Merseyside, England (UK). It consists of 85 Councilors for the City’s 64 Wards. Following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission the number of Wards increased to 64 at the elections held on May 4th, 2023.

‘Liverpool FC’ further stated that this latest development is earlier than previously expected, following the 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.

There is a requirement to hold a public test event in order to obtain a licence, as required by Liverpool City Council, to have the additional seats confirmed for the Premier League teams Manchester United F.C., West Ham United F.C., Arsenal F.C., and the Newcastle United F.C. home fixtures.

The aim of this event is to test the building, systems and management plans, using the welfare facilities, testing entry and exit procedures and fire alarm evacuation. The event will need around 3,000 people in the upper tier to thoroughly test the stand.

Once this event has taken place, a safety certificate will need to be granted to open the upper tier. Ticket sales for these additional seats will follow after a successful test event and will prioritize those supporters who had tickets canceled for these fixtures earlier this year. Full selling details will follow in due course.

Members’ Sale Update

The Liverpool F.C. has confirmed the dates for the second Members’ sale of the season.

The Members’ ticket sale for games to be played from January onwards will take place from December 6th for 13+ Members. Please note that on this occasion no registration is required for 13+ Members during this guaranteed ticket sale period.

No tickets will be sold for the Anfield Road Stand upper tier as part of this sales process.

All the other Members can register to enter the ballot. Registration is open now and will close at 4 pm on December 8th. The ballot results and sale periods will be announced in due course after this period once the test event is successfully completed and the upper tier has been operational for a number of games around Christmas.

For full information, please visit our Members’ sale hub here.

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