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Discussion in 'General LFC Discussion' started by bobby benitez, May 16, 2012.

  1. redabbey

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    During discussions on here the wealth of other clubs gets mentioned as a comparison to what Liverpool have to compete against. Must admit my eyes were opened tonight to see the stadium that the U23 City v Liverpool game was played in.

    The commonwealth games was a gift to City.

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    As much as I am still seeing very bullish talk about Everton plan's for Bramley dock. I really struggle to see how they can afford to finance their plans even with the council acting as a 2/3 guarantor for any loans. Pictures below are some mock up's of how the stadium might have looked if the Commonwealth Games had been awarded to Liverpool. Birmingham got the nod for 2022.

    Of course my thinking could be completely wrong, if the next television deal further increases massively the wealth of teams that need only to be in the Premier League to generate massive income.

    If Liverpool do not announce expansion plans for Anfield Road this autumn I will be very unimpressed as to me it makes no sense not to further expand the ground.

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  2. Garrett

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    Hi Lionel,

    City's facilities are certainly very impressive, thanks for posting the pic.

    With regards to our own grounds, I think it fair to say that we all want to see it continue to be expanded and modernised.

    From a commercial point of view, I would guess that the owners would far rather leave the Annie Road until last if they had their way, given it offers the least opportunity to increase overall capacity (so probably takes longer to give them a return on their investment). That said, I think it is also obviously the stand most in need of modernisation.

    Hopefully they will progress with the redevelopment this year, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if it's delayed by a year or two.
     
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    Not sure I follow your logic, how is it better for the owners to expand other stands in the ground ahead of Annie Road? What ideas would you have that would be preferable instead?
     
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    I'm not plugging any alternative Lionel (ultimately, all four stands will have to be done), but simply meant that if they redevelop the Annie Rd, they will end up with little additional seating. If they redeveloped some of the other stands, the opportunity to increase capacity is greater so future revenue is greater and by extension, they get a return on their investment quicker.
     
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    My thinking is that it was better to expand the main stand first cause they got extra seat's plus more boxes etc where as with the anfield road end its A big cost for a few k seats and no boxes .
     
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    The Anfield Road end is in dire need of some modernizing though
     
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    I still don't follow you on how capacity can be further increased in both the Kop and King Kenny stands at this moment in time. Without checking the expansion in the Kop for this season (about 700 seats) has made the public space behind the seating area in the 200 block very cramped this season. Even if in the future safe seating was to be introduced I can not see a ratio possible of greater than 1:1

    So back to your point last night, what alternative is there to any development of any other stand at Anfield ahead of the Annie Road?
     
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    Santa oops sorry Saint John Henry running in the 3pm at Newbury today. Giddy up :D
     
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