Liverpool Football Club has released time-lapse footage of initial works to expand the Main Stand at its famous Anfield stadium.
Since Liverpool’s final home game of last season, the 1980s structure that formed part of the existing Main Stand has been demolished in preparation for work that will see the new and existing structures connected.
A 650t crane has now started to assemble a truss that will support the expanded stand’s new roof. It currently rests above the Main Stand’s new podium level; once completed, the two-storey podium will provide access for fans entering that section of the stadium.
Watch the timelapse footage here.
The redevelopment will add 8,500 seats, taking the Main Stand capacity to over 20,000 and increasing the overall capacity of Anfield to around 54,000.
Carillion began building work in January and the expansion is expected to be completed during the 2016-17 season.
Anfield expansion in numbers
- Over 5,000m³ of concrete has been used at Anfield so far
- 4,800t of steelwork will be used to expand the Main Stand
- The truss which will carry the Main Stand’s new roof is being assembled on the two-storey podium. When complete, it will weigh 650t