Liverpool set to overtake Arsenal and West Ham with plans to increase Anfield capacity by 7,000 seats confirmed

Liverpool have confirmed they will increase Anfield’s capacity by 7,000.

Due to be ready for the 2023-24 season, the Reds will expand the Anfield Road Stand, with the lower tier refurbished and a new upper tier created.

Anfield will soon host more than 61,000 people

Liverpool will continue to play matches at the stadium as normal while construction takes place.

The works will take its overall capacity to more than 61,000, making it the third biggest Premier League stadium in the country.

Anfield will also be able to host up to six concerts and major events at the arena per year.

Andy Hughes, managing director of Liverpool FC, said: “We have been clear from the beginning that in order for this expansion to go ahead we needed the co-operation of local residents and the community, to successfully navigate the complex planning landscape, and to ensure the project is financially viable.

Anfield’s main stand got a makeover in 2016

“We needed certainty for this project to progress and are now in a position to be able to move forward. We began this journey in 2014 and are grateful to everyone for the contributions they have made to bring the project to this stage.”

Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners, have already spent £110million on Anfield’s Main Stand, which saw its capacity increased by 9,000 in September 2016.

However, the demand for tickets to watch Liverpool still exceeds the stadium’s current limitations of 54,074.

Old Trafford remains the largest Premier League stadium with a capacity of 76,000, with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium second, holding 62,062.

Under the new plans, Anfield will overtake West Ham’s London Stadium, which seats 60,000 for Premier League matches, and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, a 60,260-seater venue.

The Emirates will soon be overtaken