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With the new stadium supposedly starting with a capacity at 60,000 and with an increase up to 72,000.
Does anybody feel as I do that 60,000 or even 72,000 is too low?
Bearing in mind Man Ure intend to go up 76,000 allegedly..
I feel we should be 72,000 straightaway and then go up to whatever is needed?
Whats other feel / think?
Very sensible approach on the face of it, provided you get the initial design right. By right I mean that when and if it's time to expand further then it can be done quickly and with the minimum of disruption. The last thing you want is to lose half the stadium during the season because you're expanding.
Rail links are notoriously expensive and can be a bit of a white elephant. How many people do you think will be able to pack onto a single train to get back home. In London they close tube stations if there's a big event at say Hyde Park. To prevent the crush and overloading of trains. There's also been plenty of recent history of recent inner city train links that have bombed one way or another.
Finally there's the huge question of who owns and maintains this infrastructure when it's all been built. Everything but the stadium and parking. The Local Authority is the obvious choice BUT that brings in another wobbly or two. Firstly it has to be built to meet the necessary standards (easy enough) AND whatever stipulations they place on it. Secondly they will want a commuted sum to take ownership and manage it all for the rest of it's life. That's not cheap.
So basically you have to pay for the design, planning approval, procurement and then building it. Then to top it all off you'll need to pay up front for someone to look after it.
I'm not trying to knock the idea. I'm all for a new stadium, I think we seriously need to move on from Anfield. As great as it has been the whole club needs to move forward. I'm just trying to point out how difficult it can be. My work gets me involved in a lot of this kind of stuff and I see first hand the trouble, costs and problems that are encountered.
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Yea well not being a Man Ure fan I don't follow their stuff..
Well that proves my point further.. if Man Ure is already at 76,000..
Then we need to build a 75,000 stadium with provision to go up to 95,000..
First one no money to fund it
Second filling it
Be realistic best idea combine Liverpool and everton and call the team mersey fc then both sets of fans happy because you could have a chance of winning the premiership
Ah according to Wiki it's gonna be 75,000 maximum capacity..
So why not make LFC 75,000 from the off? Surely it'll cost more to then add 15,000 later from the 60,000 basic design?
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If its true that we are going to be able to go up to 75,000, that's a pretty good number!
I think maybe the owners are going to see whether we can regularly fill the stadium before they increase the capacity further. This does make commercial sense as they don't want 10,000 empty seats in games.
I know you saw the numbers on Wiki but is the info up to date? As far as they know they haven't uttered a dickie bird beyond the 'We are still exploring options'