Liverpool’s Main Stand development will boost capacity to 54,000
The new work will combine new elements and the 1980s built structure
Construction is expected to be completed during the 2016-17 seasonÂ
Work on Liverpoolâ€™s new Main Stand has ramped up following the close of the 2014-15 Premier League season with a time-lapse video showing how far it’s come and a framework of what fans can expect in the near future.
The video released on the Redsâ€™ official website,Liverpoolfc.com, shows a 650-tonne crane lifting a large piece of metal that will help form the truss to hold the Anfield standâ€™s new roof.Â
After Liverpool defeated Southampton 2-1 in their final home game of the season, a section of the stand built in the 1980s has been knocked down while the clip shows a number of other additions being made.
By the end of the work, new and old constructions will be merged and increase the capacity of the stand alone to more than 20,000.
Overall, the work that has already used 5,000m cubed of concrete with 4,800 tonnes of steelwork planned will boost the total capacity of Anfield from 45,522 to about 54,000.
Liverpool announced the project in 2014 and builders Carillion started work their on January 8 with progress being made at great speed.
It is expected the Main St
and will be completed midway through the 2016-17 season at an overall cost of around Â£260million.