(Reuters) - Supporters of Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool took action on Friday to ensure their clubs remained at their historic homes of Old Trafford and Anfield.
Theres no need for new stadiums.
United will not move to a new stadium, but the only way to properly expand Old Trafford any more requires serious serious investment. The south stand sits right next to the rail tracks, making it pretty much impossible to redevelop it on the scale of the North stand (SAF stand) The only way to do it properly is buy the land on the other side of the tracks which includes a row of (occupied) houses, demolish them, negotiate with network rail to move the existing tracks maybe 30 metres south into the land United just bought and swap for the land the tracks occupy right now. With all that considered compensation for the land and the houses and the rail network disruptions and the rail track and then you actually get to start on the stand, you are talking maybe 100 million pounds total. That's the estimate most people have bandied around which sounds realistic, but steep for the benefit. If the south stand matched the North 3 tiers and had the upper quadrants filled then the total capacity would be around 95k. It would be astounding and look something like this: http://i21.tinypic.com/veal...
Its would look so much better eith south stand equaled in size the the north stand.
If liverpool want to compete they will need a new stadium they are currently dwafed by most the big prem teams.
They will redevelop the stadium, no point spending 500 million on a new stadium what will only give an extra 20,000 seats, more sensible to redevelop Anfield and extend it, hell of a lot cheaper too!
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