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Liverpool Hoping To Host Gaelic Games At Anfield After Stadium Expansion

Liverpool Hoping To Host Gaelic Games At Anfield After Stadium Expansion

After the success of the expansion of Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool are currently assessing the possibility of increasing the size of the Anfield Road end.

The project to increase the size of the stand was a major undertaking for the club's owners, adding 9,000 to the overall capacity of the stadium. It has been a huge success, greatly increasing the matchday revenues available to Liverpool.

Upping the size Anfield Road is seen as the next logical step and the club have today announced their plans. The hope is to add another 7,00 seats to the stand, bringing the overall capacity of Anfield to 61,000. This would see Anfield Road almost double in size with the current capacity at 9,074.

The public consultation for these works are now underway, with major plans for the stadium once the expansion has been completed. Concerts will become a more regular occurrence, but the club have also mooted out the possibility of holding Gaelic games at Anfield:

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The plans for the proposed Anfield Road Stand expansion include exploring the opportunity for permanent permission to hold concerts and other major events at Anfield, including other sporting events such as Gaelic games and American football outside of the matchday calendar.

The GAA have made an effort to expand the reach of the sport in recent years, with the New York Hurling Classic the perfect example. Considering the sizeable Irish diaspora living in Liverpool and the UK as a whole, holding an event in Anfield would be a major coup.

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Gary Connaughton

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