LIVERPOOL, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Liverpool Football Club (LFC) has submitted two applications to Liverpool’s City Council with hopes of expanding the current use of the club’s Anfield Stadium to include music concerts and other non-soccer entertainment.
If given the go-ahead, LFC says they hope to host up to 10 concerts or other events every year at the stadium, mainly outside the football calendar. The plans coincide with the city’s stated intention to host more live entertainment in a bid to lure tourism to the coastal city.
As part of the planning permission, the club would be allowed to host non-football sporting events such as boxing, American Football or Gaelic football, and would also be permitted to screen away matches for the Liverpool FC and other international games at the stadium.
The planning applications are expected to be considered by the council’s planning committee later this summer. If the plans are approved, the new events could take place from later this year with concerts starting in May 2019.
The 54,074-capacity Anfield Stadium is the sixth largest football stadium in England and has served as the team’s home since its inception in 1884.
Andy Hughes, chief operating officer at LFC, said: “The plans we are bringing forward would provide the city’s residents with increased entertainment opportunities for music and sporting events whilst at the same time supporting Liverpool’s vision to attract more visitors to the city.
“Our proposals not only support the city’s ambitions but showcase Anfield as a destination and will support local businesses and jobs in the area.”