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Liverpool FC Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Friday 21 Dec 2007

Plans announced for Liverpool FC Stadium

Liverpool FC Stadium by HKS, Inc. in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool FC Stadium by HKS, Inc. in Liverpool, United Kingdom Liverpool FC Stadium by HKS, Inc. in Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Monumental iconic venue designed by HKS Inc to celebrate Liverpool football 

The 2005 Champions’ League winners, Liverpool Football Club, unveiled plans for a 60,000-seat stadium for the “Reds” at Anfield Stadium in Stanley Park. The club’s owners are Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett and the architect is Dallas, Texas-based architectural giant HKS working through their London office. The new stadium will increase the existing capacity from 45,000 to 60,000 seats, within a design that will endorse its status as one of the world’s most successful football clubs. The entire architectural composition is generated by and from the Kop – the world famous single raking stand set behind the home goal. The Kop hosts Liverpool’s most die-hard fans, whose passion and total loyalty is expressed by chanting and singing. The all-seater stand, set at the high point of the site, will contain some 20,000 seats – a huge increase in scale. The architecture of the Kop is highly expressive, the roof over being supported by a massive proscenium arch which is in turn supported by slender raking columns flanking the stand at its southern corners. Such a setting can only serve to further intensify the sense of drama through the obvious theatrical references to the Kop as a stage.

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HKS, Inc.

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