The Premier League club is hoping to attract up to ten shows per year to its Anfield ground, as well as other non-football sports fixtures
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The temporary planning permission will allow the football club to stage concerts and events at the stadium for the next two years
By Molly Long on 21 Sep 2018
Liverpool Football Club has been granted temporary planning permission to host up to six events a year for the next two years. The club plans to expand the use of its 54,074-seat stadium to include concerts and other non-football events, in a bid to turn the Anfield ground into a “year-round destination”.
Proposals by the club had previously been rejected, with local residents and councillors citing increased noise pollution, road congestion and anti-social behaviour as potential problems. However, the latest plans have been green-lit by authorities, with Liverpool City Council hoping a diversified programme at Anfield will “attract more visitors to the city.”
“We will now work proactively with event promoters and Liverpool City Council to plan events”
Andy Hughes, chief operating officer at Liverpool Football Club says, “Expanding the use of the stadium for concerts and other events will help draw additional visitors to the local area and city, provide more local jobs, increase revenue for local businesses and promote Anfield as a tourist destination.”
“We will now work proactively with event promoters and Liverpool City Council to plan events while ensuring we’re all working together to minimise the impact to those who live in the local area.”
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