Liverpool have announced that Anfield’s capacity will be reduced by more than 500 seats next season due to the ongoing redevelopment of the stadium.
Ultimately there will be an extra 8,500 seats at Liverpool’s ground which will increase fan capacity to around 54,000 when it’s complete in 2016.
However, in the meantime, the £100 million expansion will mean more than 500 fewer tickets will be made available for the Main Stand and building work will impact, not benefit game attendance.
The club have already contacted those who will be impacted to warn of the changes. Fans currently pay around £35.99 per season to buy from 9,500 tickets made available at each home game according to Liverpool Echo.
This total will be reduced to around 8,960 with 540 seats taken out of the Main Stand – it also means Anfield’s total capacity will be reduced to around 44,500.
Liverpool are also changing the terms of how fans access the priority scheme with 15 matches, instead of 14, now being needed to access the available tickets.