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Reds to begin stadium work in May

Startbeitrag von Oliver Kahles am 02.04.2007 10:11

Liverpool will start the development of their new stadium in Stanley Park in May after plans were agreed at a meeting held over the weekend.
New owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks, along with chief executive Rick Parry, met key figures from Liverpool City Council, who approved the plan.

But the news ends any possibility of a new joint stadium with Everton.

It is hoped that once tenders have gone out, the actual construction will start in July and finish by the end of 2010.
Liverpool City Council leader Warren Bradley and director of regeneration John Kelly attended the meeting with the representatives from the Anfield club.

"Work on the final legal agreements between the city council and club is almost complete, which will allow work on the new stadium to start next month under the existing planning permission granted last year," said a statement.

Chief executive Parry said the news was exciting for the club and the city of Liverpool.

"Our new owners have taken the sensible decision to review the plans to enable us to create an even better stadium that will serve the needs of the club and the fans for the next 50 years," said Parry.

"Already, some very exciting ideas are emerging and we are working closely with the city council on the best way forward."

A review of the initially proposed 60,000 capacity will be conducted this month - and take place in consultation with fans.

"A joint venture company will be set up by the end of this month to deliver the comprehensive regeneration of Stanley Park and the new community partnership centre," added the statement.

"Tenders for the refurbishment of Stanley Park will go out in April with a contractor to be appointed and work starting by the end of July, with the work completed by the end of 2008.

"A review of the 60,000 capacity of the new stadium is being carried out by the club and consultations with fans are already under way."

It was felt that the possibility of sharing with Everton raised too many potential problems.

"The proposal had too many unknowns and would have created significant delays which could have put the entire new Anfield and Stanley Park project at risk."

Bradley added that the development would have wide-reaching implications.

"The benefits will reach out much further than football," said the council leader.

"Our agreement will secure the massive regeneration of the Anfield area and the transformation of Stanley Park.

"Today will go down as a significant date in the history of the club and the city."


irgendwie schade, die letzten tage anfield haben angefangen :(

von .Marcio. - am 02.04.2007 15:42
Ich würde mich mehr auf das neue Stadion freuen, wenn ich endlich einen verbindlichen Plan sehen würde. Das, was bis jetzt in Foren usw. kursiert, lässt befürchten, dass wir einfach die übliche Beton- und Plastikschüssel kriegen, dies sich kaum von ähnlichen Stadia anderswo unterscheidet.

Also: Ich erwarte mir einen Stehplatz-Kop für 20.000 Fans, eine Akustik, die den Schall massiv verstärkt und kein Dach über den VIP-Logen, damit das Nobelpublikum sich beim ersten Windstoß in seine Corporate Bunkers verzieht und uns nicht mehr durch sein Desinteresse unangenehm auf die Nerven geht.......na ja, und dann bin ich aufgewacht. :D

Spaß beiseite, ich finde, dass die neuen Stadien, wie Allianz-Arena etc. architektonisch einfallslos sind. OK, das ist nur eine Frage der Ästhetik. Aber unter dem Deckmäntelchen der "Sicherheit" haben sich Vorschriften und Verbote eingeschlichen, die eine Stimmung wie in einem klassischen alten Stadion wie eben dem an der Anfield Road gar nicht mehr aufkommen lassen. Wobei es natürlich auch alte Stadien gibt, die erprobte Stimmungstöter sind. Und wisst ihr was: In einem davon wird nächstes Jahr sogar das EM-Endspiel stattfinden. ;-) Jawoll, ich rede von unserem Happel-Stadion. Das ist eine Mehrzweckarena, die der man vom Sackhüpfen bis zum Dressurreiten alles durchführen kann. Nur kein stimmungsvolles Fußballländerspiel. Für mich waren die britischen Stadien dazu halt immer das faszinierende Gegenteil. Wenigstens soll im Stanley Park ein reines Fußballstadion entstehen.

von Eniac - am 02.04.2007 18:38
es ist schade aber neue zeiten brauchen ein neues stadium.

von real pat - am 02.04.2007 18:39
die entwürfe erinnern doch stark ans Da Luz welches ich persönlich sehr geil finde !!!

von sven. - am 02.04.2007 22:15
Das da Luz ist auch sehr geil, aber die Entwürfe werden eh nicht zu 100% der Realität entsprechen...

von .Marcio. - am 03.04.2007 09:06

Liverpool fans building hopes around new Kop
Our correspondent says that there must be no compromises over the re-creation of the iconic terrace in Stanley ParkTony Evans
This is Anfield, the sign says. But what does it mean? After the Champions League tie against Barcelona last month, the two sets of fans stood eyeball to eyeball after the final whistle. Chants of “Barça” went up and were met by a reply of “Liverpool”. After a few minutes of trying to outshout the opposing supporters, people began to throw things at the rival section.
Just another sad tale of football hooliganism? Well, not quite. It was Catalans singing the Liverpool songs and Scousers chanting the name of the visiting side. The “missiles” were scarves. George Gillett Jr and Tom Hicks were amazed and moved by the entire experience that night. When Liverpool move into their new stadium in 2009 (it was confirmed yesterday that work will begin on the Stanley Park site next month after Liverpool City Council gave the project the go-ahead), will the atmosphere still give visiting Americans goose pimples?
The focal point at Anfield is the Spion Kop. Hicks seems to recognise this. “What we’re going to try to do is maintain as much of the tradition and unique history that Liverpool has, particularly the Kop,” he said recently. “The Kop will be a key to the new stadium. The new stadium will be designed around it and it will be like the stage that performs to the rest of the stadium, and the rest of the stadium will participate with the Kop.”
Getting this right will be crucial. Originally, a mound of earth behind the goal that backed on to Walton Breck Road and named after a Boer War battle, the Kop grew into the most iconic of terraces. There, football culture as we know it was born.
In the 1960s, television images of 26,000 swaying, chanting fans changed the way watching the game was perceived. “You got your education from the Kop,” opposition supporters were told, and the songs and mores of Anfield were copied across the world. This was where football fanaticism showed its acceptable face, where Bill Shankly claimed the crowd “sucked the ball into the net”, where the standards to be emulated by ends across the country were set.
The noise thrown down by the Kop has unnerved visiting sides down the years. Even now, it has semi-mythical status. Many people attribute the victory over Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals two years ago to the intensity of the atmosphere at Anfield. This was Shankly’s “bastion of invincibility” personified. The great worry for Liverpool supporters is that the Kop, and the fervour it generates, will be left behind at Anfield.
What diehard Kopites want is a steep, unbroken stand behind one goal. What they fear the architects will provide is a tiered stand that will be mirror image of the opposite end, with executive boxes and corporate seats to the fore. If this happens, it will be the Kop in name only.
Some would argue that the Kop is a metaphysical idea, merely being a manifestation of the intensity of purpose Liverpool fans bring to their support. To a certain extent this is true and, this year, a group of supporters, disappointed with the way Kopite traditions were being ignored, launched the Reclaim The Kop (RTK) campaign in an attempt to maintain the individual nature of the section.
RTK encourages supporters to learn and sing songs that are unique to Liverpool and discourages inane chants like “Who are yer” and mindless abuse of opposition players and fans. Harry Enfield-style “Scouser wigs” are not on the dress code.
The club have endorsed the campaign and the philosophical side of retaining the Kop’s identity is in good hands. However, the right physical environment is vital to project this sense of history and culture. Gillett and Hicks should visit Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion to see how a football ground should be built and brief their architects accordingly. The new owners have plenty of experience building stadiums in America but football works best in an environment where the passion is amplified and funnelled on to the pitch.

“What we want,” Hicks says, “is the best football stadium in the world and be unique. When people see it, we want them to say: ‘that’s Liverpool’.”
No. It should still be: This is Anfield. And for that to be true, there must be no compromises on the Kop.

—Tony Evans is Deputy Football Editor of The Times and author of Far Foreign Land: Pride and Passion the Liverpool Way
One of greatest names in the game inspired by bloody Boer War battle

— “As he lay on the battlefield dying, with the blood gushing out of his head, as he lay on the battlefield dying, dying, dying, these were the last words he said: “Oh, I am a Liverpudlian, and I come from the Spion Kop . . .”

— The battle of Spion Kop, which took place in 1900 during the Boer War, was a defeat for the British and the casualties — 87 officers and 1,647 men — were from the Lancashire Fusiliers and many had Liverpool connections.

— In Afrikaans, the term means “spy hill”. It was given to the Anfield terrace by a local newspaper

— Woolwich Arsenal are believed to be the first team to call a terrace by the name

— In 1928, when a roof was added, the Anfield Kop was the largest covered terrace in Europe, with claims that it could hold 37,000 people

— Seats were put in the Kop in 1994

— The battle in the Liverpool song quoted above was not in the Boer War because the “Scouser Tommy” of the epic Kop anthem was “shot by an old Nazi gun”

Quelle: timesonline.co.uk

von Stevie G - am 03.04.2007 15:08
Bin am Samstag nach dem Spiel die 30 Meter weiter in den Stanley Park gelaufen um mir mal ein Bild davon zu machen wo's genau hingehen solll. Platz ist genug da, doch ich bekam schon ein mulmiges Gefühl im Magen bei dem Gadanken, daß es so langsam aber sicher zu Ende gehen soll. Übrigens alle Insider Liverpools reden von einem 80000 seater stadium. cheers mates

von Lothar - am 03.04.2007 16:54
Aber offiziell sinds doch 60.000...
Wenn es wirklich 80.000 wären, würde LFC doch kein Geheimnis draus machen oder?!

von .Marcio. - am 04.04.2007 11:30
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