Liverpool executives are set to make a decision over the long-awaited new stadium, but are torn between a move to Stanley Park and an Anfield renovation, according to The News of the World.
Ever since Tom Hicks and George Gilette, who are now suing the club, arrived on Merseyside a vague promise for a new 60,000 seated stadium has been toying with the fans, who have awaited the project for over six years.
The new owners, NESV, have heavily involved themselves in repairing the damage done by their predecessors, and have vouched to write to as many as 70,000 Liverpool supporters who have applied for a season ticket as far back as 1996.
John Henry and his associates claimed it was part of a ‘tidying up process’ which needed to be done.
The Reds’ board soon face a decision and are either hopeful of either completing a move to Stanley Park or opting to modernise Anfield, which would boost its attendance to 55,000 and turn it into a 5-star FIFA-rated stadium.
Despite the club’s good attendance record in the Premier League, Liverpool have struggled to fill up the stadium, especially under the poor-performance of the Roy Hodgson regime.
The owners look more convinced that a modernisation of Anfield would keep its ‘magic’, but if a large demand for tickets still exists then the board may seek towards the alternative.