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    Default The Spion Kop - life after the new stadium.

    Should the Spion Kop [the earth mound] remain when the new Liverpool stadium is built and the current site at Anfield is demolished/redeveloped?

    Has any archaeology ever been carried out on its construction?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Should the Spion Kop [the earth mound] remain when the new Liverpool stadium is built and the current site at Anfield is demolished/redeveloped?

    Has any archaeology ever been carried out on its construction?
    Hi Daz

    I would like to think that the existing Anfield will not, after all, be demolished but that the new owners, New England Sports Ventures, will follow the model they pursued in renovating historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, and preserve but update Anfield.

    I have no information on any archaeology done at Anfield or investigations into the original structures at the stadium.

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    Hi Chris,

    I hope that is the case. In another example: I always felt we did the wrong thing with the original Wembley, in demolishing the towers...although I greatly admire the new stadium. I hope you're right about keeping the existing and phasing in new works on the current site. It may take longer...but the commitment to tradition and legacy will hopefully be appreciated by the fans.

    Unless construction work is earmarked for Saturdays?

    Archaeology - I wonder is there anything in the archives about its composition? Probably old rubble from the early slum clearances. It'd be interesting to find out though.

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    Thanks, Daz. I agree with you that something was lost in demolishing the twin towers at Wembley. Still good that you like the new Wembley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Daz

    I would like to think that the existing Anfield will not, after all, be demolished but that the new owners, New England Sports Ventures, will follow the model they pursued in renovating historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, and preserve but update Anfield.

    I have no information on any archaeology done at Anfield or investigations into the original structures at the stadium.

    Chris
    Hi Chris, I can't think of why LFC need to buid a new stadium when they have a perfectly good one, there is plenty of room for them to expand at the stadium as it stands. The thought of loosing the Kop is a definate no no it would be like ripping the heart out of Anfield.

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    John Henry has said they will not be moving but expanding if anything.
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