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    Default Liverpool FC New Ground

    New Anfield is back on track after 10m grant

    A MAJOR breakthrough in Liverpool FC's plans for a new stadium is revealed today.

    Government officials have privately agreed to pump around 10m into the regeneration of the area around the club's planned 150m ground at Stanley Park, the ECHO has learned.

    It means the Reds' stadium project is still on track after months of uncertainty.

    A spokeswoman for the Northwest Development Agency, which holds the purse strings, today said no formal decision had been made.

    The news of the cash boost comes a day after the ECHO revealed that property giant Peel Holdings has offered to build Everton FC a new stadium at Switch Island. more

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    Will they do more than Football with it and hold massive events? They should do and should of with old anfield!
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    Question hmmmmm

    can we actually afford to build it and at the same time carry on putting money into the team like we have been? the longer it's left the more it costs to build it. thats what worries me. it's probably the only chance I've got of coming off the waiting list for a season ticket and actually gettin one if they build it, but will it come at a price? at the price of success on the pitch? we seem to be struggling to prove we actually do have the money

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    Its all a bit of a gamble.

    I think the transfer budget has already been spent - hence the freebie for Fowler. Think if Benetiz had some cash lying about, he would have been in for Defoe.

    Whether that transfer budget is empty due to money being put aside for the ground or not, I don't know?!

    But with Uniteds stadium holding near-on 60k, and no doubt plans to increase, Arsenal moving this season, and Chelsea looking at other developments, I guess we need to move in order to compete and generate the money through the turnstyles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScouseCol
    can we actually afford to build it and at the same time carry on putting money into the team like we have been? the longer it's left the more it costs to build it. thats what worries me. it's probably the only chance I've got of coming off the waiting list for a season ticket and actually gettin one if they build it, but will it come at a price? at the price of success on the pitch? we seem to be struggling to prove we actually do have the money

    It could have other investors to keep it going and hold other events other than football like Wembley does like having music concerts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    It could have other investors to keep it going and hold other events other than football like Wembley does like having music concerts.
    i think thats the only way it would happen. I still don't think stanley park is the ideal site for it for a lot of obvious reasons thou. tradition is all well and good but you've also got to look at practicality too. I wouldn't say stanley park is the most practical site to build a new 55 to 65k football stadium.

    as for us buying fowler jock m8, the transfer budget hasn't been spent. we do have money to spend right now, it's the in future i mean. getting fowler on a free was nothin to do with being on a budget. it was just the right move for both the club and fowler at the time. simple as.
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    I just wish that our north west teams could build a bloody stadium like every other team seems to have done so quickly without all the faffin' about
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    I just wish that our north west teams could build a bloody stadium like every other team seems to have done so quickly without all the faffin' about
    definately

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    I just wish that our north west teams could build a bloody stadium like every other team seems to have done so quickly without all the faffin' about

    None of them would be as big as Old Trafford though.
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    LIVERPOOL Football Club is falling behind other leading Premiership clubs because of delays over building its new stadium at Stanley Park, directors were warned last night. more

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    Plans for Liverpool FC's new stadium have been re-approved by city councillors without any alterations to the original scheme.

    Plans for the stadium in Stanley Park, next to its current Anfield ground, were first given the go-ahead by Liverpool City Council in 2005.

    The club had to resubmit plans for the 60,000-seater ground to make sure they conformed to new planning laws.

    The club is looking for investors to help fund the 160m venture.

    Shareholders were told at the club's recent AGM that it could be four years before the stadium was completed.

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    ANOTHER hurdle to Liverpool FC's stadium plans was today being removed by council chiefs.

    They have started looking for a developer to restore parts of Stanley Park, alongside the planned 60,000-seater ground.

    The news will please European and government officials, who had demanded the council and the club show their commitment to the 160m scheme before handing over millions of pounds.

    But they still want the Reds to confirm they have the money to pay for the stadium, or the cash may be lost. more
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    EUROPEAN millions are still available for Liverpool FC's new stadium dream despite fears funding could be pulled. more
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    Liverpool FC has been given two months to prove it has the funding to build a new football stadium.

    Part of the plan for the 190m stadium in Stanley Park involves regenerating the area around its current Anfield Road ground with European Union cash.

    The area could get 9m of Objective One Funding - money earmarked by the EU to revive depressed areas.

    Officials who distribute the funds said the club had to provide evidence the stadium funding was in place.

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    A spokesman for the Objective One programme monitoring committee said it had received written assurances from the club and Liverpool City Council about the funding.

    But he added that the committee wanted to see detailed financial statements and accounts before authorising the project.

    A two month appraisal is to take place with a sub-committee deciding by 28 September if the club has given adequate proof of its financial package for the new ground.

    But the committee is also looking at alternative uses for the money in case the club fails to satisfy its requirements.

    It is time for the club to put up or shut up Coun Flo Clucas

    Coun Flo Clucas, the city's head of ecnonomic development warned the club "the clock is ticking."

    She added: "The club has had 18 months to bring forward its proposals and it is are now competing with other projects which have already been appraised.

    "Put simply, it is time for the club to put up or shut up."

    The European cash would pay for environmental and infrastructure improvements in the Anfield area and would not go towards the cost of the stadium.

    Nobody at the club was available for comment.
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    Threat to LFC stadium project
    Jul 28 2006
    By Sam Lister Daily Post Staff



    LIVERPOOL FC'S plans to build a new stadium were dealt a massive blow last night after officials told them they were no longer front-runners for a 9m grant.

    The club failed to come up with a "cast-iron" assurance that they had private financial backing, despite being given 18 months to secure a deal.

    Committee members in charge of handing out the European cash fear the scheme has now become so risky they stripped the club of preferred bidder status.

    It means the grant is no longer ring-fenced for the ambitious Stanley Park plans, and LFC will now have to compete with dozens of other Merseyside regeneration schemes for the money.

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