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Anfield capacity increased: Where does it rank among largest PL grounds?

Over the past decade, Liverpool have increased the Anfield capacity to not only improve the aesthetics of the stadium but also to meet the demand for tickets.

The first stage of the redevelopment was to add two tiers to the top of the Main Stand. This increased the capacity from 45,362 to 54,167 and was completed in 2016.

The next, and latest stage of the Anfield capacity increase was to renovate the Anfield Road Stand. This increased the capacity by a further 7,000 seats with 5,200 used for general admission tickets and around 1,800 used for hospitality.

The £80m redevelopment, which was taken over by Rayner Rowen Group, upgraded the Anfield capacity from 54,000 to more than 61,000. This significant improvement was achieved by the addition of the upper tier to the Anfield Road end.

The Anfield Road Stand expansion work rumbled on for longer than first anticipated, however, it was finally completed in early 2024.

With Anfield now boasting a capacity north of 61,000, where does it sit in the list of Premier League stadiums in terms of capacity?

Anfield capacity: Where does it rank among PL grounds?

  1. Manchester United – 75,653
  2. West Ham – 62,500
  3. Tottenham – 62,062
  4. Liverpool – 61,256
  5. Arsenal – 60,704
  6. Manchester City – 55,097
  7. Newcastle – 52,338
  8. Aston Villa – 42,660
  9. Chelsea – 41,798
  10. Everton – 39,571
  11. Sheffield United – 32,702
  12. Wolves – 31,700
  13. Brighton – 30,750
  14. Nottingham Forest – 30,576
  15. Crystal Palace – 26,074
  16. Fulham – 25,678
  17. Burnley – 21,401
  18. Brentford – 17,250
  19. Bournemouth – 11,464
  20. Luton – 10,356

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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