Phase 1 of Liverpool’s main stand redevelopment plan is almost complete with Liverpool set to play the first home game of the season against Leicester City in two weeks.
The plan to redevelop Anfield got underway at the end of last season with the removal of seats from the old main stand. Out with the old and in with the new, eh? How about almost ten thousand of the new?
The new main stand looks a beast and it will make Liverpool’s already intimidating home ground atmosphere all the more so.
The latest on the redevelopment is that the main pitch’s floodlights have been installed and tested for the first time. Each stand has been fitted with floodlights with 198 2kw lamps which are designed to reduce glare as they enhance the lighting.
The new floodlights will also improve the experience for fans watching from home as it enhances the quality of “slow-motion viewing technology” used to analyse games on television. Furthermore, the new system allows Anfield to remain lit during a power outage.
According to the club’s official website: “Floodlights are just some of the illuminations installed at Anfield during the summer. Another 6,000 light fittings supported by 500,000 metres of cable (more than 300 miles) have been installed inside the Main Stand ahead of next month’s opening.”
The renovations made at Anfield have made the first game at Anfield this season that much more exciting and many fans will be eagerly anticipating kickoff against the defending champions, Leicester City on the 10th of September.