Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by tombrown, Aug 22, 2019.
The planning process in England is slow and expensive
There's loads of room behind now it's all been bought and cleared. The only issue would be the existing stands and the view that affords those inside and the Anfield Road itself. Could it be a tunnel? Road go underneath the stand? Or move the road so it jinks out and around?
It's transportation links/traffic/car parking that are the major stumbling blocks to huge increases tbh, whilst the council are no longer being bell ends about going over 60k, if you assumed we could somehow make it 80k, you'd need a massive, like, seriously massively, expensive infrastructure plan to deal with that many more people getting in & out of that area all at the same time.
They're just jibbing the road behind it off completely I reckon. They did for ages when they built the main stand & had loads of datasets being monitored to see what affect it had on traffic (I reckon, purely anecdotely, that it was close to zero) which I'd imagine they'll use to support the idea.
Or an anti-grav lift? That could work.
They've also mentioned stage access being key to monetizing Anfield on non match days. It takes loads of time & effort to get stages etc into Anfield currently, the new stand will almost certainly feature huge movable sections to allow for standard stage sets & equipment to drive in & out IMO. That could be as valuable as executive boxes in monetary terms.
Yeah, probably this.
A matter transporter is most likely.
Imagine the Evertonian fume if we get a matter transporter before them!
"The repercussions of the Heysel disaster and subsequent European ban put our own well-advanced research into matter transporters on hold, but we had already managed to convert a half and half bobble hat into energy and beam it from Stanley Park back to the Gwladys Street in an early test.
When potential match day income is almost double by increasing capacity to 80k, the investment would be worth it on the long run.
Elevated platforms and underground tunnels for traffic access, it should be possible, engineering wise.
I've only been once, but behind Anfield road is just Stanley park right?
Whats stopping the club from getting permission to move the road back, into the park, by 70 feet or so?
Match day income is actually an exceptionally small proportion of a top clubs income, hence the focus on corporate boxes & non match day revenue streams, to make it financially viable to spend vast amounts redeveloping stands you need to ensure more than just bums on seats for the match, sad as that reality is.
No it isn’t.
I imagine FFF is means match day excluding corporate (hence mentioning corporate boxes).
Whilst it’s still small, we’re behind a host of others. Its also worth looking at the leverage more corporate facilities gives in wider commercial negotiations e.g. throwing in a 3 year box deal for out next official hot chocolate supplier.
Good breakdown of it here:
I’m also a big believer in the impact investing in atmosphere has on the rest i.e. more people, better ways to create atmosphere, not ripping off fans etc -> better performance on pitch -> better ability to attract commercial partners
Yeah, I should have been more specific when writing that post, but glad at least someone got the gist.
It was pretty obvious, mate. Don't concern yourself with those who don't get context.
Oh la di dah.
Look - if the average ticket price is £50 then a single match brings in £3,2m. Then there’s concessions, other shop sales etc. That s an unknowable value but let’s imagine it’s 50% of ticket Revenue. So total about £5m per match. 18 games a season that’s £90million - that’s not including corporate boxes etc. so let’s say another £10m to cover that piece. It’s napkin maths but £100m isn’t a small piece of revenue.
I actually saw Balloteli score a league goal for us while seated in Annie Rd. That so rare and unique moment that if I was able to frame it it would earn me a fortune.
I don't remember him scoring whilst on the pitch, let alone from the stands.