By Alex Gray
Last Updated: 07/06/18 11:48am
Liverpool have submitted two applications to Liverpool City Council allowing them to host a range of concerts and non-football sporting events at Anfield.
The club hope the two applications will make the stadium “a year-round destination by offering more cultural and sporting events to supporters and those visiting the area.”
Events could include boxing, GAA, American Football or music concerts, and fit with the City Council’s vision to use music and sport to attract more visitors to the city.
The proposal will see an increase of up to 10 concerts or sporting events a year from May 2019, taking place mainly outside of the football season.
Our proposals not only support the city’s ambitions, but showcase Anfield as a destination and will support local businesses and jobs in the area.
Liverpool Chief Operating Officer, Andy Hughes
If approved, Liverpool will be also be permitted to screen more away fixtures and international games, similar to the beam-backs seen in the Champions League, where a sell-out 30,000 watched the final on large video screens.
Liverpool Chief Operating Officer, Andy Hughes, said: “The plans we are bringing forward would provide the city’s residents with increased entertainment opportunities for music and sporting events whilst at the same time supporting Liverpool’s vision to attract more visitors to the city.
“Our proposals not only support the city’s ambitions, but showcase Anfield as a destination and will support local businesses and jobs in the area.”
Anfield has previously hosted non-football events, such as the Paul McCartney 2008 European City of Culture concert, the 2016 Four Nations Rugby League Final, and could see a further variety of events such as boxing matches take place.