Spade to go in the ground after final planning issues ironed out by Liverpool FCLiverpool FC will begin construction work on the Anfield stadium redevelopment on Monday.
The Reds have already been working to clear houses around the ground in preparation for the development, which will see an extra 13,000 seats added to the main stand and Anfield Road end.
With the fabled spade going in the ground within days, the work is expected to be completed by the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
In September, the £260m scheme received planning permission from Liverpool City Council with the project expected to create 360 new jobs andbring in an extra £14.5m to the area annually.
Incorporating the iconic club crest into the proposed Main Stand’s exterior elevation, the scheme will also include a two-storey podium and an area which will become the new home for the Hillsborough Memorial.
The scheme is part of a wider plan to redevelop the Anfield area, with a series of green spaces around the stadium being announced yesterday .
Artist impressions of the area show two small parks at Blessington Road’s junction with Walton Breck Road and the triangular area between Hayfield and Gurnall streets. The images also show open paved areas with trees where Blessington Road meets Gorst and Randolph streets.
The green spaces, which are replacing derelict homes, will include benches and public art. The large brown figures in the images do not represent any particular statues, which have not yet been chosen.http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-anfield-stadium-development-8224760