My model of new Anfield Road Stand is now finished.
It was my intention to design a grandstand that is related to the club and its history. A grandstand with character to match Anfield. I think if one builds a new Anfield Road stand it isn´t possible to avoid the subject of Hillsborough.
The announced 3 special features are the integrated replica of the Hillsborough accident grandstand, the facade in the form of a hill rising from Stanley Park and of course Anfield Road which leads as Anfield Road Bridge over the roof of the grandstand. Either as a symbolically painted road, as a pedestrian bridge or as a real car bridge. At the highest point of the hill facade is a large Anfield Road street sign, which is also a walk-on viewing platform. The sign should be both a street sign and a name sign for the entire stadium. A chapel, the Anfield Chapel, would be integrated into the grandstand, which can be accessed from the outside at the foot of the hill and which ends at the other end at the grandstand tunnel. It should enable visitors to take a look at the stadium 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Anfield Road Stand would be renamed the Hillsborough Stand after the model. The name is depicted with roses on the hillside.Capacity: 15.676 seats
- Upper Tier: 9.514
- Middle Tier: 3.972
- Lower Tier: 2.190If you like, comment the individual elements of the model or rate them on a scale of 1-10:
- Integrated Replica of Hillsboroughs “Leppings Lane End”
- Anfield Road as a bridge over the roof
- Renamed Hillsborough Stand
- Big Anfield Road sign on the roof
- Anfield Chapel in the stand
- Lettering "In Memory of 96 Fellow Reds"
- Two torches on the middle tier
- Hillsborough part with grey seats instead of red ones
- Red seats in the old dark red
- Stairs in retro yellow
- Lettering design You´ll never walk alone
- Angular-round contour of the grandstand with 20 little corners
- Round line of the grandstand entrances
- Round shaped roof
- Hillsborough lettering with roses on the mountain
- The staircase leading to the entrance of the chapel, recreating the steps of the Hillsborough disaster block
I built the whole Anfield as a model, when I was at Anfield for the first time on a stadium tour in 1999, 10 years after Hillsborough.