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Liverpool announce 'ambitious' Anfield plans

Liverpool have announced their intention to bring the capacity of their Anfield home to over 60,000. 

The news comes as the club scrapped existing plans to refurbish the Anfield Road end of the ground in favour of an ‘ambitious’ new project which the club now says is under ‘active consideration’.

The current planning permission for an expansion to 58,000 with the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end will be allowed to lapse in order to start the process on a new project to increase the stadium's capacity even further.

Leicester appoint Legends to research stadium expansion

Leicester City have appointed sports agency Legends, an agency specialising in global planning, sales and hospitality with clients including Manchester City and the LA Stadium, to conduct research into the possibility of expanding the King Power Stadium.

The 2015/16 Premier League champions moved into the 32,000-capacity ground in 2002, but plans for expansion have been under consideration for some time. Now, plans look to have taken a step forward as the club have announced that Legends will “commence with the next phase of supporter and consumer studies in the coming days.”

FA eyes Champions League final for Wembley

The FA has submitted a bid for Wembley Stadium to host the UEFA Champions League final in 2023.

It would mark the third time the new Wembley has staged the final after it played host to Barcelona’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United in 2011 and Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

The FA has not confirmed whether it has submitted a bid for the 2023 showpiece but London Mayor Sadiq Khan has backed the proposal. The original Wembley opened in 1923 and the FA is targeting the Champions League final as part of its centenary celebration plans.

Everton reveals stadium designs

Everton has revealed the first renderings of the Premier League football club's proposed new 52,000-seat stadium, designed by renowned architect Dan Meis.

The release of the Bramley-Moore Dock site plans kicked off a month-long public consultation regarding the proposals after more than 20,000 people participated in the first stage of the public consultation last November.

Silverstone seals new five-year contract with F1

Silverstone will continue as the home of Formula One’s British Grand Prix until at least 2024 after a new five-year deal was struck between the circuit and the series.

The 2019 British Grand Prix was due to be the last under the two parties’ previous agreement but the race’s immediate future on the F1 calendar has now been secured.

The deal was agreed in London between F1, Silverstone and the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC).

FIFA’s eWorld Cup returns to The O2

FIFA has confirmed that its eWorld Cup will return to London this year, with the season’s pinnacle event to again take place at The O2 from 2nd to 4th August.

Having already played host to last year’s final, which saw Mosaad Aldossary crowned world champion, 32 of the world’s best EA Sports FIFA 19 players will compete once more at The O2. The FIFA eWorld Cup champion will win $250,000 in prize money, along with a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards.

Over 4.5 million tickets requested for Euro 2020

More than 4.5 million tickets have been requested for UEFA Euro 2020 during the first week of sales.

The sales process began on 12th June, with fans from 190 countries having submitted requests for tickets. The most requests have been made from fans in England, Germany, Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Euro 2020 will take place from 12th June to 12th July next year and will be staged in 12 host cities across Europe, with the opening match to be held at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

CFG challenges start-ups to develop stadium ideas

City Football Group (CFG), which owns Manchester City, is to hold a five-day accelerator programme that will challenge start-ups to develop ideas to enhance the fan experience at stadia.

On 24th June, CFG will welcome 11 start-ups from Manchester and further afield to the workshop, which will address five big challenges identified by CFG’s global network of football clubs. The event will be held at the Etihad Campus.

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