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Liverpool's Odd New Stadium

NO! It`s the atrocious American-designed monstrosity that is to become the new home of everyone`s favourite scousers Liverpool FC.

The building has been designed by the US based HKS and seems to draw inspiration from a number of different sources including the new home of the Dallas Cowboys (they`ve cheated here slightly as HKS designed that too), the Lowry in Salford Quays and the Selfridges building on the back of the Bull Ring in Birmingham.

Now I`m not sure about anyone else, but for my 300million investment plan I would be hoping for somewhat of an improvement on some old designs, an art gallery and a shopping centre that`s been hollowed out to stick a footy pitch in, however RedScouse fans appear to be raving about the drawings.

It seems a shame that the top clubs have drifted far away from the football stadiums of the traditional sense, however one can only be overawed by the sweeping curves of such new developments as Wembley stadium or The Emirates, home of Premiership Rivals Arsenal. It now appears however that Liverpool have taken the escape from footballing tradition just that tiny bit further.

The new 60,000-seater stadium had already been planned out, however the new North American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have designed they want more bang for their buck when it comes to investing in the FC Liverpool "Franchise."

Liverpool CEO Rick Parry told the BBC: The stadium will send a message out that we want to be best on the pitch and the best off the pitch.'
'The architects have understood the challenge and understood the need to make the stadium uniquely Liverpool.

'It will sit so well in Stanley Park and will be an integral part of it."

It`s unique alright, as for sitting well anywhere in Liverpool, a question best left for others to answer. Keeping in traditions that come from Anfield, Liverpool`s home since their foundation will be a single tier stand in a desperate bid to ensure that the atmosphere of the "kop" returns when the team move to their new digs.

Parry went on to add: 'Apart from the Kop, everything else about the stadium will be brand new. It's futuristic, imaginative and very exciting. People who see it will think Liverpool."

I`m thinking something 'Our Rick`, but I don`t think the word is "Liverpool."



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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 26 2007

Time: 2:46PM

Your Comments

...oh and before anyone says owt, I realise our ground is a *****tip.
LUFC1
What I cannot understand is why do we have a story about Liverpools ground on Leeds pages?
dazza71
It's a story about football in general mate. Was going to do one on the Wembley pitch fiasco next up.
LUFC1
lol....nice article...but seriously, so its a bit of an odd stadium, your in league one now, i know you know your stands a dump but really your team will probably never ever play in it so why worry.
MightyRedBrigade
Thanks for the article feedback Mighty Red... would be interested to hear what you thought of your "new anfield?"
LUFC1
ODD?.....it will be the 8th wonder of the World, absolutely stunning....
REDMAN
QUALITY http://videos.icnetwork.co.uk/liverpoolecho/AerialStadiumSouthEast.jpg
REDMAN
absolutely magnificent stadium....state of the art
gerrybeckett
As a neutral, I think it's fantastic. Mostly because it breaks with 'tradition'
Wellers
LMAO...Leeds...LMAO....LMAO....Leeds fam talking about another club...LMAO...tell you what, sort out your train wreck of a club before even thinking about another clubs affairs...besides why talk about Liverpool should nt you be more concerned with your rivals in LEAGUE 1....LMAO... . . . . . . . . LMAO...League 1 Leeds, gotta love em P.S The stadium design is boss
superboy
Thanks for the link to the picture, you've just confirmed it for me...the stadium is a joke.
LUFC1
I have to agree with Dazza & superboy..I aint interested to be honest..I like Liverpool football team i have no hang ups with them..I always like to watch them in the Champions league or Prem'ship..If anyone in the top flight wins owt i always hope its them..Apart form us of course if We were there..So good luck in your new home...Not that im Jealous or anything...
kazza
It's not a classic stadium design, you either love it or hate it. I, for one, love it .
JohnDoe
I would quite happily take a new stadium of any design. Could all the p**s taking please be aimed at the editor!!!!!!!!!!!
dazza71
Oi, sod off dazza play nicely :). Bloody hell where are the ManRed and Chelski fans when you need them lol!
LUFC1
It will be differencty, no more scary crowds.
tedpowelluk
John Doe - I've found you! Lurking here!
merlin
I extended the invite to all your chelsea friends Merlin :) More than welcome here.
LUFC1
It'll be another mecca for scousers but bigger and better
Millwalljohn
 

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