After the stand expansion there was a proposal to put extra 6000 seats to increase capacity to 60k mark, FSG were going to raise ticket prices when the expansion had finished to "pay for the 6000 extra seats, after fan protests FSG scrapped the price increase... BUT said they will NOT look at the 6000 extra seats.... That what I talking about.. It came across as blackmail from FSG, as you won't pay we will not build...
The finance is there, the increase of revenue you are correct helps, but at the time FSG did not say that..
Any news when they FSG will look at the plans for the kop end expansion??
A large part of the Main Stand expansion was based on more/better corporate facilities, so that brings in a much larger revenue per head than a 'normal' fan seat, so in effect, that subsidies the standard ticket price.
I think the Anfield Road development will not have the same corporate facilities, so it will not generate the income required to make it as cost effective.
But we should extend, as it gets more fans in the stadium and generates more income, just over a longer period of time than the main stand, which I believe was built on an interest free loan from FSG which we are paying back out of the increased match day revenue.
The prices of these stadiums seems to be going higher every year, Tottenham was a £billion, so if we do not expand now, it could be double the cost in a few years time. I believe we have the planning permission to develop Anfield road, I think they were talking another 8000 seats, so to around 62,000 capacity, which would be great. I am sure the welcome home procession made an impression on John W & co, so hopefully we will move one now.