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New stadium plans go on display
Artist's impression of the proposed new stadium
The club aims to open the stadium in time for the 2009/10 season
Plans for Liverpool Football Club's new stadium and the regeneration of Stanley Park are to go on show.

Residents are being asked for their views on the proposals for the park, which houses the Isla Gladstone Conservatory.

Liverpool FC's new owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks agreed to make funds available to build the new stadium as part of the purchasing deal.

The exhibition is at the Vernon Sangster Sports Centre.

The Stanley Park work is part of wider plans for New Anfield and Breckfield.

The 215m project is expected to bring new community facilities, jobs, homes and business to the area.

'Major works'

The exhibition will be open on 26 and 27 February.

Councillor Berni Turner said: "This will be a chance for residents and others to see what the Stanley Park of the 21st Century will look like.

"It involves major works in restoring the park to a standard which will make it one of the leading recreational spaces in the region."

The wider regeneration project will be one of the largest urban parks restoration schemes in the country.

It involves the repair and restoration of the park's structures including bridges, walls, pavilions and the park lodge.

The new 60,000-seater stadium includes a Community Partnership Centre, a replacement for the Vernon Sangster Sports Centre.

It is due to open at the start of the 2009/10 Premiership season.


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