THE company responsible for building Liverpool’s new Anfield Road stand has filed for bankruptcy.
There is just TWO DAYS before the Reds’ first Premier League home game of the season – which takes place against Bournemouth on Saturday at 3pm.
The weekend game was originally scheduled for the premiere of the new grandstand, which will increase the stadium’s capacity to 61,000.
Due to delays in work being carried out by a company called the Buckingham Group, the stand’s opening date has been pushed back to mid-October.
Now there are concerns that bankruptcy could be further delayed after reports of the company’s bankruptcy.
SunSport has reached out to Buckingham Group for comment.
The company is also responsible for the development of Fulham’s Craven Cottage site, which has been delayed by two years.
And it’s work at the club’s west London site that is said to have been the reason the company submitted an application to appoint administrators.
Fulham, meanwhile, have informed their fans that work on their Riverside stand will not be completed until the 2024/25 season.
A test event was held at Anfield on Tuesday to obtain safety certification for the lower tier of Liverpool’s new stand.
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However, the upper tier will not be open to fans on Saturday, so the maximum spectator capacity for the game is around 51,000.
Work on the Anfield Road Stand began in September 2021 and it was hoped it would be completed by the end of this season.
SD Samuels, the company responsible for cladding the stand, filed for bankruptcy back in December.
This is believed to be one of the reasons for the delays.