By Phil Barnett Special to PA SportsTicker
LIVERPOOL, England (Ticker) - Liverpool unveiled plans for their new $600 million 60,000-seater stadium on Wednesday.
The Premier League powerhouse has submitted an official planning application to Liverpool City Council for the new ground - planned to open in 2010 - at Stanley Park.
Central to the design is the potential to expand the stadium to more than 70,000 seats in the future dependent on improvements to the local transport infrastructure.
As expected the plans, include a new 18,000-capacity, single-tier Kop.
American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have, in conjunction with the architects, radically redesigned the original plans for the stadium.
Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry said: It has always been the aim of the club, with the backing of Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to be world class both on and off the pitch.
When they took over, the first thing Tom and George wanted to do was review the stadium both in terms of the design and the capacity. This is the immensely impressive result of their deliberations. We're creating a stadium that not only the club and supporters can be proud of, but something the whole city can be proud of. Liverpool as a city is on the move and deserves world-class developments like this.