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The proposed football stadiums that never happened

In the past, we’ve seen clubs from the Premier League and Football League release plans for new look stadiums, some were built and some never even got started.

In this article we take a look at the clubs who revealed photos of those plans which you can see below and on the next few pages…



Stanley Park was a proposed football stadium in Stanley Park, Liverpool that if built, would have become home to Liverpool Football Club, replacing their current home ground Anfield. The stadium had a planned capacity of 60,000 (potentially expandable to 73,000) all-seated.

There were two designs that were given planning permission. One was designed by architects AFL with a capacity of 60,000, the second was a more expensive futuristic design by Dallas-based architects HKS, which would originally seat 60,000 with capacity for further expansion to 73,000.

As of January 2012 only small site preparation work had been completed. A change in owners resulted in the plans for Stanley Park Stadium being reexamined. In October 2012 new owners Fenway Sports Group announced their decision to redevelop and expand the current club stadium Anfield (in a similar way that they redeveloped Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox) rather than proceed with the planned new stadium.



New Queens Park is a proposed football stadium that was planned to be finished by 2018 but has been delayed. It will be located in Old Oak Common, and would have been the new home ground of Queens Park Rangers and will form part of a wider Regeneration of the Old Oak Common Area which would include new homes and a brand new station that would be part of HS2

Queens Park Rangers’ current stadium is Loftus Road, which holds only 18,000 fans, while New Queens Park would have held 40,000. The main reason of the move was to expand the number of fans QPR can have at their home games. QPR chairman and owner Tony Fernandes said that QPR need “more than an 18,000 capacity” and that New Queens Park “will bring a vibrant new destination to London, boosting local businesses, attracting new visitors and tourism and creating a thriving community”.

A planning application was due to be submitted in early 2018.


Take a look at more proposed stadiums that never happened on the next few pages.

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