Main Stand expansion adds 8,500 seats
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Anfield—Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today the culmination of its work for the Main Stand redevelopment at The Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
As engineering design consultant on the expansion, Jacobs provided structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering services, as well as public health, lifts and escalators, fire and acoustic consulting services.
The stadium’s Main Stand has been transformed into one of the largest all-seat single stands in European football, with a combined interior floor space five times larger than the football pitch. Accessibility has been improved, and some 8,500 additional seats have been added. The redeveloped stadium opened for its first game on September 10, 2016, providing Liverpool with its biggest ever home game crowd of 53,000 fans.
Jacobs responded to the club’s brief by designing a new upper tier including the installation of a large cantilevered roof over the existing roof, which was later demolished. The new and existing elements of the stand, dating back to 1906, were ultimately joined together and the seating re-profiled. The expanded Main Stand’s structural engineering incorporates a 140 metre roof truss, equivalent to the length of two jumbo jets end-to-end. The works were completed within the 12 week season close period during the summer 2016.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Senior Vice President Buildings and Infrastructure Bob Duff stated, “We’re tremendously proud of our team and its role in creating this unique engineering structure. The expansion showcases Liverpool FC’s commitment to establishing a sustainable sports environment with a strong legacy. We congratulate Liverpool and all parties involved in delivering this remarkable project.”
Jacobs has provided wide-ranging professional services to international sports and leisure projects for more than 25 years. The company is ranked number two in the 2016 Building Design and Construction Giants 300 Engineering/Architecture Firms, and number eight in its top 25 Sports Sector Engineering Firms.
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com.
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