Reds reject stadium worries

BY foxsports • May 12, 2011

Owners Fenway Sports Group are still weighing up whether to press ahead with proposals to build a new ground in Stanley Park or redevelop Anfield, which appears to be the favoured option. The Reds face a second successive year outside European football's elite, although Kenny Dalglish's appointment as permanent manager on a three-year contract has lifted expectations they can qualify next season. But Reds managing director Ayre said a decision on the stadium would be based on a sound financial plan and not by flawed thinking chasing increased attendances and revenue in the Champions League. "One of the things that people have been really critical of the club about over the past few years was making rash statements and then not living up to them," he said. "The dictation on the stadium will be about finding the right financial model. "We are very fortunate that Champions League or no Champions League, we fill our stadium - that's what will dictate our ability to build a new stadium or refurbish Anfield. "It's not dependent upon that (Champions League). We'd all like to see it but that's not part of the decision-making on the stadium."