Liverpool Rules Out Anfield Name Change To Fund Stadium Redevelopment
Liverpool has "ruled out" renaming Anfield to help fund the proposed £150M ($241.5M) redevelopment of the stadium, according to the London DAILY MAIL. The club had held talks with a "number of interested parties" when it was considering building a new £300M ($483M) ground. But after deciding to remain at Anfield, Managing Dir Ian Ayre has confirmed that the stadium will "retain its famous name." Ayre said, "There won’t be a naming rights deal for Anfield. It was only something we looked at when we were assessing the option of a new stadium" (DAILY MAIL, 10/16).