Henry: Liverpool stadium move may be inevitable
Thursday, July 7, 2011
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- Liverpool's principal owner has acknowledged that the English Premier League club might have to leave Anfield for a new stadium.
John Henry's Fenway Sports Group has been considering stadium options since buying the club in October, and Henry says on Twitter that a move might be inevitable.
Responding to a fan urging him to keep Liverpool at its home of 119 years, Henry says: "Anfield would certainly be our first choice. But realities may dictate otherwise. So many obstacles."
With Anfield holding 45,000 seats, Manchester United and Arsenal raise far more revenue from tickets and other match-day revenue from their bigger stadiums.
United and Arsenal have won 16 English championships between them since Liverpool's last title in 1990.