The following is a list of association football stadiums. They are ordered by their seating capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators that the stadium can accommodate in seated areas. All stadiums that are the home of a club or national team with a capacity of 40,000 or more are included. That is the minimum capacity required for a stadium to host FIFA World Cup finals matches.
In April 2014 Phase 1 construction began on the South Stand, which is being extended with the addition of a third tier of seats. Phase 2 construction to provide additional pitchside seating rows also began later that summer. Scheduled completion of these two phases in the summer of 2015 will expand the total capacity of CoMS to just over 55,000. A third expansion phase, adding a matching third tier to the North Stand, is scheduled to commence some time after the first two phases complete in the summer of 2015. Completion of this third expansion phase will bring the stadium’s total capacity to in excess of 61,000.
On 15 October 2012, Fenway Sports Group announced their preference to redevelop Anfield as opposed to move to a new stadium. Although a number of media outlets have speculated on a 60,000 capacity, according to managing director Ian Ayre the specific cost, capacity plans and timetable for completion have yet to be confirmed and significant obstacles to redevelopment remain, such as the requirement to purchase houses surrounding the ground from their current owners. In addition, Liverpool City Council have announced plans for a regeneration of the Anfield area having secured a £25 million grant in conjunction with a housing association; it is unclear if this work is dependent on the stadium plans. On 23 April 2014 the club announced proposals for the redevelopment of the Main Stand which could add an additional 8,500 seats taking the Main Stand capacity to nearly 21,000 and the overall Anfield capacity to around 54,000