American owners to back new Liverpool stadium | Leisure Opportunities
Leaderboard
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
University of Warwick
£21,585 to £24,983 pa
Coventry, United Kingdom
star job
Anytime fitness
£22k - £25K based on experience
Leigh, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
The Old Course Hotel
OTE - £24,000
St Andrews, United Kingdom
star job
Vibrant Partnerships
£39-43k per annum plus excellent benefits
Enfield, United Kingdom
Soho Gyms
Competitive
London, United Kingdom

American owners to back new Liverpool stadium

Job opportunities
Coventry Sports Foundation
£9.00 per hour
location: Coventry, United Kingdom
training
The Gym Academy
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
The Royal Parks
£20,580 - £23,860
location: London, United Kingdom
more jobs

The new American owners of Liverpool Football Club, who will complete a £470m buyout, have promised fans that work on the new stadium at Stanley Park will commence in the next 60 days.

The long-running buyout saga was completed earlier this week, after more than three years of uncertainty, and a last minute collapse in relations with the Arab-led Dubai International Capital consortium.

The proposed 60,000-seat venue has also been beset with problems, primarily due to funding difficulties, which may now be resolved.

George Gillett Jr and Tom Hicks have avoided borrowing against the club to fund their takeover – unlike Malcolm Glazer's purchase of Manchester Utd – prompting confidence that the capital required to build the stadium can be sourced.

Both men have significant experience in the delivery and management of major sports operations – Gillett owns the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team, and Hicks the Texas Rangers baseball franchise and Dallas Stars ice hockey team.

The new owners have insisted that they do not consider Liverpool to be a money-making opportunity and stressed that success on the pitch remains their priority.

The £470m does not include a stadium fund, estimated to be around £215m, which would need to be sourced by a loan, although Gillett said they were committed to building "the greatest facility in the sport".

This will almost certainly carry a cost for fans – it is likely that ticket prices at the new stadium would rise, and a naming rights package, away from the famous Anfield name, would be controversial.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The new American owners of Liverpool Football Club, who will complete a £470m buyout, have promised fans that work on the new stadium at Stanley Park will commence in the next 60 days.
AAD,PRO,SAR
041206-liverpoolfcgates.jpg
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.