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Taylor Swift gets green light for Liverpool FC shows after 'significant challenges'

Taylor Swift will be performing at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium this month
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Liverpool City Council has confirmed it has given the green light for Anfield Stadium to host a series of Taylor Swift concerts this month. The pop superstar will arrive on Merseyside for her first concert at the home of Liverpool FC on June 13, playing three shows over consecutive nights.

Eras Tour fever has already gripped the city, with a host of festivities to welcome her and her fans. The club has now been officially granted a safety certificate to legally allow the concerts to take place.

Revealing the news, Liverpool City Council praised the club for its work and revealed there were "significant challenges" posed in the process after they had to appoint a new contractor. Thankfully, the club has complied with the necessary steps to allow the sold-out shows to take place.

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Liverpool City Council wrote: "The good news is, we’ve just granted a special safety certificate to legally confirm Anfield is compliant with all conditions necessary for staging a live music event there. We’ll also be doing that for the Pink concerts.

"I’d like to thank Liverpool Football Club for all of their cooperation, not just in the run up to these concerts, but throughout this past year. The loss and subsequent appointment of a new contractor presented some significant challenges to everyone regarding stadium compliance, and the teamwork involved with all has been exemplary.

"A lot of communication and engagement has been going on behind the scenes with all of the key stakeholders to enable Anfield to incrementally open and for the club to use the extended Grandstand. The ground currently has an interim Ground Safety Certificate and hopefully by September when finished to its full occupancy, it will have a full one, alongside a Building Regulation completion certificate.

"Once complete, the stunning Anfield will have a capacity over 60,000. And just as crucial, the city now has a world class venue to sing from the rooftops about."

Liverpool FC will make millions from Swift's concerts, which are lucrative for the club in terms of generating revenue from the use of its stadium after recent redevelopment. However, fans have been warned not to camp out around Anfield in the run-up to the concerts with concerns over the impact on local residents.