Everton Unveil Final Plans For £500m 52,000-Seater Stadium

Goodison Park has been home of The Toffees since 1892
11:31, 23 Dec 2019

Everton have revealed stunning final plans for their proposed new Bramley Moore Stadium.

The Toffees have now submitted a planning application for a brilliant arena on the Liverpool docks, dubbed a "world-class location."

With the Blues set to leave Goodison Park, they will move two-and-a-half miles down the road to a 52,000-seater stadium on the waterfront.

Chief-executive Denise Baxendale-Barrett described the move as "a profound statement of intent."

Everton have been thorough in their plans for the arena which will cost an estimated £500m.

The Premier League club have undergone three years of public consultation, speaking to thousands of people and residents in the city before pushing ahead and sending the application to the council.

“This is a huge milestone in the club’s history but also a profound statement of intent for our future,” said Baxendale-Barrett.

“It marks the culmination of many years of work that has combined the passion of our fans with world-class design and a commitment to creating something truly special on Liverpool‘s waterfront.

“The stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will deliver the best possible matchday experience for our fans, new facilities for cultural events and a building that will be a stunning new addition to Liverpool’s built environment.

“If we are granted planning approval, this will be a world-class football stadium in a world-class location and a catalyst for Liverpool City Region’s ongoing growth and success.

“We’ve always believed that this project can be a game-changer for North Liverpool… (it) isn’t just about a new football ground – it’s about regeneration, jobs and social value.”

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Having been at their current Goodison home since 1892, Everton also hope to build a community-led legacy project on the site.

It’s more good news for the Blues who announced on Saturday the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager.

The Italian, who has managed Milan, Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG, has won the Champions League three times and lifted the Premier League title with Chelsea a decade ago.

Everton are currently 15th in the table after a disappointing start but Ancelotti is confident he can get them going again.

“These players have the quality to play better," he said at his first press conference on Monday.

"We want to try and play attractive football. I see how the supporters drive the team forward, this is good. I will like to try and play attractive football.

"The long-term objective is to be competitive in the Premier League - there are a lot of fantastic teams here. We want to be ambitious, this is the goal and of course to be competitive - also in Europe could be good."

Ancelotti was attracted by Everton's dreams to return to the top of English football.

"The attraction is the tradition and history of the club. It is true that I manage a top team, when I was at PSG the project was really good there and that attracted me so the ambition of the club.

"I think that is the same here. It is not true that I only manage top teams - sometimes in Italy I mange Championship teams. I like teams that have ambition and have a clear idea of how to reach success. This is what attracted me."

The 60-year-old has confirmed club legend Duncan Ferguson, who went three games unbeaten as caretaker boss, will remain on the coaching staff.