Everton fans have been promised an unforgettable matchday experience in a ‘world-class location’ as the club submit a planning application for their new Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium.
Chief executive Denise Baxendale-Barrett has described their new 52,000-seater stadium – two-and-a-half miles away from their historic Goodison Park home – as ‘a profound statement of intent’ after unveiling the stunning final designs.
Just two days after delivering a statement of intent with the appointment of three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, the Merseysiders have made another with their off-the-field plans for the future.
Following three years of public consultation – which included tweaking the proposals to integrate a multi-storey car park from the waterside into the stadium design and introducing additional environmental measures – an application will be sent to Liverpool City Council later.
And the club have vowed to deliver supporters a state-of-the-art arena that help will take Everton to the next level… at the cost of an estimated £500m.
“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.”
A separate planning application will also be submitted for a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park, the club’s home for 127 years.
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