The design of a new stadium in North Liverpool has just been unveiled by Everton Football Club. The Premier League club have proposed to build a 52,000 capacity venue at a site on Bramley-Moore Dock, which will take inspiration from both the city’s maritime history and from the club’s rich heritage and traditions.
The design concept has been created by world-renowned architect Dan Meis, involving brick, steel and glass elements. The structure combines the historic and the modern, with the brick base of the stadium incorporating a subtle nod to Goodison Park’s famous Archibald Leitch lattice work while the dynamic roof structure made from steel and glass gives the stadium a modern finish.
The stadium will be made up of four distinctive stands including a large steep home stand to the south. The North and South stand lower tiers will also be designed to adopt rail seating, with the club also hoping to offer safe standing should legislation change.
Everton’s plans for the new stadium have been described as a “game-changer” for the region, with early indications predicting a £1 billion boost to the city’s economy with the potential for up to 15,000 new jobs generating £34 million of income to local families.
The club have urged locals to take part in the ongoing public consultation process to help shape the designs. As well as the development of the new stadium, the club are also looking to redevelop its current ground, Goodison Park, to range of community assets such as homes, health, education and enterprise amenities.
“There is still much work to be done to deliver both the stadium and the community-led legacy in Liverpool 4 but we remain on track to deliver these amazing transformational projects,” said Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s Chief Executive Officer.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us so far and especially would like to thank our fans, the residents and businesses around Goodison Park and the people of this city for listening to us, for sharing their ideas with us and for backing us on this journey. It is important that people continue to give us their views during this public consultation, so I would urge everyone to visit the exhibition as it tours the city region or go to the project website to take part.”
Two planning applications are expected to be submitted for the new stadium and Goodison Park plans before the end of 2019.