Everton have proposed designs for their brand-new stadium that will be built on semi-derelict dockland in North Liverpool. The Guardian reports with details today.
The formal unveiling event took place at a fan engagement program at the Titanic Hotel. After a period of pubic consultation a planning application is expected to be submitted before the end of this year, and assuming approval is granted in 2020 a three-year build is envisaged, meaning it would be 2023-24 at the earliest before Everton move out of Goodison Park.
The chief executive of the club, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale assured the future stadium would be a milestone for the club and the city. She said, “It is first and foremost a stadium for football, for our passionate fans and for our players, a stadium that gives Everton a platform for growth both commercially and socially. But it is also a stadium for the entire city and a development that will deliver transformative benefits in terms of regeneration for the whole region.”
There will be a tunnel club at the new stadium similar to the one Manchester City. The stadium will also feature American-styled loge seating. The best seats in the house will be padded armchairs complete with dedicated television monitors.
The club authority is confident the new stadium will guarantee the fans a spectacular football experience. Premier league fans will experience the first of its kind football action.
All four stands will be of equal height but each will be distinctive, the club says, and steeply pitched to bring supporters as close to the action as regulations permit. The brief given to the architect Dan Meis was to try to capture the intensity and intimacy of Goodison Park by keeping the distance between stands and pitch as short as possible.
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