UPDATE: Dan Meis of Meis Studio is on Merseyside tonight (see below)
Everton’s search for a new stadium is set to take another step forward this week as shareholder Farhad Moshiri is set to visit two potential sites, reports the Guardian.
The Blues have long been in search of a new home with Goodison Park continuing to hold back the club, at least from a commercial sense.
Solving the issue has taken precedence for Moshiri since he became a major shareholder at the club earlier this year.
And it seems he is determined to push that hunt forward this week as he is set to take a delegation to two potential sites.
The locations in question are Bramley Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront and Stonebridge Cross in Croxteth.
It is believed that the former is the club’s preferred location, especially after their failure to secure the King’s Dock in 2003.
However, the current owner of the land, Peel Holdings, are proving to be tough negotiators as they demand £30 million for their property according to the Guardian report.
Bramley Moore would require significant work according to the newspaper, while Stonebridge Cross is ready for development already.
It will likely take some time before a stadium is built at either location but Everton fans can at least take hope that a solution to the issue seems to be chief in among the club’s future planning at present.
Dan Meis owns Meis Studio, and is the employer of Xan Young who is working on stadium designs for Everton’s new arena. Here is his tweet from this evening -