Everton announced yesterday that they had sent plans for a refurbishment of Goodison Park to the Liverpool City Council. We understand that this is not a sign of the club giving up on a new stadium for the Blues, but a short-term move to appease the fans as well as part of the rebranding of the team under new majority owner Farhad Moshiri and new manager Ronald Koeman.
The news with initial concept pictures was released on the Everton FC website, and indicate cladding added to both ends of the Main Stand as well as a new cladded tower on the Bullens Road side of the Park Stand.
From the images we can also see a wraparound video banner that will go around the Main Stand, as well as the Gwladys Street and Bullens Road Stands. Designs for this are still in the infancy stage and the images shown here are only for visual purposes.
Local firm Condy Lofthouse Architects submitted the concepts, which also include new signage at the Park Stand and rebranding on the internal concourses. Most of the work is scheduled to be finished before the start of the new season.
Fans will be well pleased to hear that the club's legendary trio of players Howard Kendall , Colin Harvey and Alan Ball will be immortalized with a statue of the Holy Trinity within the stadium grounds.
The Blues are still in conversation with the Council and other involved parties over two possible sites for the new stadium, the Central Docks or Stonebridge Cross in Croxteth.
What do you think of the proposed appearance changes for Goodison?