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Everton announce next step in new stadium consultation process

‘The People’s Project’ will look to gauge fan opinion on the latest new designs this summer

Everton are set to move to Bramley-Moore Dock early next decade

Everton will continue to gather fan opinion this summer as they plan further for their stadium move to Bramley-Moore Dock.

‘The People’s Project’, a campaign which started in November as a way to consult with the public over stadium plans, will see its second stage take place this summer.

Between July 26 to August 25, the club will discuss the latest design concepts for the waterfront stadium, as well as outlining plans for the future of Goodison Park, and transport, accessibility and environmental sustainability.

It will see an exhibition of proposals visiting numerous locations across Liverpool, with the dates and timings of those locations to be announced in June.

More than 20,000 people took part in the first stage in late 2018, with the vast majority supporting the proposed move to Bramley-Moore Dock, where Everton will build a 52,000-seater stadium with the potential to expand to 62,000 in the future.

Goodison concept 2
Everton will soon depart Goodison Park, their home 1892
Everton Football Club

This next stage will be included in the planning applications for both sites, which are projected to be submitted before the end of 2019.

Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale said it is imperative that the club give as many people as possible the chance to air their views on such a crucial project:

“This is a golden opportunity for our Club to deliver real and tangible transformational change for our city.

“This is a capital project that will deliver much more than a new home for Everton Football Club. It is a critical, civic regeneration project, that will create jobs and opportunities for more than 15,000 people across our city region.

“Our proposals will drive the city’s inclusive growth agenda and, in addition to our stadium spend, kick-start a £650m investment into regenerating our northern waterfront.

“The People’s Project benefits our entire city region and therefore we would encourage as many people as possible – and not just football fans – to take part in our public consultation exercise so we can hear their views.”

Stadium development director Colin Chong highlighted how important this next stage in the consultation process, adding:

“At the consultation in July and August the Club will reveal much more detail about both parts of this project, consult on the design concepts for the stadium and how it will respect and complement its historic context, as well as the scale and type of development in L4.

“Before we undertake our public consultation we will be engaging further with supporters who took part in our workshops last year on specific matters including matchday experience, fan zone, food and beverage offering, transport, accessibility and environmental sustainability.”