Everton football club will soon own a brand new stadium which will be known as Bramley-Moore Dock stadium. The plans for the proposed stadium were unanimously approved by Liverpool city councilors recently.
Based on the available details concerning the proposed project, the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium will be built within Liverpool’s World Heritage Site in Merseyside. The name of the area is known as the Bramley-Moore Dock.
When completed, the stadium is expected to have the capacity to accommodate at least 52,000 people and it is expected to create 15,000 jobs.
Though the city councilors have unanimously approved the plan for the stadium, the development of the site will not commence until the government of the United Kingdom approves it.
If approved, it will cost the owner of Everton football club, Farhad Moshiri, and those behind the project about £500million to complete the construction of the 52,000 capacity Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.
According to a statement from Everton football club, the stadium which is proposed to be a world-class stadium is expected to start hosting games from 2024.
Everton’s chief executive officer Prof Denise Barrett-Baxendale said the plan which took the club 25 years to bring to life, would be the “most inclusive and sustainable” stadium in the UK and would “preserve the area’s heritage”.
Barrett-Baxendale described the project as a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to regenerate one of the city’s most deprived areas, creating thousands of jobs and be a “key part in the region’s post-pandemic recovery plan”.
Once the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium is completed in 2024, Everton football club would have to relocate from their current home ground Goodison Park to their new home.
Everton have been using Goodison Park as their home stadium since 1892. The stadium which is located in a residential area can host 39,414 spectators.
The Merseyside club said the Goodison Park has a lot of limitations which the club intends to correct in the proposed Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.
As of the time of publishing this report, Everton football club was yet to announce what would become of Goodison Park when the club moves to their new home ground in 2024.
✅|🏟| APPROVED – A detailed planning application for a new 52,888 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been approved by @lpoolcouncil. Our outline plans for Goodison Park are due to be heard next… pic.twitter.com/EY84xNDc3r— The People's Project (@PeoplesProject_) February 23, 2021