Everton have released images of the proposed design for their new stadium, set to hold 52,000 fans at Bramley-Moore Dock.
The ground would be built on semi-derelict dockland in North Liverpool and is expected to cost around £500m, with the aim for it to be ready to host football in 2023.
One of the main features of the proposed new stadium is a steep home stand behind one of the goals capable of holding 13,000 people.
Images of the stadium were revealed by architect Dan Meis at an event for the club’s fans just yards from the proposed Bramley-Moore Dock site, and Everton have said the stadium will have “stunning brick, steel and glass design which takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby.”
The arena will also be built with the future in mind, with the lower tiers of the north and south stands will have the ability to be changed into safe standing, if legislation allows for it in the future. Currently, safe standing is banned in the Premier League.
At the event releasing these images, Everton’s Chief Executive Officer said: “Today marks an incredibly important milestone for us as we seek to build a new stadium which will act as a ‘game changer’ for the Club and our city region.
“Our proposed stadium design takes its inspiration from both our city’s maritime history and from our Club’s rich heritage and traditions.
“It is, first and foremost, a stadium for football, for our passionate fans and for our players. A stadium that gives Everton Football Club a platform for growth both commercially and socially. But it is also a stadium for the entire city and a development which will deliver transformative benefits in terms of regeneration and inclusive growth for the whole Liverpool City Region and for North Liverpool in particular.”
The club have said two planning applications will be submitted before the end of 2019.
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