Everton announce that work on their £500m, 53,000-seater new stadium at Bramley-Moore dock will begin THIS MONTH, ahead of planned completion in time for 2024-25 season
- Everton will begin construction on their new £500m stadium on July 26
- They were given national and local government permission earlier this year
- Contractors Laing O’Rourke will carry out the work, providing 12,000 jobs
- Everton have been based at Goodison Park since its construction in 1892
Everton have announced that work on their new £500million stadium at the Bramley-Moore dock site in Liverpool will begin on July 26.
The club were given the all clear to build the stadium by the Government and Liverpool City Council earlier this year and now they have revealed their plans to begin work being carried out by contractors Laing O’Rourke.
The news was announced by the club the day after the unpopular decision to appoint former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez as successor to Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton have announced plans to start work on their new £500m stadium this month
The site is based on the derelict area of the the city’s northern docklands at Bramley-Moore
The first phase of construction will involve preparing the dock for the build, including repair and preservation of the Grade II listed dock wall and demolition of non-listed structures. Once that is completed, Laing O’Rourke will begin the process of infilling the dock.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright told the club’s website: ‘We are thrilled to be able to confirm that construction work will commence on our new stadium later this month.
‘This will be a momentous day in the history of the club and is testament to the ambition and financial commitment of Farhad (Moshiri, majority shareholder) and the determination and talent of Denise (Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive) and her executive team at the Club.
‘Like every Evertonian Goodison Park has been a massive part of my life but in moving forward we could not have found a more fitting nor more glorious site for our new stadium – one which will both honour our history and celebrate our magnificent future.’
The striking designs for the stadium have been well received by an excited Everton fanbase
The 53,000-seater stadium proposed would be housed at the Bramley-Moore dock site
The club say the new site will help regenerate the semi-derelict area of the city’s docks
The stadium is expected to cost around £500m and will have a capacity of 52,888 – nearly 13,000 more than Goodison Park, their home since its construction in 1892.
Everton say the new stadium will deliver a £1bn boost to the city of Liverpool’s economy and provide up to 15,000 jobs for local people – including 12,000 during the construction phase.
They hope to have the stadium completed in time for the start of the 2024-25 season in three years’ time.
Everton’s current home, Goodison Park, is in a residential area and is difficult to regenerate
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