Everton receive overwhelming public backing for Bramley-Moore Dock proposal

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 0comments  |  Jump to last
Everton have released the results of the first part of their public consultation over plans to relocate their home ground to Liverpool's north docks.

The club canvassed local residents, businesses and supporters over the possibility of building a brand new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock as well as potential uses for their current home at Goodison Park.

The survey found that 94 per cent of respondents agreed that the docks location was appropriate for the club's new ground, while 95 per cent agreed with the idea that Goodison should be re-developed to benefit the community once Everton leave.

There was similarly near-universal support for plans to hold other sporting, music or cultural events at Bramley-Moore Dock.

"These results are more than a vote of confidence in our plans," said CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale.

"They show people recognise the transformational impact our stadium will have on North Liverpool and indeed the positive effect it will have on the wider city region.

"A new stadium will unlock a unique opportunity for our city region by delivering a £1bn boost to the economy, 15,000 jobs and an estimated 1.5m new visitors to the city as well as the regeneration of North Liverpool, including a community-led legacy at Goodison Park."

Everton plan further consultation with Blues fans this summer over more specific details like design and capacity, with a target of kicking off in the new stadium in 2023 still the stated goal.

 


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