The stadium plans will be followed by a separate outline planning application for Goodison Park, with the intention for both applications to be determined by Liverpool City Council at the same time.
The planning milestone follows more than two years of consultation with the general public, city stakeholders and fans, which has revealed widespread support for the proposals.
Writing in a blog post on evertonfc.com, Colin Chong, the Stadium Development Director at Everton, said: “I'm pleased to confirm that our detailed planning application for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be submitted on Monday 23 December.
“Working alongside our design consultants, we have analysed the feedback to enhance the concepts we've already shared for the look, feel and layout of a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, including our plans to not only preserve but to also celebrate the site's heritage.
“It is a case of evolution rather than any major changes to the design presented during the second stage consultation. The results of that consultation made it clear Dan Meis's design was incredibly well received. The elements that the feedback told us what people really loved about the design — the use of brick, the steepness of the stands, the respect to the area's heritage and the nod to Archibald Leitch's architecture in the brickwork as well as the blending of new and old — will all be present within our final proposals.”
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3 Posted 13/12/2019 at 14:33:58
4 Posted 13/12/2019 at 14:35:28
Hopefully an end is now in sight and my thoughts are given to all the lads unfortunately no longer with us that fought so hard to stop Kirkby and who will never see our new home.
9 Posted 13/12/2019 at 15:31:58
Hope I am still around to see Everton play at this venue.
11 Posted 13/12/2019 at 15:53:31
13 Posted 13/12/2019 at 16:26:36
Please give us some good news in the New Year that the application has been accepted.
14 Posted 13/12/2019 at 16:30:17
15 Posted 13/12/2019 at 16:39:39
17 Posted 13/12/2019 at 16:58:06
Also, that only relatively minor amendments to the proposals previously presented are being made, and those amendments seem to have taken on board some suggestions made in the consultation process.
Apart from disquiet about the cost of the new stadium, and the debt it may load on the club, I'm going to remain positive about these plans because the alternative is stagnation and decline.
19 Posted 13/12/2019 at 17:32:36
21 Posted 13/12/2019 at 17:59:18
You'd hope this announcement about Bramley-Moore Dock is genuine and not a smokescreen...
23 Posted 13/12/2019 at 18:01:39
I give up! I'm stabbing myself to death with a blunt spoon as we speak!
Tony, get yerself in to The Saddle (the one near the ground not the one in town) on the 18th before the Leicester game and I'll buy you a birthday pint or two, and yer aul fella â€” and you, Derek!
27 Posted 13/12/2019 at 18:34:59
(And in the first pic, some terrific pressing by the Blues/shocking defensive shape by the away team... I think the artist might need some schooling here from Steve F, and yes I spend too long staring at EFC-related material.)
A bit of moaning about the election result seems reasonable today, but agreed; best heading to other thead for the politics stuff.
29 Posted 13/12/2019 at 19:01:57
30 Posted 13/12/2019 at 19:02:39
31 Posted 13/12/2019 at 19:11:09
34 Posted 13/12/2019 at 20:02:36
Liverpool are going for over 60k, I know a lot fly in and travel from London, Devon and everywhere but I still feel it's an opportunity missed.
35 Posted 13/12/2019 at 20:09:21
We're going to increase our matchgoing clientele by 33% to fill that.
Does anyone really think we can increase our attendance by 54% to fill a 60k stadium?
36 Posted 13/12/2019 at 20:11:56
Build it and they will come.
37 Posted 13/12/2019 at 20:14:28
That was then, this is now.
Just my opinion mate.
40 Posted 13/12/2019 at 20:21:05
Okay, I've been at Goodison with 70k packed in on several occasions but they weren't all Blues!
Let's be realistic and have a full stadium every week with the room to expand if necessary.
41 Posted 13/12/2019 at 20:57:22
42 Posted 13/12/2019 at 21:00:09
I love being part of ToffeeWeb and posting, but honestly, it sucks the life out of you sometimes. Social media gives you the capacity to voice your concerns or plaudits, but on the flip side.
43 Posted 13/12/2019 at 21:41:56
All I'm saying @37 is that if we improve on the pitch there's every reason to think we'll easily fill the new stadium of 52,000. Then, given that, (I believe) there's an option designed-in to expand to over 60,000, that option could be exercised if it turns out we're easily filling the 52,000-seater stadium.
Of course, if we don't improve on the pitch, then none of this filling of the stadium may happen. But surely we have to be positive and work on the basis of becoming a top side, which is partly what the stadium is for. It's all a question of risk, but risks can be directed in various ways with good management.
44 Posted 13/12/2019 at 22:06:05
West Ham are getting steady gates of just under 60,000 this season; I'm guessing that, before they moved, some of their fans wouldn't have thought they'd get that number. Where did they come from? The old Upton Park had far less capacity.
I'd hate us to underestimate our numbers and then have to start building again not long after the ground opens. I suppose it's a crapshoot either way, but I just have this feeling that 52,000 is the wrong figure. With that logic, it's a good job I'm not an accountant, I suppose.
45 Posted 13/12/2019 at 22:06:47
I, personally, don't think we'll get a 33% increase, week-in & week-out, and as for a 54% increase...
46 Posted 13/12/2019 at 22:09:16
I have spoken to fans of other clubs who, whilst admiring Goodison as a traditional ground, are put off paying for and travelling to a decrepit bit of seating. So, if we had 60,000 and gave, say 5,000 to the opposition, then these seats would be taken up (I think).
47 Posted 13/12/2019 at 22:23:27
I personally think standing rails might be in vogue within the next 3 years, and maybe this is what will lead to an increase in capacity without having to extend on the original plans?
48 Posted 13/12/2019 at 22:47:28
Let's hope and pray we need it!
49 Posted 13/12/2019 at 23:03:27
50 Posted 13/12/2019 at 23:09:09
It's a different world today in that we are constantly brainwashed with football which creates the demand. Most Premier League clubs sell out on a regular basis so their average is usually pretty close to capacity.
Back in the 1960s, crowds fluctuated, depending on the opposition and the weather, because most didn't have season tickets, travelled to the game by public transport, on foot or, like me, by bike. Most of the terracing was open to the weather so, if it was pouring down, you got really soaked. Heavy rain before a game could knock 1000s off the anticipated attendance.
In the 1962-63 season, as in most seasons of that era, crowds ranged from 70,000+ for the big games to under 40,000 for the likes of Blackpool etc. Goodison held well over 70,000 but no-one ever suggested reducing the size of the ground to 50,000 on the reasoning that the season average was usually below that.
Even with admission prices being a shrinking percentage of club revenue, I feel starting at 52,000 is a huge missed opportunity and puts us firmly in with the middle-ranking clubs such as Newcastle.
51 Posted 13/12/2019 at 23:50:26
52 Posted 14/12/2019 at 00:21:43
We made this mistake once before building a small Park End (6,000 seats) 25 years ago. The Board, including Kenwright, had no vision for the future.
Everything points towards people attending more â€˜events' in the future. Meanwhile, people play football less. It's evolution and time the Board opened their eyes. Imho, of course.
54 Posted 14/12/2019 at 05:14:28
You have to bear in mind too that, in the '50s and '60s, nobody knew what the attendance was because half the crowd never “officiallyâ€ paid at the gate. It was just a couple of bob to the turnstile operator. All the kids just bunked over the turnstile too.
Those bastards must have been millionaires... Wembley was the same. We went down on a full coach and only me and my brother had tickets â€” The whole coach got in!
55 Posted 14/12/2019 at 08:45:49
The stadium was built about ten years ago, with a 52,000 capacity, has four stands close to the pitch and enclosed corners. Externally and internally there are similarities to the designs we have seen from Bramley-Moore Dock. I was therefore more than a little interested to see what the atmosphere was like.
I've been watching live football since 1969, mainly at Goodison but also some of the other grounds in the UK, Germany and Spain. My experience at the Turk Telecom stadium was on a different level and like nothing I have ever experienced before. It was helped by the pre-match build-up in our approach to the stadium and in the fan zones.
Once inside and an hour before kick-off, the ultra fans in the home end were already massed, jumping up and down and raucous. From then on, on all four sides of the ground, the fans created the most incredible atmosphere throughout.
Not only were the home fans passionately supportive of their own team, but they created an incredibly intimidating environment for the away team for the entire 95 minutes. At the end of the match, I asked my pal whether the atmosphere was always like this. He said, "Yes, for every game, but you ought to see it for the big matches!"
A well-designed stadium of 52,000 filled with passionate Evertonians can create a bear pit of a kind we all want our place to be. I hope future visitors to the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium will come away as impressed as I was after my experience at the home of Galatasaray.
56 Posted 14/12/2019 at 08:51:32
Those bench seats at Wembley were seriously over crowded, though!
57 Posted 14/12/2019 at 15:31:46
Spurs have gone from a similar figure at White Hart Lane to 62,000. Newcastle another case in point. Neither of these are bigger or better supported than us.
What are we afraid of? And even if it does end up being difficult to fill, an imaginative pricing structure can always be looked at â€“ especially to attract the youngsters.
58 Posted 14/12/2019 at 15:53:45
59 Posted 15/12/2019 at 13:14:03
Its 52,000 seats with 8000 rail seats built into the design.
These are locked for 52,000 games,8000 unlocked to give the extra 8000 spectators when its decided to increase capasity.
The new legislation required should be approved by 2023.
They are spread around different parts of the ground.
So we have 44,000 permanent seats,8000 safe standing rail seats as I understand it.
The extra services are in different sections.
8 000 extra seats would be the most expensive according to Meis.Mayne £60 million.This way we get 60,000,in for the price quoted.£500million still a shit load if we don't get ourselves sorted on the pitch.We gotta have some champions league seasons.
No sure if there is capasity to increase to another 5000 rail seats taking it to to 13,000 standing,65000 toatal.
60 Posted 15/12/2019 at 14:02:56
61 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:01:59
Why not build the stadium so that it doesn't change for decades? The future add ons are for the old stadiums,the club should be incorporating maximum attendance increase in the designs to keep the overall look of the outside the same.
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