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Everton received permission from Liverpool City Council to build its new £ 500 million state-of-the-art stadium on the site of the Bramley-Moore Dock next to the water, which could be completed by 2024.
It also brings Everton one step closer to leaving Goodison Park after nearly 130 years, with the stadium originally built for the Toffees in 1892 after the club chose to leave nearby Anfield on the other side of Stanley Park.
The new Bramley-Moore Stadium will increase the capacity of the day from just under 40,000 to over 50,000. That would make him the eighth-largest in the Premier League as things stand at the moment. But there will also be room in the future to increase it to 62,000.
Increased capacity will provide a significant boost to earnings for the day, which will be especially important in the coming years as soccer finances recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The pier will retain its key features and the stadium will be ‘lifted’ from it with a style of construction and materials intended to pay homage to the city’s maritime heritage.
The last hurdle before construction can get underway properly is the consideration of the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government. Nevertheless, Athletic reports that it is believed to be ‘standard procedure’ for all large projects and is not a concern.
Everton also wants to transform the site left at Goodison into a variety of community assets to benefit the local area once the Toffees have moved in.
Affordable housing, a health center, commercial spaces, offices and green spaces could be part of the development that will be overseen by the Goodison Park Legacy Project.