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Liverpool City Council has approved Everton application to build a 52,888-seat stadium in Bramley-Moore Pier in the north of Liverpool.
The decision will now go to Secretary of State Robert Jenrick for his consideration.
– Liverpool City Council | #StayHome (@lpoolcouncil) February 23, 2021
Goodison Park has been Everton’s spiritual home for many years, but now the Toffees can look forward to moving into the £ 500 million stadium.
Goodison Park’s legacy project is a mixed-use plan for residential, commercial, and community facilities, including a residence facility.
APPROVED: Liverpool City Council approved a detailed planning request for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Our Goodison Park plans are heard below … pic.twitter.com/h3vDHkh4nu
– Everton (@Everton) February 23, 2021
Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell has taken to Twitter to express his reaction to the news. He wrote:
This is great news for the club. A lot of work has already gone into this project. Well done to all concerned 💙🙏🏿⚽️💙 https://t.co/F9g5OT1Hvc
– Kevin Campbell (@ 1kevincampbell) February 23, 2021
The last few days have been fantastic for Everton. First, they clinched a derby win against Liverpool at Anfield for the first time in 22 years, and now the new stadium is a big step closer.
With Carlo Ancelotti, they are making tremendous progress on the pitch, while the new stadium project is a very positive sign for the future.
What has been really encouraging here is that the request for the new stage has received the “unanimous consent” of the council committee. It’s a crucial step forward, one that could shape a bright future for his iconic soccer club.
The new stadium would be the seventh largest stadium in the Premier League, and could also potentially increase capacity to 62,000 in the future.