Government Approves New Everton Stadium

26th March 2021

Everton Football Club’s plans to develop a 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock have taken a major step forward after securing government approval today.

  • Stadium will generate £237m of societal value, bring a  £1.3bn boost to the region’s economy, create up to 15,000 jobs, and attract 1.4 million visitors to the city each year.
  • The extensive, community-led legacy project at Goodison Park also been approved.
  • The new stadium is set to further expand the development and growth of Liverpool City Region’s Northern docklands.

The application was backed by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee in February.

The agreement allows Everton to complete both their acquisition of the site from Peel L&P and the funding deal for the project, ensuring they can begin to make the plans a reality.

The project – alongside creating a community-led legacy at Goodison Park, which has also been approved – has been designed to help kick-start the regeneration of the northern docklands, contribute a £1.3bn boost to the region’s economy, create up to 15,000 jobs, attract 1.4 million visitors to the city each year and yield an additional £237m of societal value.

The new stadium – a brick, steel and glass structure taking its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby – is earmarked for a plot within the city’s World Heritage Site.

Its development reflects the board’s future ambitions and is a “key part of the club’s vision to compete for domestic and European honours”.

For more information on the Everton Football Club’s new stadium and the Goodison Park Legacy project visit The People’s Project website.

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