10 things you need to know about the new Everton Stadium
2 months ago
It’s more than a year since construction began on Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, and the 52,888-capacity sporting venue for the Blues is starting to take shape.
Work’s going to plan for the sensational £500m waterfront Everton Stadium, due for completion in the 2024/25 season.
Colin Chong, chief stadium development officer, says: “In little over a year, we’ve seen the transformation of a semi-derelict North Liverpool dock, to the skeleton of our magnificent new waterfront stadium – and the scale of change, in such a short space of time, has been breathtaking.
“This stadium is going to be the first and last significant building people see when they cruise down the River Mersey and, in my view, it’s worthy of being our city’s Fourth Grace.”
He adds: “Everton Stadium is the most significant project the Club has undertaken in the last 130 years – and make no mistake, this is a quality build, and everything about this stadium is built to last. It is going to be the future for generations of Everton fans and residents of our city, so we have the job of not only getting it right for Everton Football Club but also for them.”
And if you want to learn more, here’s 10 things you need to know about Everton’s new stadium:
Home for fans
The 52,888-seater stadium will feature one, single-tier stand to the south, which will house 13,000 passionate Evertonians.
Skeleton of steel
Around 12,500 tonnes of structural steel make up the skeleton of the stadium, mainly in the north and south stands.
The infill of the dock took three months and involved a dredger painstakingly making 130 round trips over 20 miles out into the Irish Sea on a 24/7 operation. The dredger collected 480,000 cubic metres of sand from the seabed and fluidised it in order to pump it into the water-filled Bramley-Moore Dock.
Multi-million pound cost could rise
The new Everton Stadium will cost around £500m, but this overall project figure could be as high as £750m when all the ancillary work and potential developments in the local area are completed.
Creating a new concept
Everton Stadium will feature a ground-breaking re-set of football hospitality. The ‘ALL’ concept brings together the bars, restaurants and experiences that will be available for fans to choose from, providing the opportunity to tailor a personalised matchday.
No more queuing for the loo! The new Everton Stadium will have a total of 747 WCs installed.
Looking to the future
Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock aims to be the most sustainable in the Premier League, with a raft of measures in the construction and finished build.
Past and present
The Grade II listed Hydraulic Tower and Engine Room, built in 1883 and an integral part of daily life during Bramley-Moore Dock’s heyday, is being restored to its former glory and will form a symbolic part of the giant Fan Plaza that provides a jaw-dropping entrance to the stadium site.
Everton’s new stadium is recognised as the largest single-site private sector development in the country, contributing an estimated £1.3bn to the UK economy, creating tens of thousands of jobs and attracting 1.4m visitors to the city of Liverpool annually.
The walls of the existing dock have been incorporated into the final design, with the surfaces still visible within parts of the stadium development when it’s finished. Preserving the dock wall ensures that the site can be turned back into a fully-functional dock, should that ever be needed.