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Everton Playing Waiting Game on New Stadium

Everton Playing Waiting Game on New Stadium

Good things come to those who wait, and it looks like Everton fans will have to wait a little longer before their new 52,000 capacity stadium is given the go-ahead.

With the Toffees hoping to be playing games at the Bramley-Moore Dock site by 2024, it’s an exciting time for a club that, from the basis of their Premier League performance this season, appears to be on the up.

Everton Playing Waiting Game

Having received approval from city councillors back in February, Everton are waiting on government certification before getting the green light. All being well, the Toffees will be hoping to be settled into their new stadium within the next three years. It’s certainly a move forward off the field, while on the pitch Everton have come on leaps and bounds under manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The ultimate goal is to get Everton competing against the best teams in Europe on a regular basis. City rivals Liverpool are 13/2 with Paddy Power in the Champions League 2020/2021 odds, and that’s the elite competition Everton want to be in. The Bramley-Moore Dock site would be the ideal setting for such special European nights, that have been more associated with their rivals in red down the road at Anfield.

Champions League Football Heading to Bramley-Moore?

The signs are positive with regards to Everton trying to break into the Premier League’s top four. Ancelotti brought in fresh faces over the summer with the likes of James Rodriguez making the move from Real Madrid to Goodison Park. Meanwhile, young English talent Dominic Calvert-Lewin has enjoyed a landmark season, which has seen him earn international recognition with Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions.

Punters will look at Everton as potential dark horses to crash the top-four party in the Premier League this season. If the Merseysiders can rediscover the scintillating form that saw them make a flying start to the season, then they are in with a chance.

Goodbye Goodison

If Everton can get the green light on a move to the docks, then the clock will start ticking on saying farewell to Goodison Park. The stadium has been the home of Everton Football Club since all the way back in 1892.

Many supporters will have ticked the traditional ground in the Walton area of Liverpool off their list of stadiums to visit, and it has been the sight of some landmark games. Goodison Park hosted the FA Cup finals of the 1893-94 and 1909-10 with Notts County and Newcastle United respectively lifting the trophy. Goodison Park also hosted the 1966 World Cup semi-final, as West Germany beat the Soviet Union 2-1, before losing to England in the infamous final.

Many will be sad to see Goodison Park go, but with a potential move to Bramley-Moore Dock edging closer and performances on the field on the up, it’s an exciting time to be an Everton supporter.

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