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What can we expect from Everton's new stadium?


Everton are the latest Premier League club to build a new stadium. The Merseyside club will follow the likes of Tottenham Hotspur in creating a multi-million pound football ground that they hope will inspire them into greater success on the pitch.

The project has been the culmination of Everton's long search for a new home away from their much-loved ground of Goodison Park. This has been the home of Everton since way back in 1892, and while it is capable of producing some of the most atmospheric football encounters in the Premier League, its capacity of 39,572 was felt to be too small for a club of Everton's stature.

As such, plans have been going ahead to create a new 52,888 capacity football stadium on Bramley-Moore Dock in the Vauxhall area of Liverpool. But like many other high profile football grounds, the planning and building of the new Everton stadium has encountered plenty of problems.

This means that the earliest we'll get to see Everton at their new ground will be the start of the 2023/24 football season. As such it'll give the team plenty of time to raise their game to match the impressive new stadium.

Everton have had another indifferent season in the Premier League, and anybody with a bonus from one of the bookmakers featured at a betting resource like www.bettingtips.net will be wary of backing the team to finally break through to crack the 'big six'.

The proposed stadium is estimated to cost £800 million. Last summer saw Everton revealing some stunning images of the new stadium. This would feature plenty of nice touches dedicated to the maritime history of the area with the brick and steel construction looking like it was rising from the water.

It would be the seventh largest football stadium in the Premier League by capacity, and the home end would be a single-tier stand with a capacity of 13,000. However, there are still many issues to overcome before Everton get to settle into their new home.

Just last week we saw reports that one of the design architects revealed that he is no longer working on the project, and there are still fears that the stadium plans may fail to meet British building rules and regulations.

While Everton are insisting that the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium project is remaining on course, it forms a worrying backdrop to what has been yet another season of mixed fortunes on the pitch.

Everton were one of the first clubs to fire a manager last season, with Marco Silva getting his marching orders after a string of disappointing results. European heavyweight manager Carlo Ancelotti was brought into Goodison Park in December and seemed to give the Toffees a much greater degree of confidence and organisation.

However, Everton still look set for another relatively uninspiring mid-table finish. While the return to form of youngsters like Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been a plus point, the failure of new signings such as Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean has meant that Everton have frequently looked second-best for much of the season.

Thankfully, players like the Brazilian forward Richarlison have ensured that Everton are still capable of producing goals from nowhere. Plus there are consistent rumours that the Toffees are ready to make a signing of Southampton's dynamic midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

But with funds being sucked up into the long-running new stadium project, it's going to be difficult to see how Ancelotti can rebuild an Everton team that is running the risk of looking very stale.



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