Everton has laid out its ‘Key Principles’ for the development of a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and an enduring legacy at Goodison Park.
The principles have been releasedand can be viewed onevertonfc.com.They were put together following a survey of thousands of Evertonians and include a commitment to building an iconic landmark on the City’s waterfront, which will become a fortress for the Club, as well as a pledge to continue serving the residents and the community of Liverpool 4.
Everton Chief Executive Robert Elstone said: “Our stadium should be built to meet the needs and expectations of the people that will use it; our players, our partners and, above all, our fans.
“To understand those views, we’ve aggregated what we’ve heard and what we’ve read to develop what we are calling our‘KeyPrinciples’. We’d like to share those principles, to test and amend – or refine them – and to use them to frame the ideas and expectations of our fans.”
Theprinciplesset out the benefits for the City in terms of the financial contribution the stadium will provide to the Council and how the development will kick-start regeneration in the north docks area of Liverpool.
Real estate consultants CBRE estimate that a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy, with an injection of more than £900m to theLiverpool City Region before the stadium is even completed.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool City Council is fully committed to working with the Club to deliver what will be an iconic new football stadium at Bramley Moore Dock. The opportunity for Everton’s new home to play a key role in the regeneration of an area of the city which holds incredible potential is very exciting.
“The project doesn’t just benefit North Liverpool but the whole of Liverpool because the City Council will benefit hugely from the financial return we get which will enable us to support front line services in this City.”
The Club is inviting fans to share their views on theKey Principles via an online survey. Supporters wishing to participatein the survey can click here. Surveys will need to be completed by 5pm on Friday 23 February.