After a terrible result and performance at the weekend against Manchester City there was little doubt that Everton fans needed some good news this week.
Step forward the latest development in the club’s long-term ambition of opening a new stadium. The most recent site proposed for a new Everton home ground is Bramley-Moore Dock. The location has been cited since 2016 and now the lead architect on the build has Everton fans very excited.
Dan Meis, whose other builds include the Staples Center, Lincoln Financial Field and the Stadio Della Roma, has been highlighting his vision of the new Everton stadium to a fan forum this week.
The main plan that has caused excitement amongst Everton fans is that of a potential home section similar to Borussia Dortmund’s infamous ‘Yellow Wall’.
Such talk has had Everton fans very excited about a potential future stadium to replace Goodison Park, where they have played since 1892.
Whilst, of course, there is a lot of love for ‘The Grand Old Lady’ Everton fans are understanding that they need to move on and find themselves a modern venue to keep up with the rest of the Premier League.
But whilst there is excitement around the ‘Yellow Wall’ and a new build there is also trepidation. Everton fans have been going through the rack regarding a new stadium for some time now. Fans remember well the King’s Dock fiasco and Kirkby farce.
Not only that, but many are still concerned about the capacity and atmosphere at a new ground and if Everton will be able to fill a stadium of 60,000 people, which is being suggested as a potential figure.
But the main concern is that Everton currently don’t have the team on the pitch to play in such an extravagant new build.
Most Everton fans simply want the club to be playing better football and achieving success, which means the end of Sam Allardyce in most people’s eyes.
Here is some of the best reaction on Twitter to the latest Everton stadium developments…
Not even looked at #EFC @Everton stadium plans. Has it been given planning permission yet? Has it been submitted for planning yet? Let’s get it right on the pitch first #allardyceout pic.twitter.com/TXCWra6eqg
— Richard Clein (@richardclein) April 3, 2018
My current thoughts on the #EFC stadium best summarised as follows:
1. Need confirmation of intended capacity ASAP – clearly a BIG issue amongst fanbase
2. Need improved visuals as current sketch snippets v underwhelming
3. How can ‘consultations’ progress without more info?
— Neil (@thestaveros) April 3, 2018
Them stadium concept design are decent, imagine safe standing in this pic.twitter.com/Uq2OyLqQBU
— Connor (@ConB_EFC) April 3, 2018
I wonder if the stadium is way below 60 and we end up struggling to fill it will the person who decided to go under 60 get any credit ? if it’s 60 and we fill every week I’m sure that same person will get abuse. EFC will not fill a 60k stadium regularly imo even with success
— Ant??? (@acarter1878) April 3, 2018
We won’t hear anything more (concrete) about the stadium this year I.e The start building date, actual capacity or any official green light.
— Shoey Mc (@ShoeyEFC1234) April 3, 2018
To all those advocating a MINIMUM of 60k. What makes you so sure UNESCO would even allow such a large stadium to be built in the middle of a world heritage site? Don’t get me wrong I want the biggest we can – just curious as to why this seems to have been overlooked? #efc
— Everton (@footyfeed_efc) April 3, 2018
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) April 3, 2018
The largest shareholder has said publicly that as long as he’s around money won’t be an issue. Personally I’ve always thought the answer will turn out to be 58,000. I’m genuinly offended that anyone thinks we can’t fill a stadium like for example West Ham can!
— John B (@John_B58) April 3, 2018
I was at the event yesterday the foot print for BM was very similar to all the new stadium including spurs what makes it tight is the north south facing and dockland but no reason why BM couldn’t be 60k?
— Edward Bowman (@EdwardBowman13) April 3, 2018
Too much beer with the Deutschlander me thinks there will be no new stadium.
— The Everton Beaky (@TheEvertonBeaky) April 3, 2018
Loving reading everything about this…
— Everton Musings (@EvertonMusings) April 3, 2018
The first little peak at the stadium plans are looking decent… #BramleyMoore
— EcclesEFC (@eccles_efc) April 3, 2018
Crazy how our new stadium is gonna be the best in the world
— smart those jeans ? (@EFC_Dan) April 3, 2018
— The Joker (@joesworld1878) April 2, 2018
Looking forward for the new stadium hopefully getting a season ticket for the last season at goodison I’m not sure what season that will be as I don’t no when the new stadium is due but Goodison Park will be remembered by all EFC fans pic.twitter.com/8Bon8p6hn5
— Cam Holmes (@LegendEfc) April 2, 2018
I haven’t see one person moaning about them stadium designs to be fair. Looks boss
— Stephen Sherrington (@Ste_Sherro_EFC) April 2, 2018