Stadium Development Database: Project 1 > Everton FC's New Stadium: A Beacon of Tradition and Innovation
The European Stadium and Safety Management Association (ESSMA) will release an insightful report on stadium development trends in Europe. This report is based on a database containing 284 stadium development projects that have garnered media attention since 2018. Within this collection of data, ESSMA has identified several notable trends influencing the landscape of European sports and entertainment venues. Ahead of the full publication of the report including 20 highlighted development projects, we will share some insights with you on the trends derived from the database and over the course of 3 weeks we will discuss one of the highlighted projects in-depth. In this week’s publication: Everton FC’s project.
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Everton Football Club, with its rich history and passionate supporters, is poised to make a monumental leap forward with its ambitious stadium development project. The club's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock promises to blend the time-honored traditions of Everton with cutting-edge innovation, creating a state-of-the-art sporting cathedral that will capture the hearts of fans and set new standards for the European stadium landscape.
A Homecoming: The Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium
Located at the historic waterfront in Liverpool, the decision to build the Bramley Moore Dock stadium here is not just about architecture; it's about reconnecting with the club's roots. The Bramley-Moore Dock site harks back to Everton's earliest days, a nod to the club's rich history and the neighborhood that once housed its first home.
Architectural Marvel: A New Icon on the Horizon
Designed by the renowned architect Dan Meis, the new Everton stadium is set to become a true architectural marvel. The stadium's design pays homage to Everton's heritage while embracing a futuristic vision. The most distinctive feature is the 'Collaborative Arch,' a stunning steel and glass structure that forms an elegant gateway to the stadium. This arch is not just aesthetic; it will also house a fan plaza and retail spaces, creating a vibrant pre-match atmosphere.
Fan Experience Redefined
One of the driving forces behind the new stadium is the desire to provide Everton fans with an unparalleled matchday experience. The stadium will have a seating capacity of around 52,000, ensuring that the atmosphere remains electric. The proximity of the stands to the pitch will create an intimate connection between players and supporters, amplifying the roar of Goodison Park, Everton's former home.
But it's not just about the match; the stadium will feature a range of hospitality options, ensuring that every fan, from the die-hard to the casual, can savor the occasion. Premium hospitality suites, lounges, and bars will cater to those seeking a more luxurious experience, while the Family Enclosure will make sure the next generation of Evertonians feel at home.
Community and Sustainability
Everton's new stadium isn't just about football; it's also about community engagement and sustainability. The project includes plans for community spaces, housing, and a health center, creating a vibrant hub for the local neighborhood.
Sustainability is a key focus as well. The stadium is designed with sustainability at its core, aiming to achieve a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating. Features such as a green living roof, rainwater harvesting, and energy-efficient technologies will make it one of the most environmentally responsible stadiums in the world.
What will become of Goodison Park?
Goodison Legacy Project is a new mixed-use regeneration scheme consisting of ten new development blocks on the land currently occupied by the existing Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool. The scheme includes affordable and social housing, a community health and medical centre, residential care, an enterprise building, a new education centre, offices, community-focused retail, three residential towers and a park. Outline permission for the project was submitted in April 2020.
A Bright Future Beckons
Everton FC's new stadium development project is more than just bricks and mortar; it's a symbol of the club's ambition and commitment to its fans and community. When the Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium opens its gates, it will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the storied history of Everton, while paying homage to its illustrious past.
The blend of tradition, innovation, and sustainability in this project encapsulates the essence of modern football. Evertonians around the world eagerly await the day they can flock to their new home on the waterfront, ensuring that the club's legacy continues to shine brightly in the city of Liverpool and beyond.