|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||£ 500 mln|
|Construction||10/08/2021 – 2024|
|Other names||Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium|
|Design||Meis Architects / Pattern Design|
Everton Stadium – design description
Planned almost on the bank of Mersey, the new Everton stadium would sit within the Bramley-Moore Dock, once it's reclaimed from Mersey's waters. The building's orientation will be north-south, which is optimal for stadia overall and in this particular case will ensure enough space on both sides to organise crowd circulation.
The new stadium was supposed to be neighboured by a multi-level parking in the west. The parking was to be low enough in height not to hide the stadium in Liverpool's landscape or – on the other side – to hide the Mersey riverfront from people within the stadium's hospitality areas. Eventually, however, the idea was dropped in favour of a much simpler solution - a ground level parking only.
Because the entire riverfront is a UNESCO-listed global heritage site, the Meis Architects team decided to divide the stadium into two horizontal forms. The lower is directly connected to the dockland architecture, its brickwork being inspired directly by the nearby Stanley Dock. Also, the latticework brick facade would be a loose tribute to Archibald Leitch (whose works include Goodison), sometimes called the father of English stadia. In a later iteration the latticework pattern was simplified and strengthened by Pattern Design.
The upper form is far more modern and also significantly lighter, if only visually. Here steel, concrete and glass mix to create a cloud-like form atop the stadium. Translucent and illuminated at night the hovering upper form is also contrasting the shape of the stadium's lower half. Below, it's robust, rectangular, traditional. Above – you get a simple yet rhythmic bold oval, cut on both ends to meet spatial constraints.
There's just enough room around the stadium to properly organise matchday crowd flow. Because vast majority of fans will approach the stadium from the east, this is where the main plaza will be created, providing a meeting point before and after games. There are three main access routes planned for people using public transport or simply walking to the stadium.
Perhaps the most interesting part is the seating layout. Stands were divided into two and three tiers, except for the solid single-tiered south end. The main grandstand, in the west, would have three levels, owing the division largely to its corporate hospitality contingent. East and north stands should have two main tiers. All stands might be as close as 5 meters away from the field, making it a very compact auditorium for its capacity.
The south end is expected to deliver most of the atmosphere, having a very steep incline and holding 13,000 people, just more than Anfield's Spion Kop. Also, should legislation allow such move, the stadium's south and north stands are able to easily be converted to safe standing areas at least partly. Such move might result in total capacity growing from all-seated 52,000 to 62,000 with some standing.
England: Liverpool and Everton unite after tragedy
On Saturday, at Anfield, Liverpool fans offered a heartfelt tribute to Michael Jones, an Everton supporter who tragically lost his life during construction work at Everton's new stadium.
England: Tragedy at Everton Stadium construction site
A serious accident occurred at Everton's new stadium construction site at Bramley-Moore dock on Monday. A male worker was injured in the incident and was subsequently taken by ambulance to hospital, where he died. The main contractor has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the tragedy.
England: Two years of Everton's dream coming true
Two years ago Everton launched an ambitious construction project to build a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool. What progress has been made so far and is the work going according to plan?
England: Everton Stadium construction report
At the future home of the Toffees under construction at Bramley-Moore Dock, work is in full swing. As work continues on the canopy, brick facade and interior fit-out, Everton Stadium is evolving aesthetically. The facility is beginning to look more and more like the one we know from the renderings.
England: Everton Stadium delayed?
Some of the latest news stated that the stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock was due to be ready for the start of the 2024/25 season. However, according to the club officials, construction is on schedule, and a date for the stadium's inauguration has not changed since the beginning of the works.
England: Everton FC - Saying Goodbye To Goodison Park
In the age of the Premier League's international, global business marketplace, new generations may not understand the importance or historical significance of Everton FC. Instead, many will be more aware of their Merseyside rivals Liverpool, who play just across Stanley Park at Anfield. The blue half of Merseyside was one of the founding members of the English Football League in the 19th Century, and they played at Anfield before a dispute over rent resulted in the emergence of Liverpool FC.
England: Topping out at Everton Stadium
The construction of a new facility for The Toffees is on schedule. This was confirmed at the topping-out ceremony held in April, which celebrated the completion of construction work on the stadium under development at Bramley-Moore Dock.
England: Floating car park at the stadium?
The construction of a new facility will not only benefit the blue side of Liverpool, but also has to do with the upcoming European Championships, which, possibly, will be held on the islands. The Everton Stadium project may include an unusual idea.
EURO 2028: Great Britain and Ireland announce list of stadiums
The most important football tournaments are fast approaching, and with them comes discussion about the future hosts of both the World Cup and the European Championships. The front runners in the race to host EURO 2028 are Great Britain and Ireland.
England: Everton more effective on the construction site than on the pitch
Work at Everton's new facility is now in its third year. The outline of the stadium, which will host other Premier League teams - if fans' hopes of staying up come true - is becoming clearer. What does progress look like for the blue part of Liverpool?
England: New home of Liverpool's blue side takes shape
The football rivalry in the Beatles' city is not just played out on the pitch. Currently, both stadiums belonging to the two biggest local teams are undergoing renovation or being erected. Being built from scratch is The Toffees' future venue, which Evertonians can already be proud of.
Liverpool: Everton's new stadium is a masterpiece, isn’t it?
If you've ever flown from Dublin to Leeds, you'll be aware of the route that takes you over the city of Liverpool. By this stage, the plane is well into its descent and you have the luxury of identifying landmarks in this iconic city whilst peering out of the window.
England: Adult website in Everton Stadium's name?
Work on the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool is progressing smoothly. So far, there is no indication that the deadline, the start of the 2024/25 season, has been jeopardised. Meanwhile, there has already been a bid to acquire the venue’s naming rights, coming from... a website with adult content.
England: News from the construction of Everton Stadium
Development of a new stadium for Everton F.C. began a year ago. To mark the occasion, the club unveiled the venue's logo and launched a website dedicated to the arena at Bramley-Moore Dock. Meanwhile, work is progressing smoothly and the structure is rapidly expanding.
England: Meet the 2022/23 Premier League stadiums!
Much to the delight of fans, the new English Premier League season will kick off on Friday, August 5. On this occasion, we would like to introduce you to the stadiums where the footballers of the world's best league will soon be playing. Get your English tea in hand and let's get started!
Liverpool: City Council approves demolition of Goodison Park
Plans to demolish Everton's stadium have been passed in the council. In addition, a concept for the redevelopment of the site has been approved. Construction will not start until 2024 at the earliest.
Liverpool: Dock filled with sand, Everton stadium is getting closer
February 23 marked one year since Liverpool councillors agreed to build Everton’s new stadium. Construction began six months ago and the first stage was to fill in the abandoned dock, which will be replaced by the future home of "The Toffees".
Liverpool: Everton's new stadium project could receive serious funding
Everton's new stadium project could receive a serious financial injection. The club from Goodison Park is set to raise up to £395 million, securing two vital streams of funding as the first phases of work on their new stadium get underway.
Liverpool: Formal groundbreaking at Bramley-Moore Dock
First incision of the first excavator, it may be more of a photo opportunity than actual construction but it still symbolically starts the largest stadium project north of London in many years!
Liverpool: UNESCO out, Everton in – it begins!
Though the city lost its place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, it might gain much more in the long run. New stadium of the Toffees is just one of numerous developments, to be developed along the riverfront.