|Design being implemented
|£ 500 mln
|10/08/2021 – 2024
|Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium
|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: Issues with wages for workers on Everton Stadium construction
As reported by the Liverpool ECHO, electricians working at Bramley Moore Dock are entangled in a dispute over wage and overtime-related issues. This is not the first instance of conflict on the construction site of the new Everton stadium. What happened this time?
England: Busy start of 2024 at Everton Stadium despite opening date change
When work began on the construction of the new stadium, there was hope that the club could move from Goodison Park as early as the start of the 2024/2025 season. Those plans have changed, but Everton are starting the year very actively. What work will be carried out in the near future?
England: Everton's new stadium to replace Goodison Park at a later date
Everton have decided to delay their move to Bramley-Moore Dock, despite assurances that construction of the new facility is progressing at a good pace. There has also been no shortage of controversy over the redevelopment of the waterfront, although the club maintains that it cares about the heritage of the historic site.
England: Everton Stadium with a nod to the past - more than 400 monuments preserved
Work on the Bramley-Moore Dock site has been ongoing for more than two years. The outline of the new stadium for Everton is already becoming more and more visible, and in addition to the club's main facility itself, some workmen are focusing on the surrounding area. It includes historic elements that are to be preserved.
England: One city - two great stadiums under construction
Do you already know which city this is about? If you're up to date with the material on our website, then this puzzle is not difficult for you. So what's happening at the Liverpool stadiums where construction work is currently underway?
England: Can Everton's new stadium re-awaken the sleeping giant?
Stadiums in the Premier League are being renovated or built with increasing frequency. Everton, whose venue is no longer the newest, does not want to be worse than the competition. However, there are everlasting memories of fans associated with Goodison Park. How will their lives change in terms of the stadium in the near future?
England: Work progressing at Everton Stadium
Construction of the stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is entering the next phase. The installation of the canopy on the east stand has now been completed, allowing the first seats to be installed. You can read more about the progress of the work on the Everton Stadium this article.
UEFA: Official announcement of EURO 2028 and EURO 2032 hosts
UEFA has officially announced that the UK and Ireland will host the European Football Championships in 2028, while Italy and Turkey will co-host the event in 2032.
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.