England: Everton reveal Christmas target for new stadium at Bramley Moore

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England: Everton reveal Christmas target for new stadium at Bramley Moore Everton Football Club expect to have the entire upper tier of their new stadium filled with seats by Christmas. The Premier League team made the reveal on November 12 and claimed contractors aim to turn the top stands blue in time for the festive period. The east stand of Everton Stadium, based at Bramley Moore Dock, has started to be filled in with the upper tier in the north stand already complete with seats.


Construction began in August 2021 and work will now continue on the lower tiers of the east and west stand. Everton will leave their current Goodison Park home, where the club has played league football since 1892, in the next year or so, with a definite date yet to be finalized.

When will Everton move into the new arena?

The Toffees could move into their new home during the 2024/25 Premier League campaign. The build is reportedly on schedule with a finish date eyed late next year, according to British Gambler.

Everton’s interim chief executive and chief development officer Colin Chong has previously explained that an exact date for the move has never been publicly set; however, the club has stated that contractor Laing O'Rourke would hand over the keys to the venue ‘during’ the 2024-25 season.

While the Blues could move mid-season - this would of course present some logistical challenges in terms of season ticket switches and settling into a new home - the club could decide to move in at the start of a new campaign which would be in August 2025.

After two relegation battles, Everton will be hoping for a more settled campaign at Goodison Park ahead of the switch and followers will be backing them to improve after an upturn in form and fortune under manager Sean Dyche. Bettors across the United States can make wagers on the Toffees, who have had a strong American contingent in the past including Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Brian McBride, and the Premier League, considered by many sports fans as the best in the world.

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Terracing starting to take shape

The stadium build, which is costing $693million, will see Everton jump from a capacity of 39,572 at Goodison to a 52,888-seated at Bramley Moore.

This month, the terracing is also being worked on, with slabs set to be poured with concrete the length of the stands across the ground level. The bowl will be completed when the double-stepped terracing units are finished.

The South Stand has also seen developments, with double escalators delivered which will help fans reach the second-level concourse where they will be able to view the city of Liverpool from the full-length bar.

What’s more, the stadium is also changing externally, with the western terrace currently being worked on and the steel framework built for the supporter walkway on the first level.

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History of Goodison Park

Goodison Park is one of the most iconic grounds in English football and is steeped in history. Not only has it been the home of Everton for more than 130 years but it has also hosted FA Cup finals and even matches during the 1966 World Cup with Pele and Eusebio both appearing on Merseyside during the tournament.

The Blues have not been relegated since 1951 and the stadium has hosted top-flight football for well over 125 years with Everton playing more first division fixtures than any other club in England.

New Everton Stadium will host Euro fixtures

While Goodison is a classic, the Toffees and supporters believe they need to switch grounds in order to move forward.

The stadium, which is being built on the Banks of the Mersey in Liverpool, has already been selected to host Euro games in 2028. The tournament will take place in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland and Everton’s new ground being included shows just what a stunning arena it is set to be.

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