|Other names||The Grand Old Lady|
|Opening game||02.09.1892 (Everton - Bolton Wanderers, 4-2)|
|Renovations||1895, 1906, 1909, 1926, 1957, 1958, 1971, 1988, 1991, 1994|
|Record Attendance||78,299 (Everton - Liverpool, 18.09.1948)|
|Address||Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL|
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Description: Goodison Park
Decision to relocate to Goodison Road was made as future development at Anfield proved unviable. In 1892 a local contractor was ordered to erect three stands – two open terraces and one covered. Complete capacity was 11,000 (two with 4,000, 3,000 under cover). Implementing the plan took less than 6 months and Everton became the first club in England to have a purpose-built football ground (just several days after the world’s first – Celtic Park).
Until 1895 Toffees leased the venue and were only then able to buy it, providing redevelopments just several years later. New stands came in 1906 and 1909, both double-deckered. Two more double-tiered ones came in 1926 and 1938, making the ground have two levels on all sides. Three of those stands were designed by famous Archibald Leitch.
First game with floodlighting came in 1957 and since it was a derby clash against Liverpool, over 58,000 people attended it. Just a year later England’s first under-soil heating system was installed here with first scoreboard following in 1971. A major challenge came in the ‘post-Hillsborough era’ as three ends of the ground had terracing and needed conversion. On stand had just seats installed, another a lower tier redevelopment, while the last – southern, was simply demolished and rebuilt as a single-tiered end in 1994.
Over the years this ground has seen more top league games than any other with Everton spending just 4 seasons outside domestic top flight. To add to that, only 6 times the club hasn’t enjoyed average crowds that would put it in England’s top 10. Record average came in 1963 as each game was seen by more than 51,600 people. The stadium also had its share of international fixtures, to start with 1966 World Cup, during which it even hosted a semi-final.
Liverpool: Everton confident about funding
During the ongoing MIPIM in Cannes Everton assured financing is not the issue despite their stadium being more expensive than expected. It's more challenging to secure planning permission.
Liverpool: Everton confident of funding
What might become a 62,000-seat stadium, should be presented to the public in half a year. Financial vehicle for the Bramley-Moore project is described by deputy chairman of Everton as “firmed up” and situation as “comfortable”.
Liverpool: Everton's stadium a year behind plan
Instead of late 2018, the planning application for Bramley-Moore Dock stadium is now expected in late 2019. For now fans have to settle with formal round of public consultation.
Liverpool: Everton appoint stadium development director
As we await formal planning application to be filed, Everton FC have appointed Colin Chong as their stadium development director for the Bramley-Moore Dock project.
Safe standing: Government to rethink all-seating
By all means the debate was predictable, but that's fine, we'll take it. The most important thing is: British authorities will review the all-seater rule, which officially opens the case for legal standing in top leagues of England and Wales.
Liverpool: Peel reveals master plan, hides stadium
Investor behind the £5 billion Liverpool Waters project has released fresh renders, showing amended plans for the precinct. However, the new Everton stadium is not the one going to be built.
England: Supporters force parliament to debate safe standing!
It took only several days of momentum to reach immense support of 100,000 British citizens and thus force the British government to officially debate safe standing in Premier League and Championship.
Liverpool: Meis gives fans a taste of Everton stadium
Already the second stadium concept within a week with massive Spion Kop stand inspired by Borussia Dortmund's Gelbe Wand. Not that Everton fans complain to get a 15,000-seat stand!
Liverpool: Final days for Everton supporters' submissions
Registered fans of Everton FC have until this Friday to file their suggestions for the new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium. Focused around 11 key principles, their comments could potentially be incorporated in the final design.
England: How much are PL naming rights worth?
To secure a naming rights deal in Premier League you only need £300,000 per year. But to buy the most expensive name it's 87 times that amount! Here's the latest valuation by Duff & Phelps.
Liverpool: Meis visits as loan debate rages on
Architect Dan Meis paid a visit to Liverpool this week, one of many in upcoming months. His design work is progressing while the city seems divided by approved loan of £280 for the stadium.
Liverpool: Everton confirm cost increase
Initially expected to stand at £300 million, budget of Everton's new stadium has now “escalated significantly”, according to CEO Robert Elstone. He addressed the issue in a special letter.
England: Birmingham defeats Liverpool for Commonwealth Games
The West Midlands city will be the official candidate of England to host 2022 Commonwealth Games, should a bid be filed. Liverpool's campaign failed. What does that mean for Everton's new stadium, which was at its heart?
Liverpool: Second architectural firm known for Everton stadium
According to the Architect's Journal, Sheppard Robson has won a key role on the project to build a new stadium for Everton FC. Robson would support US-based Meis Architects.
Liverpool: Everton CEO teasing fans with stadium hints
CEO Robert Elstone made quite amazing hints and suggestions during podcast for supporters. Now the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium concept has to live up to them.
Stadia Designers Cup: Which stadium would you give to Everton?
There's one piece of land and six different concepts. Each of them different and tackling challenges in its own way. Now you decide which one shows the best way forward to Everton's official stadium plan.
Liverpool: First renderings of Everton stadium presented
Not much can be clearly seen from these images but Everton's stadium is already exciting, following Dan Meis' presentation in USA.
As stadiums undergo a makeover, these ones got left behind
Everton have become the latest Premier League club to be given the go-ahead to build a new stadium. Liverpool City Council have given approval for a £300 million new stadium, on the basis that it will form part of a city-wide bid for the Commonwealth Games. Should the plan come to fruition, Everton will be leaving their iconic home since 1892 – Goodison Park is one of the oldest purpose-built football grounds in the world.
Liverpool: Could Everton stadium cost Liverpool its UNESCO listing?
Location of Everton's new stadium has been selected. But it now turns out the Bramley-Moore Dock site might be too much for the city's fragile UNESCO World Heritage listing.
Liverpool: Planning permission for Everton in early 2018?
According to a report by Mirror the Toffees are in advanced talks with a Chinese investor. Meanwhile Liverpool Echo suggest the planning permission could come in early 2018. Early indeed!