|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|
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 the 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. One 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'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.
England: Safe standing trials in Premier League and Championship
There has been talk for some time about introducing safe standing in the two highest leagues in the country. In 2019, the government assured about the imminent change of the regulations, but these were not introduced until 2 years later.
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.
Liverpool: Everton announce groundbreaking!
After over 20 years of trying to relocate from Goodison, the Toffees are finally just days away from starting construction of their new stadium. Come 2024, their fans will enjoy one of the best stadiums across the Premier League.
Liverpool: UNESCO status lost because of Everton stadium?
By the end of July the city of Liverpool could no longer be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Removal from the list of humanity’s landmarks could be prompted by the new Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium.
Liverpool: Countdown to construction begins!
It seems nothing can now stop the Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium from being built. Construction should begin within the next few months, although there are still issues to deal with before that happens.
Liverpool: Everton to wait longer for government approval
The statutory deadline for secretary of state’s decision is set for tomorrow. The authority has asked for an extension, caused by the scale of Bramley-Moore Dock stadium plan.
Liverpool: City Council approves Everton's new stadium
Everton FC has been given the green light by city authorities to build a new stadium. Tuesday's decision made by Liverpool City Council means that the construction of the new venue for “The Toffees” could begin this spring.
Liverpool: Decision on Everton's future stadium delayed
Special City Council meeting devoted to the project was expected in December. It will not happen. The planning application has been set back by COVID-19 and the sheer scale of Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium.
Liverpool: Three standing terraces at Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium?
We've known for a while thatEverton's new stadium will be safe-standing-ready. However, thismight not be limited to the south end, instead extending also towardsthe east and north.
Liverpool: Further consultation on Everton stadium
With the amended documentation now submitted, residents and institutions have until October 22 to list their support or objections to the Bramley-Moore Dock plans.
Liverpool: As expected, conservation body against the stadium
Historic England has requested for the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium project to be reviewed by secretary of state. The organisation recommends for the application to be denied approval overall, unless the decision-maker concludes benefits outweigh the harm.
Liverpool: Everton to break ground later, design updated
The Toffees have confirmed changes in Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium schedule. No chance for groundbreaking in 2020 any more, early 2021 is the best option. New architects also updated the stadium design.
Liverpool: Everton stadium part of post-COVID-19 recovery plan
The Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium has been included as major part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority plan for economic recovery from the ongoing pandemic.
COVID-19 crisis: English supporters to return in October?
The government is preparing to reopen sports stadiums across the UK. While first trial events will take place in just 2 weeks, all stadiums could be open again only from October onwards.
Liverpool: Everton expected to build as planned
Exactly today the process of public consultation on new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium ends. Regardless of the ongoing pandemic, there are no delays expected to hit the project. Should go under construction in Q4 of 2020.
Liverpool: Everton appoint Laing O'Rourke as contractor
Laing O'Rourke has been appointed as ‘preferred contractor’ for Everton Football Club's new 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront.
England: Safe standing in Premier League and Championship from 2021?
Though physically safe standing is already in Premier League, legally it's still prohibited. But that might change as the government is expected to act quickly, possibly introducing legal standing in 2021.