Club: Everton FC | Capacity: 52,888 seats | Scheduled opening: 2023 | Status: in planning
Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium is the proposed new stadium of Everton FC.
Everton has been looking to build a new stadium to replace the aged Goodison Park since the 1990s. First plans in the late 1990s focused on a new stadium at King’s Dock in the centre of Liverpool, but fell through in the early 2000s due to a lack of funding. Attention then centered on a site in Kirkby out of town, but were shelved by the end of the decade.
In the years following, Everton picked up the search and after reviewing various options settled on the Bramley-Moore Dock site on the river Mersey north of Liverpool’s city centre. This site, a World Heritage site, used to be a coal loading dock but fell out of use in the second part of the 20th century.
First plans were presented in 2017, followed by an extensive consultation period. Final designs were presented in 2019 and planning permission was submitted around the end of the year. Once granted, construction works can begin. The club hope to be able to start playing at the ground from the 2023-24 season.
The project aims to regenerate the wider docklands area north of the city as well as the site of Goodison Park, which will be demolished.
Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will have a capacity of just over 52,000 seats. Similar to Tottenham’s new stadium, it will have a single-tier kop stand. Designs are inspired by the dockland and warehouse buildings around the stadium.