By Beck Pascal

13th Jan, 2022 | 5:40pm

ECHO journo in 'awe' of Bramley-Moore stadium developments for Everton

Liverpool Echo journalist Adam Jones was on site at Bramley-Moore Dock to see the progress made on the new stadium being built for Everton.

The project on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront was approved by Liverpool City Council planning committee last February with the groundwork beginning several months later, in July. 

The work has ramped up in recent weeks with the Blues scheduled to move into their new ground for the start of the 2024/25 Premier League season. 

Jones was amazed by the developments made when he visited the site. 

“It might seem like just another project in an area of Liverpool prime for regeneration. But for Evertonians, there’s a real sense of awe about it.” He said as per ECHO.

He added “The first thing that hits you is the real scale of what Everton are building on the site.

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“Pictures and videos don’t do it justice. The site is absolutely massive, even just taking in how big the fan plaza will be towards the entrance.

“Taking the few minutes to walk into the middle of the sand, where an imposing body of water was positioned only a few short months ago, grants you the best views of what is a historic site.

“The North Stand shows the foundation work well underway, with your eye particularly being drawn to the winter sunlight bouncing off the first above-ground foundations in the north-west corner of Bramley-Moore Dock.” 

New beginnings

This is a hugely exciting time to be an Evertonian. This project outlines the clear ambition from Farhad Moshiri to put the Toffees back onto the map. 

The Businessman has been criticised for only caring about the financial aspects of football and not putting enough emphasis on the structured development of the team but since the announcement of the new stadium, the club seem to have taken a complete U-turn. 

There seems to be a clear direction that the Blues are moving in, it will take time but the club are making those crucial first steps. 

The stadium as well as the training ground are clear indications of laying great foundations for the future of the club. The Blues belong at the top of English football and a new state of the art stadium is a great way to reclaim that status.

Let’s face it, Goodison Park will always be our home but if you have visited the ground recently, it’s clear to see just how run down it is.

It is synonymous with the way the first team are playing and this new project can hopefully lift the players on the pitch.

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