By Sean Fisher

19th Dec, 2022 | 2:10pm

Construction director raves about new facilities at Everton Bramley-Moore Dock stadium

Laing O’Rourke director Tom Higgins has promised Everton fans that they’ll be blown away by the facilities at the new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.

Everton fans still have another two years to wait until they get to experience their new 52,888-capacity stadium, but they’ll be excited by what has been promised.

At an event alongside Everton chief commercial officer Richard Kenyon, Higgins spoke highly of the facilities being installed in the stadium.

“This development is very important for the city of Liverpool and Evertonians,” said Higgins, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“It will be a fantastic, world-class stadium that is fit for purpose in the 21st Century and the facilities are going to blow people away in terms to access to bars, restaurants and the Fanzone outside, which is going to be a great facility.

“From our point of view, it’s a unique scheme on a waterfront, which is very challenging from an engineering point of view but if someone had asked me 12 months ago, would you be where you are now, I’d have said yes.”

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Fan experience

The new stadium seems heavily focused on the matchday experience for fans, which is extremely exciting for Evertonians.

Waving goodbye to Goodison Park and all the memories there will be incredibly difficult, but the club enters a new chapter in 2024/25 with the new stadium, where plenty of new exciting memories and stories await.

The fanzine in particular sounds like a good community hub for supporters at the stadium, and it’ll evolve Everton into one of the most modern and forward-thinking clubs in the country.

After seeing how impactful the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been in developing the club both on and off the pitch, Everton can hope to see similar results with their ground-breaking new venue.

It’s certainly an exciting time to be a blue, and hopefully the club can use the new stadium as a fresh start to try and climb back up into the top half of the table and establish Everton as a top English club once again.