Stadium Update at General Meeting
With both Everton and the side from across the park enjoying this years on field activities these are exciting football times for our great city. Additionally both clubs appear to be making significant progress off the field, most notably with their intentions to improve stadium facilities.
The other side is intent on developing their existing stadium having abandoned the previous option of a new build. Indeed only this week artists impressions have shown the size of their ambition for a 54,000 capacity stadium.
For our part our CEO Robert Elstone spends up to a third of his time working on our new stadium scheme – one he described, back in December 2013, as phenomenally exciting. From The Kings Dock and Destination Kirkby disappointments to now the Club has been, and remains, committed to a ‘new build’ as they consider Goodison is not viable for development.
Stadium location and securing funding are critical to the Everton project. Whilst rumours and opinion abound about the potential location, staying within the city is a must; our Chairman Bill Kenwright favours Walton Hall Park. Very little else is known about the detail although Mr Elstone has said that it will be a new design, not a Destination Kirkby rehash, have an atmospheric home end and a high standard main stand.
Beyond that we know very little.
However, that is about to change as Mr Elstone intends to cover the new stadium opportunity at the forthcoming General Meeting. Pretty much everything that can be said will be presented on the evening when Mr Elstone will update Shareholders with the current status of the search for a new stadium and happily take questions on the subject.
These are exciting times indeed, a progressive manager leading a progressive team being backed by real progress off the field.
Nil Satis Nisi Optimum
A General Meeting of Shareholders will take place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on April 29th from 7pm.