By keeping it general and omitting specifics, I can post this genuine information on here. Someone I know and trust, who has nothing whatsoever to do with Everton, has seen a range of stadium design models for our new ground. This was about 6+ weeks ago. I'm sorry I can't tell you who he is, or in what capacity he was there, or where the models are. The models are in a secure environment at an office of a Moshiri company.
But I have provided more detailed information to ***** because I know that the confidentiality will be maintained and it will enable him to build up a bigger jigsaw of corroborated information coming from elsewhere.
I was told that the stadium models were futuristic and stunning and the people there said that Moshiri's aim was to make an indelible mark of his personality upon the club's future. One of the visiting group tried to take a photo on their phone and got the full finger wagging and smacked wrist routine.
www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2016/09/12/Game-Changers/Xan-Young.aspx“I didn’t really intend to go into sports architecture,” said Young, a principal and lead designer at Meis Architects. “But once you have an expertise in it, I guess it behooves you to make use of it. I realized that’s what I wanted to keep doing.”
For the past nine years, she’s worked with Dan Meis at various firms, including now at Meis Architects, a small, independent firm. She’s currently designing two European soccer stadiums (for AS Roma and for Everton FC), plus renovations at Staples Center and Paul Brown Stadium.
http://www.idom.com/en/project/everton-football-club/The programme for the stadium, with a capacity for 50,000 spectators, includes stands for 17,000 local fans (Home End), 4,000 premium seats, 4,000 seats for parents and children in the Family zone near the pitch, a vibrant Fan Zone and the Club’s community action body offices: Everton–in-the-Community as a built-in part of the maximum level services offered at the Stadium.
“I think with the stadium, I think the fans must know we’ve done the hard bit. The club are restricted to expand Goodison. We paid the debt, we’re free to do what we want and we have the finances to do it. I went to Liverpool a few weeks ago with Bill. We visited all the sites with the mayor – in our mind, we know where to go. We are committed. I can reassure the fans that we will have a stadium that rewards loyalty. This is my key aim”
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/everton-vs-liverpool-new-stadium-goodison-park-history-neil-robinson-a7482711.htmlEverton will announce plans for a new stadium in Liverpool's Bramley Moore dock in the coming months
The Independent understands it is likely an announcement will be made about that in the next three to four months, with building work on a new site expected to start before the end of 2017.
www.evertonfc.com/news/2017/03/23/everton-take-first-step-towards-new-stadiumEverton Takes First Step Towards New Stadium
Everton and Liverpool City Council are set to agree the principles of an innovative finance model that will support the Club’s ambition to build an iconic waterfront stadium at Bramley Moore Dock.
Earlier this week, Everton and Peel agreed Heads of Terms to acquire a site at Bramley Moore Dock - which forms part of a £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme - from Peel Holdings, subject to planning consent. The announcement follows detailed negotiations between Peel and Everton Football Club, brokered by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson.
A report will be presented to the council’s cabinet next Friday (31 March) recommending that the City Council progress Heads of Terms to create a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) company which will take a lease of the stadium from a funder and, in turn, sub-lease it to the Club.
The recommendation being presented to the council’s cabinet follows months of talks between the Club and the local authority and following advice from independent financial and legal experts who have reviewed Everton’s “robust business case”.
Under the proposed finance structure of the SPV the council will not provide any finance for the new stadium, which is anticipated to cost in excess of £300m and will be fully funded by the Club.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-stadium-blues-vow-consult-12787491Everton new stadium - Blues vow to consult fans on design and capacity
Everton have stressed that the announcement only represents the first step but that planning permission - hoping to be secured in early 2018 - would be “significant”.
The Blues have vowed to keep fans up-to-date with all major developments and say that supporter feedback is vital as they look to decide on the stadium’s capacity and look.