Everton’s planning software for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been unanimously accredited by Liverpool City Council, the Premier League membership mentioned on Tuesday.
The Merseyside membership has performed at Goodison Park since 1892, however with a capability of solely 40,000, the staff has struggled to compete with the match-day revenue of its rivals.
Everton formally agreed on a 200-year land lease on the dock website in 2017 and introduced plans to construct a waterfront stadium that may assist bridge the hole to the main top-flight groups.
“Whilst today is just one more step in our long journey, it’s a very important one,” Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright mentioned in a press release.
“We are also enormously grateful to the many organisations and tens of thousands of individuals across the city region who have given us their feedback, ideas and support along the way. It’s been a good week for Everton and Evertonians.”
The membership mentioned that councillors had additionally accredited the define software for a community-led legacy mission at Goodison Park.
Everton’s plans will likely be referred to the secretary of state for housing communities and native authorities, who may have an preliminary 21 days to evaluation the applying to succeed in a call.