Tim Bridge, the director of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, has been sharing his excitement over the plans for Everton’s new stadium.
This comes after Bridge recently made an appearance on the latest episode of The Athletic’s Business of Sport Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the financial side of football.
Host Mark Chapman noted that in Deloitte’s recent report regarding the 2019/20 season, Everton were one of just two clubs in the top 20 to have an increase in revenue within the past year – which led Bridge to praise their investment strategy, before making an interesting comment on the plans going forward for the Toffees.
During the podcast, Bridge had this to say on the new development plans for the Merseyside club’s home ground.
He said: “I would urge anybody to look at the plans that they have for their stadium, it really is game-changing for both them and the city of Liverpool.”
Back in March 2017, it was reported that Everton were set to build their new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock after sealing an agreement for the land as well as a finance deal with Liverpool council.
TIF Thoughts on Tim Bridge’s comments on Everton’s new stadium plans…
In August last year, Colin Chong, the stadium development director at the club penned a letter to the Everton fans with an extensive message on the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and its progress, claiming that “as well as being a hugely important scheme” for the club, the project will apparently generate a £1 billion boost for the economy, create up to 15,000 jobs and attract 1.5 million visitors to the city.
Are you excited to see Everton's new stadium?
Listening to what Bridge had to say in the podcast and Chong’s message to the fans, it’s clear to see that this project to build Everton’s new home ground at Bramley-Moore Dock will be a big moment, not just for the club but for the city of Liverpool.
In our view, Chong’s outline of the project makes us very excited to see what the stadium will look like when it is completed and whether or not the benefits that he mentioned in the message come to pass.
Meanwhile, perhaps the fact that revenue apparently increased for the Goodison Park club in what has been a tumultuous year suggests they will be in good stead if and when things return to normal, so the future is clearly bright for Everton.