Dave Prentice, a reporter for the Liverpool Echo, has been speaking on the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast about the news that Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Docks has been given the official approval by the government.
Prentice spent a bit of time discussing how Everton reacted to the decision, and it seems as if it took them by surprise.
He said: (1:53) “We got a phone call [at] about half one yesterday afternoon [Friday] from a club official in a state of mild excitement, I think it’s fair to say because as we were told, the decision actually formally goes to Liverpool City Council first because they are the applicants, so they then disseminate that information onto Everton.
“So, they were caught a little bit by surprise.”
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TIF Thoughts on Everton’s new stadium…
This approval has been a long time coming as the Toffees first looked at the Bramley-Moore Docks in 2016 and now they finally have the nod to commence work on their new ground.
The construction of a new ground is seen to be crucial for Everton’s hopes to bridge the gap with the so-called big six, and it now looks like it is actually happening.
This is huge news for the Toffees, and we are excited to see what happens next and when they will actually start building the stadium.