Phil Kirkbride, a reporter for the Liverpool Echo, has been speaking on the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast about Everton’s new stadium at the Bramley-Moore Docks.
The Toffees were given the official approval at the weekend after the government decided not to get involved after Liverpool City Council had already approved the plans.
The stadium is set to be complete in 2024 and is apparently crucial for Everton’s push to get into the top six.
However, Kirkbride claimed that there has to be some caution and Toffees fans shouldn’t just expect work to start straight away.
He said: (13:38) “Genuinely exciting, and a momentous day for the football club but there was obviously, as well as that excitement, [genuine] excitement coming through the football club and everybody from top to bottom, reflecting how momentous it was.
“There was also a little bit of caution in terms of ‘look, don’t expect the diggers to be rolling down the Dock Road anytime soon we have to get certain things ticked off and in place before we can start actually building the thing.'”
Does this worry you?
TIF Thoughts on the new stadium…
Now that Everton have the approval to get on with building their new stadium, you would think that work would begin straight away, but it seems as if that will not be the case.
The aim is for the stadium to be completed in 2024, so they have plenty of time to do the work, so this shouldn’t be anything to worry about.
Kirkbride just seems to be trying to lower expectations for work to begin immediately, and we think this is a good idea.
The stadium has been approved now, so Everton fans should be excited about the future, but for now, we urge patience.