Tony Scott has been speaking on the All Together Now podcast about his excitement towards the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium developments.
Everton have had a very enjoyable start to life under Rafael Benitez, and challenging for European spots this season could be a real possibility if they can keep up this form, and more specifically if the likes of Demarai Gray, Andros Townsend and Abdoulaye Doucoure can keep up their early-season performances.
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It would be great for Everton to have some European football to host, as the last time they were in such a competition was back in the 2017/18 season, and if they could bring some form of European fixtures to their new stadium, which is set to open in 2024, it could help them attract some of the game’s top players.
What has started to excite Scott and Everton fans is that the club have finalised work on finding transporting marine life at the dock and has now started infilling it with ‘more than 450,000 cubic metres of fluidised sand‘.
Scott gave his thoughts on the situation at Bramley-Moore Dock and his excitement levels alongside panellist Greg O’Keeffe.
“I don’t know about you, Greg, but I actually can’t wait to see the structure take place above the skyline. It’s just going to be so exciting and that’s going to be the best news for 2022.
“Listen, it just goes to show, me and you and Phil and Gav were down there what feels like four or five years ago when the news broke about Everton’s new stadium on the Bramley-Moore Dock, and now it’s actually happening.
“There’s lots of work down there beginning, it’s not an imaginary stadium as lots of Kopites out there have told us for three or four years, it is actually happening. The funding is in place and work is beginning down there at the Bramley-Moore Dock. It’s just so exciting. Do you know what, Greg, it’s just so exciting to be happy for an Evertonian on and off the pitch for once in a while, isn’t it?”
TIF Thoughts on Everton and moving to their new stadium…
Currently, Goodison Park has the 10th-highest capacity in the Premier League, however, once the Toffees move to their new ground, it’s set to have a capacity of 52,888, which will rank them, as it stands, as the seventh-biggest ground in the league.
Judging by pictures on architects MEIS’ website, it looks set to be one of the most modern grounds in recent times, much like Tottenham Hotspur’s – and something that will have pleased the Everton fans is how close the new stadium is to where Goodison Park is now, as it’s just an eight-minute drive to the dock, which will allow a lot of fans to maintain their pre-match traditions.