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25 Jul 2018 11:18:34
Moshiri has said capacity of New stadium will be 52-55k.

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25 Jul 2018 12:08:29
About right imo.

25 Jul 2018 12:33:16
If that’s correct (a big “if” at the moment) , then imho that shows that the club’s hierarchy does not believe that we can ever challenge for a place at football’s top-table, which may or may not be realistic at the point that’s now been reached in the overall structure of football, but the lack of ambition it shows (just my opinion) is mind-boggling and begs the question of why are they are even bothering to run a football club - unless it’s to reach a point where the ownership can sell-up for a tidy profit.
On the other hand, would increased match-day income from a newer, bigger stadium be a major financial component compared to what we get from television money, Premier League (and UEFA completions) prize money, -commercial income (which is seems pitiful at present) and player trading? Maybe player trading is the plan: bring in promising young players to develop them and eventually transfer them for a profit.
Perhaps that’s what these young players are told: join Everton, you’ll get to play and prove yourselves, and then eventually join a “bigger” club.
Could that be why Lookman seems so unsettled - because has hasn’t been playing?
Anyway, the club remains silent (officially) about the stadium and just a few crumbs of unofficial “information” appear in the media.
It’s said that “no news is good news”, but is it really?

25 Jul 2018 12:45:44
The Etihad capacity is a fraction over 55000 and for uefa competitions it's limited to 53000. Would find it hard to argue city aren't challenging at the top table?

25 Jul 2018 12:47:13
So we need a 65000 plus stadium? Nah that's foolish, we'd never fill the darn thing. 55 seems the correct number. And remember, Man City and co have all extended capacity in their new stadiums. If the d3mand is there after we have been s3lling out 55 then sure, the design will be done in a way that had future scope for extension and that's when we can start adding to 5k seats.

Why would we want a giant stadia we can't fill?
More delusional hogwash from our fans.

25 Jul 2018 13:36:32
Apart from the last line you read my mind myteamisbetterthanyours. I'd expect plans in order to expand if need be.

{Ed002's Note - It is not possible for such a large stadium to be buit without Everton paying vast amounts in to improving the local infrastructure. Liverpool has a rather similar constraint on them.}

25 Jul 2018 15:29:18
The reason we need a better stadium is because our lack of corporate opportunities are crippling.

Before Anfield expanded, their Matchday revenue was around £62m P/ A. Ours is £18m. The huge discrepancy is largely down to our lack of corporate entertainment and not the 7 thousand or so fewer seats.

With the new stadium this will be one of the main areas to address. Whether it’s 55k or 60k it won’t make much difference in income compared to what we will gain by having a state of the art corporate experience.

Ultimately we want the right amount to fill so that the atmosphere is as close to Goodison under the lights as we can get it.


25 Jul 2018 15:26:01
Ed002: interesting point about the local infrastructure needed to support a large stadium - especially in an area like the north Liverpool docks where I’d imagine that new roads and new rail links (and stations) would have to be built to cope with the traffic not only to and from the stadium, but also to and from all the other proposed new buildings (hotels, shops, offices? ) in the entire development area.
I imagine that West Ham United’s move to the former Olympic Stadium was a great deal (financially if not for the fans! ) because the infrastructure was already in place and the stadium was already built and didn’t need a huge amount of work to have it ready for PL football.

{Ed002's Note - Generally so.}

25 Jul 2018 15:49:00
I agree. i'd rather have empty corporate seating knowing we have got enough. Its got to be better than empty seats everywhere.

5000 extra is around 3 mill a year (if we fill them all) offset that against the cost to build those extra 5000 coupled with the extra facilities, access to the ground, local infrastructure as Ed says.
doesn't seem worth it.

25 Jul 2018 17:18:17
I think you have to put your trust in Dan Meis who warns about just believing "more is better. " Also I'm almost sure I read that due to the limited size available for the footprint of the proposed stadium future extension will not be possible.

25 Jul 2018 18:07:26
Wouldnt sacrifice atmosphere for added seats. Empty seats look awful.

25 Jul 2018 22:51:53
I agree, I’m not to fussed over the capacity of the stadium, just as long as it’s over the 50k mark. It’s the sh! te sponsorship deals that infuriates me. I couldn’t care less if we where sponsored by ‘Morally’ inappropriate companies (like some say for example) betting, alcohol, etc.

We need to stop taking this moral high ground and ensure that whilst we don’t sell ourselves to the devil we get as much money we can from Shirt Sponsorship, Brands, TV, Stadium rights etc. as we can. I cannot BELIEVE some of the clubs that receive more than us in this department. Said this for years our commercial teal needs to get ‘commercial’.

26 Jul 2018 01:31:48
So 51878 I heard Meis wanted to incorporate 1878 in there

There’s nothing to say the ground isn’t future proofed with an ability to expand part of the stadium if ever deemed necessary.



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