Everton FC’s plans for a new 52,000 seat stadium have been unanimously approved by its city councilors.
The club stated that the Bramley-Moore Dock site will be a “world-class addition” to the city’s waterfront and hopes to host games there in 2024.
The stadium will cost £500m, and its claimed it will create 15,000 jobs and will now go to the government for final approval.
Everton have been playing at Goodison Park since 1892, and they’ve been looking for a new home for 25 years due to limitations.
Club chairman Bill Kenwright stated:
“Whilst today is just one more step in our long journey, it is a very important one. It’s been a good week for Everton and Evertonians.”
Plans for the project include 52,888 seats, potential to host up to four pop concerts a year, as well as weddings, funerals, Christmas parties, and conferences.