Everton plan 52,000 capacity at proposed new stadium

Everton have announced their proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will have a capacity of 52,000, with the potential to expand to 62,000.

The new stadium’s design – which is yet to be released – also incorporates rail seating should safe standing be introduced in the Premier League.

A second public consultation will be held in the summer when proposed designs and an initial overview of proposals for Goodison Park will be presented, with a planning application due to be submitted in late 2019.

Everton’s stadium development director Colin Chong said: “At this stage, it is important to stress that this is our proposed capacity and it is what we are currently working towards. The final capacity and design will be subject to further engagement and consultation.

“We believe that our approach is the right one because it is commercially and financially sustainable and will mean that, in the long term, we will be able to increase the capacity should there be a demand and requirement to do so.”