Thoughts on Bramley-Moore & the current financial conditions at Everton

Football has become a game of absolutes – almost everything related to football is either appallingly bad or amazingly good. Depending on which team you support, the result, how we played, who the opposition are, the performance of the referee, the atmosphere and even the manager’s press conference usually falls into one of the two […]

Time for others to commit alongside Everton to Bramley-Moore & the regeneration of North Liverpool

On the latest #EvertonBusinessMatters podcast before the release of images and the start of the second public consultation I offered the thought that we would know a huge amount more about our club in the coming days…. So, what do I now think? Firstly, the stadium itself. Visually it has exceeded my wildest expectations. Like […]

Goodison Park – plans for its future

This article just provides  details supplied by the club – analysis to follow Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s CEO, issued the following comments on Goodison’s future: “Our plans for Goodison Park, although much more outlined at this stage, fulfil our promise to our neighbours in Liverpool 4 to work together to create something that will benefit the […]

Bramley Moore Dock – the stadium plans & images

🏟 | It's time to reveal proposed designs for our iconic new stadium on the banks of the River Mersey… 💙 #EFC pic.twitter.com/U2ZrOS9LCN — Everton (@Everton) July 25, 2019 ABOUT THE STADIUM PLANS This article will just provide details supplied by the club – analysis to follow. Commenting on the stadium plans Denise Barret-Baxendale, Everton’s […]

World Heritage Status….time to say what we (all) mean and mean what we say

How long have UNESCO been threatening to remove World Heritage Status from the Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City? The answer is almost half the time we’ve “enjoyed” the status. Granted in 2004, it “reflects the role of Liverpool as the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence.” Yet, […]

More fan engagement required above & beyond stage 2 of the public consultation

Stage 2 of public consultation re Bramley Moore and Goodison Legacy Project On 9th May, Everton Football Club announced plans for the second stage of the public consultation regarding the Bramley Moore Stadium and the Goodison Legacy Project. In line with the previously advised timetable the dates are 26th July through to 25th August 2019. […]

The Bramley-Moore business model will stretch “affordable” ticketing policies

“Our most expensive adult Season Ticket is £565 in the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand, less than £30 per game. In real terms, when you allow for the impact of inflation, our adult Season Ticket prices are 16% cheaper than they were 10 years ago, saving our adult supporters approximately £100 a season. But I […]

Bramley-Moore formal consultation results published – very positive, time now to discuss sensitive fan issues

Everton Football Club released the press release below this afternoon, summarising the findings of the “People’s Project” consultation, late last year. Unsurprisingly but nevertheless pleasingly, the consultation finds the vast majority in favour of a move to Bramley-Moore.  In keeping with the club’s extremely cautious approach to advancing the stadium application, this consultation provides responses […]

Analysis of the proposed 52,000 capacity for Bramley-Moore, including season ticket pricing

On the 20th December 2018, Everton put forward a proposal (not decision) subject to further consultation and planning approval to design and build Bramley-Moore with an initial capacity of 52,000. I’ve plenty of reasons to disagree with the proposal but for the purposes of this article I’ll focus on the business case and the impact […]

Further consultation required on the initial Everton proposal regarding Bramley-Moore capacity

This evening Everton Football Club made a major announcement in regards to the proposed capacity of the new Bramley-Moore stadium: Everton Football Club has announced it is proposing a capacity of 52,000 for its new stadium, with the potential for this to rise to 62,000 in the future. The proposed capacity and design of the new stadium […]

The “complexities” of financing a stadium build?

One of the things that strikes me throughout the period that Bramley-Moore has been our proposed new home is the language various officers within the club have used to describe the process of raising finance for the stadium. Our past CEO often used the words difficult, challenging and uncertain. In his much welcomed first public […]

Moshiri gains majority control, an ideal time to bring clarity to our future

After much speculation throughout the summer of further Board changes, and perhaps a right issue in the offering, Everton released the news this morning that Farhad Moshiri had increased his shareholding from 49.9% to 68.6% of Everton Football Club. In doing so he becomes the clear majority owner of the club. As per the statement, […]