PICTURED: Everton’s new £500m stadium edges closer to completion as the South Stand begins to stand tall at Bramley-Moore dock… with the site unrecognisable 18 months after building commenced
- Everton are stepping up work on their new stadium at Bramley-Moore dock
- Pictures have emerged showing the proposed venue edging close to completion
- The South Stand appears to be standing tall in front of the waterfront skyline
- Everton are hoping to unveil their £500m ground in time for the 2024-25 season
Everton’s proposed new stadium appears to be taking shape after pictures emerged showing the progress that has been made at Bramley-Moore dock over the past year.
The Toffees confirmed their £500million stadium plans back in July 2021 as they prepare to wave goodbye to Goodison Park, their home of the last 130 years.
Building started on the site at Bramley-Moore dock the following month, with club officials outlining their aim for the stadium to be ready in time for the start of the 2024-25 campaign.
Pictures show Everton have been stepping up work on their new Bramley-Moore dock stadium
Their new 52,888-capacity venue is finally taking shape after 18 months of building
The South Stand is standing tall, while it also appears the roof is now being put together
At the turn of last year, Everton’s new stadium build looked very much in its early stages, with a few concrete walls poking above a bed of sand.
But fast forward 12 months and the site is completely unrecognisable, giving Toffees fans a promising glimpse of their future home.
Pictures show the South Stand already standing tall in front of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront skyline, while it also appears that the roof is beginning to be put together.
In an update on their website, Everton wrote: ‘Construction partner Laing O’Rourke wanted to end that year  with a statement of intent that Everton Stadium was finally “out of the ground” following months of preparatory work.
The Bramley-Moore site looks unrecognisable to how it did as recently as August of last year
The Toffees confirmed their £500m plans in July 2021 as they prepare to depart Goodison Park
Club chiefs plan to move into their new stadium before the start of the 2024-25 campaign
Everton said their construction partners were desperate to show progress by the end of 2022
Fans are also being urged to take surveys that will help shape their matchday experience
‘That had involved the huge maritime engineering feat of displacing a water-filled dock with 480,000 cubic metres of sea-dredged sand and boring more than 1,000 of the 2,500 concrete piles up to 20-metres deep into the northern and southern wharves.’
Their update added that Everton’s new stadium now has ‘all of the steelwork bolted into the north and south stands, terracing units installed, the giant roof trusses transforming the north Liverpool vista and even the brick facades offering a glimpse of a finished exterior that will blend effortlessly into to the industrial dockside location.’
Everton are also urging their supporters to take part in a series of surveys that will help shape their overall matchday experience at the new stadium.
Everton have released a number of promising designs of how their new stadium will look
The club say it will help regenerate the semi-derelict area of the city’s docks once completed
The Goodison faithful are excited by the prospect of moving stadiums, despite their current home proving one of the Premier League’s most iconic grounds.
The club have been based at Goodison since 1892, but they are now just under a couple of years from moving the short distance to Bramley-Moore dock.
Their new venue will hold a capacity of 52,888, over 13,000 more than Goodison, and will also stand a metre higher than the latter at 47m.
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