I was wondering if anyone had heard anything at all about our new / redeveloped stadium since DK bit the dust all those months ago? As an Evertonian and a fan of stadia architecture, it seems to have gone rather quiet.
I know this thread has been done to death but has anyone got any preferences as to what sort of shape development should take or any thoughts on the style of a new stadium?
Mike Cheshire, Posted 09/07/2010 at 11:37:02
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1 Posted 09/07/2010 at 14:55:16
If we could acquire the land to the back of Bullens, which is very realistic, then we could push into the land footprint toward the park end and go for an aysymetric design with a massive Bullen stand and a triple decker Park end stand.
It would be realistic to create a 20,000 Bullen and 15,000+ Park End, which would allow the main stand to lose some space at the ends and have cantilevers installed which removes the restricted views. Just need the money now; ah well... it's nice to dream.
2 Posted 09/07/2010 at 16:03:30
3 Posted 09/07/2010 at 16:08:01
4 Posted 09/07/2010 at 16:46:39
The land at the back of the Bullens would be a lot cheaper than on any other side of the ground as there are less houses.
This may be a bit radical, but could we not allocate the land at Bellefield for re-housing the people who live in the houses that would have to come down. I know it is not exactly round the corner, but it is a "better" area in terms of land value.
5 Posted 09/07/2010 at 16:35:36
A phased development of Goodison, in affordable steps as part of a long-term plan, could lead to a final capacity of 55,000, without disruption to the atmosphere during any playing season [most construction work being behind the existing structures]. The aim is to combine a unique historic venue, at the heart of its traditional community, with all the modern facilities necessary to sustain a club in Europe's top flight.
6 Posted 09/07/2010 at 17:47:34
Ray and Alan, the school behind the Bullens is earmarked for closure and the van rental site is rented from LCC. The Park End is screaming out for a second tier as an obvious increase without even moving beyond the current footprint. If anyone has been to Ibrox they could see for their own eyes an Archie Leach classic systematically built upon to cater for modern requirements but retaining key characteristics and elements.
7 Posted 09/07/2010 at 18:49:37
8 Posted 09/07/2010 at 20:42:18
Oh well, at least they don't make those mistakes with the players....
9 Posted 09/07/2010 at 21:08:08
You are right mate, my preference is based on KEIOC plan because thats much the best option and the easiest-honestly, any chairman with a pair of balls could get approval and funding for a such phased improvement in a second.
Gavin (6) both the previous and current leaders of LCC have already said they would lease the van rental land to EFC and the Park End could support a triple decker stand with the loss of the car park. You make a really good point about Ibrox and if Rangers can do it why cant we?
10 Posted 09/07/2010 at 21:17:34
I'm not from Liverpool, but it seems quite apalling to me that it's quite possible that England may succeed in their bid to host the World Cup finals & consider that neither ground in the city is suitable as a venue.
11 Posted 09/07/2010 at 21:54:06
12 Posted 09/07/2010 at 21:49:08
13 Posted 09/07/2010 at 22:48:05
Dick, here's a clue: any member's of our Board that don't have the will or ability to help move the club forward should be looking at finding a way out & hopefully some fresh ideas & drive may come in with new Board members.
14 Posted 10/07/2010 at 01:10:42
I personally would like to see a phased re-development of Goodison, but this is unlikely with Elstone saying recently the club want some kind of retail-led facilty, this possibly points to the influence of Green again.
15 Posted 10/07/2010 at 05:01:50
Watch this space!!!
16 Posted 10/07/2010 at 13:36:05
17 Posted 10/07/2010 at 17:55:06
18 Posted 10/07/2010 at 18:15:39
Any area can be regenerated like that given the chance. Why not Walton and all around Stanley Park given the RS will at some point, spawn that they are, build a new stadium.
19 Posted 10/07/2010 at 20:02:20
20 Posted 11/07/2010 at 22:52:06
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