Blues urged to have their say on stadium

Thursday, 15 February, 2018 32comments  |  Jump to most recent

Everton are calling on fans to take part in a survey to help to shape the development of the Club's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

The 51-question survey aims to assess what's important to Evertonians and focusses on the 11 ‘Key Principles' outlined by the club last month.

Fans can share their views by completing the survey, which will be available to those with an Everton customer number until 5pm, Friday 23 February.

Some of the key design principles included within the survey include stadium capacity as well as tunnel and away supporter positions. It also addresses what historical elements of the club and Goodison Park fans want to see incorporated into their new home, what features and activity Blues want around their stadium in the build up to kick-off and the level of technology that could be incorporated on a matchday.  

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Evertonians are also surveyed on how they currently arrive at Goodison Park, what modes of transport they may consider using for Bramley-Moore Dock as well as how supporters feel on the Club's plans to retain important maritime features as part of a stadium design.

Goodison Park has been the home of the Blues for 125 years and the survey gives Evertonians the chance to have their say on what legacy could left and how the site should be developed to contribute to the local community in a positive way. 

Once the fan survey is completed, the results will be collated to help inform the final stadium design. Those fans who have registered and participated in the survey will be invited to participate in the next stage of the consultation process, including attending events hosted by architect Dan Meis.

For more information on the ‘Key Principles' and to take part in the survey please visit


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Geoffrey Hall
1 Posted 15/02/2018 at 19:47:00
What's the rush? We will be still in planning 10 years from now... it's getting beyond a joke.
Paul Smith
2 Posted 15/02/2018 at 20:03:07
Feel like this is being milked to the max.

Need to see some designs, funding detail and planning app to really garner some trust in the process.

Dermot Byrne
4 Posted 15/02/2018 at 20:30:22
Whilst I don't think this will make us Top 4 or even win a title, I do think this is a no win situation for the club.

Ask the fans = more delays & bullshit.

Don't ask = what about the fans view?

It could be they are doing this properly to avoid the Arsenal situation... or even the Man City one, both aren't loving their grounds.

Guess it is whether we believe this will happen or is a Kings Dock or Knowsley re-run.

Me? I reckon this may happen... but stress "may".

Denny Kerr
7 Posted 15/02/2018 at 22:18:03
Under normal circumstances, this would be a great gesture from the club. Unfortunately, there have been so many false dawns, that it all rings so hollow.

Why was this not asked a year ago, and does this mean we are still months, if not years away from actual drawings of the new stadium?

It really shows the lack of trust between the fans and the club, when what should be a positive event, is looked upon so negatively by many supporters.

Surely the club would do better in putting its efforts into showing us more transparency in the actual day-to-day running of things, and give us honest, realistic plans and goals for the near future, and leave the PR crap out of it.

Don Alexander
8 Posted 15/02/2018 at 22:32:22
This "initiative" is being chaired and CEO'd by two people well given to completely ignoring and/or disdaining the opinion of mere fans if the recent AGM history of our club is anything to go by.

And we're still supposed to have faith in these guys?

John Raftery
9 Posted 15/02/2018 at 22:56:50
In terms of its content, this is probably the most complete survey ever undertaken by the club. Doing this now ahead of the funding and planning permission being sorted makes absolute sense in order to reduce the risk of delays further down the track or complaints that the stadium design fails to meet fans' expectations. It is called 'project management'.
Dean Johnson
10 Posted 16/02/2018 at 06:57:21
A stadium designed by committee made up of embittered Evertonians?

Steep sided with fans close to the pitch.

Done... Right, get building, you slack bastards.

Peter Anthony
11 Posted 16/02/2018 at 07:18:34
Just completed the survey. I get a feeling this stadium is going to be bloody mind-blowingly brilliant and we can walk taller and be rightly proud in future. The blue tide is rising from the depths to wash away the rest.

It does not feel like it on the pitch right now but this stadium can and must be iconic and genuinely awesome. Everton Football Club and the City of Liverpool deserve no less.

What a great opportunity for fans to have quality input into the shaping of such a key stage in Everton's future.

Alan McGuffog
12 Posted 16/02/2018 at 09:15:36
The corrugated iron should be painted blue and when complete there should be fine views looking across to Croxteth, Fazakerley and Kirkby.
Len Hawkins
13 Posted 16/02/2018 at 09:44:01
Well, a couple of positive posts... the rest just adds to the general feeling of why this club will struggle to ever rise again. Negativity in the boardroom, in the dressing room, on the terraces. I've just watched the weather report and they have missed the deep depression over Goodison Park.

It is obviously apparent that the best is far from good enough with Mogadon FC.

Dave Roberts
14 Posted 16/02/2018 at 13:44:17
For fuck's sake... just get on with it! I don't have that many years left!

A detour of my funeral cortege to visit the new stadium post mortem is more than my funeral plan can afford.

Paul McCoy
15 Posted 16/02/2018 at 13:53:20
The new stadium is happening. I'd bet my house on it.
Eric Myles
16 Posted 16/02/2018 at 14:08:08
Exactly Don (#8), the same clowns that 'consulted' the fans over Desperation Kirkby and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse badge fiascoes.
Laurent Melchiori
17 Posted 16/02/2018 at 14:21:21
Wow, what a miserable bunch!
Dermot Byrne
18 Posted 16/02/2018 at 14:26:40
Too many pissed-off pensioners blaming their imminent demise on Everton!
Dave Abrahams
19 Posted 16/02/2018 at 14:43:47
Paul (#15),

Well said, I'm with you, I've started putting money away for my first season ticket at Bramley-Moore.

Now no fuckin' jokes about that, please!!!

Dave Roberts
20 Posted 16/02/2018 at 16:04:50

It's the fifth law of thermodynamics. The longer one suffers the frustration of Evertonianism, the more likely ageing cells give up the ghost. I've had 71 years, mate, and I think I could do with a smoother run than this.

After all, it's only a few weeks ago we were being led to believe the architect had plans on the table he was looking forward to revealing.

Lev Vellene
22 Posted 16/02/2018 at 21:37:13
Heh, the embittered Evertonians will probably skip this survey! So I, a Norwegian (!!!) have now had my say! Dang, I forgot the free lapskaus (lobscouse?) for visitors. Oh, well, I wanted to keep the cross-hatching at least, and to leave Kenwright + Elstone at Goodison Park when we move... :P

And it took more like an hour, than the 20 minutes promised! I had to trick my viking brain into the 'think', instead of the 'destroy' mode. So that might have added to the extra time... :D

Dermot Byrne
23 Posted 16/02/2018 at 21:43:39
That explains things, Dave! Is there a cure?
Darren Hind
24 Posted 16/02/2018 at 21:55:14
"Too many pissed-off pensioners blaming their imminent demise on Everton!"

It's not an excuse, Dermot, it's a reason.

Simon Smith
25 Posted 17/02/2018 at 18:42:12
So no chance of any artists impressions soon then if they have only just got round to asking what we want it to look like!

(Would it be wrong to ask it to look like a kopite hanging from a gib from the air, after all it is being built on the banks of the Royal Blue Mersey!)

Brian Wilkinson
26 Posted 17/02/2018 at 19:28:02
I wonder how many other Premier League teams consulted their fans what type of design would be ideal, not just the Stadium but on the concourse, match travel, entertainment pre-match.

Whether we get what we want, it's nice to know the club are looking to build a fans' stadium, with supporters views in mind.

Once this has been looked into, we could then get some designs drawn up.

For what it's worth, I voted for four-sided stands with the home end like Borrusia Dortmund's.

Kevin Bennett
27 Posted 17/02/2018 at 19:51:56
I thought we were past this point!! What's the point of all the due diligence and the fact that we have supposedly the top architect in his field working on this? What do we numpties know?
Philip Bunting
28 Posted 17/02/2018 at 21:56:19
I hope they remember to bring the green rectangle thing with then from Goodison.
Paul Welsby
29 Posted 17/02/2018 at 23:26:38
Just get on with it and please try an not fuck this up we are already a laughing stock. I keep saying to myself it can't get any worse but the people running our club just keep out-doing themselves massively in that department.

I hope this all works out but, being an Evertonian, it is understandable I have doubts; it's one let-down after another and it's relentless.

Forgive my pessimism but one thing this club has taught me over the last 25 years is don't believe anything they tell me until I can see it with my own eyes. Get on with erecting this circus tent and these clowns running our club will fit right in.

Ian Cowhig
30 Posted 18/02/2018 at 10:33:50
Personally I believe that there are designs ready to be shown. And that this is just the final confirmation from the fans of their preferences.

The questions are set in such a way to guide the club to the preferred designs from the fans. There is an end date of next Friday. So if you want your say. Then get on the site, and make your opinion known.

Derek Thomas
31 Posted 18/02/2018 at 10:51:51
I would if I could, I have a customer number somewhere, but keep getting the run around trying to retrieve it. Anybody help?
Laurie Hartley
32 Posted 18/02/2018 at 11:01:43
Remember, Dave, I am buying the ale but your buying the pies.

It's going to be great!!

Brian Wilkinson
33 Posted 18/02/2018 at 18:13:37
Derek@31, the Customer Number is there when you sign into your Everton account.

I have flagged this in one of the survey questions, if you forgot your password to log in, it then asks you for your Customer Number to send a password reminder which, in your case and mine in the past, I forgot my password, so could not get to my Customer Number.

Now retrieved mine and I have saved it in my phone contacts in my mobile phone.

I had to phone Everton to get my Customer Number.

Nik Ramsden
34 Posted 18/02/2018 at 22:52:01
Jez, the club's far from perfect but so much bloody negativity on here. If they hadn't asked for our input, you'd complain... and now they have asked, you're complaining.

Fill it in if you want to, don't fill it in if you don't want to. Just don't complain afterwards, oh hang on.

Peter Lee
35 Posted 19/02/2018 at 05:54:38
Your customer number is on your season ticket. Presume those struggling are not STHs?
Bobby Mallon
36 Posted 19/02/2018 at 14:24:53
Just build a newer up-to-date Goodison Park with more amenities, better toilets, no obstructed views, and more seats. It's very simple really.

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