Everton hopeful of approval to upgrade Finch Farm

Friday, 30 November, 2018 18comments  |  Jump to last
Everton have submitted for approval plans to renovate parts of their training complex in Halewood.

Chief among the proposals is the construction of an all new, full-size covered pitch will also include changing rooms, climate control systems, medical and rehabilitation spaces, internal viewing areas for families and football equipment storage room.

The relocation of another all-weather pitch is also part of the application to Knowsley Borough Council which the Liverpool Echo report are due to go before committee shortly, with a decision due by 12th December.


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Don Alexander
1 Posted 30/11/2018 at 10:58:58
If the approval's given, I wonder where/who the steel will be coming from?
Dave Evans
2 Posted 30/11/2018 at 11:41:37
The back 4, hopefully.
Jay Wood

3 Posted 30/11/2018 at 14:04:13
Did the changes to having sleeping quarters built at FF get completed?

An innovation suggested by Martinez, from memory.

Dan Parker
4 Posted 30/11/2018 at 14:32:20
I think Koeman canned the sleeping quarters idea.
Peter Gorman
5 Posted 30/11/2018 at 14:52:35
Surprised Koeman didn't suggest a golf-course.
Tony Abrahams
6 Posted 30/11/2018 at 15:43:44
Too windy, Peter, and I don't reckon he would have wanted to spend any more time than he had to being at Finch Farm!

I thought that it was a great idea off Martinez and I'm sure he would have been well ahead of the game if he was a youth coach, so I can't believe this idea was scrapped, Jay?

Wayne Maher
7 Posted 30/11/2018 at 18:45:42
We've got the best training ground in the country!
Michael Kenrick
8 Posted 30/11/2018 at 19:32:54
They were going to build a small stadium so fans could watch 'Development' games (U18s and others). That was from a couple of years ago at least, so obviously musta died the death.
Paul Ellam
9 Posted 30/11/2018 at 20:02:52
I wonder if a certain Mr Usmanov is contributing to this?
Peter Gorman
10 Posted 30/11/2018 at 21:27:37
If I lived anywhere near the ground, I'd watch the development games, the kids play good football.

How about a Dave Abrahams stand?

Peter Mills
11 Posted 30/11/2018 at 22:35:33
I was fortunate enough today to have a tour of the office accommodation we have in the Liver Buildings. It is top class.

It could be viewed as a vanity project. I saw it as a clear statement that Everton employees will be provided with the best facilities, and will be expected to perform accordingly. I expect that same ethos to apply at Finch Farm, and these new proposals will enhance the standards.

It feels like we are moving forward.

Paul O'Neill
12 Posted 30/11/2018 at 22:39:23
They have already made some improvements and extensions. I know that. Late last year I think. So this is the second phase. Good news.
Simon Smith
13 Posted 30/11/2018 at 23:22:52
The best move we could complete would be to buy back Finch Farm.
Steve Carse
14 Posted 01/12/2018 at 14:33:19
It's about time we put the club badge on top of the main Finch Farm roof to advertise to visitors coming here by plane that we exist!
Garry Corgan
15 Posted 01/12/2018 at 20:49:21
I had no idea that Halewood was under the jurisdiction of Knowsley Borough Council!
Bill Watson
16 Posted 01/12/2018 at 23:41:43

Bill Watson
17 Posted 01/12/2018 at 23:44:17
Garry, #15,

Knowsley mainly comprises the towns of Kirkby, Huyton, Prescot and Halewood and the villages of Cronton, Tarbock, Whiston and Knowsley, itself.

The southern border with Liverpool cuts across the Jaguar Halewood plant so that is actually in two L A areas.

Don't ever let anyone tell you ToffeeWeb ain't educational!!

Nicholas Ryan
18 Posted 04/12/2018 at 08:51:56
Paul [9], I'm sure he isn't. The fact that it's USM Finch Farm, and he's USManov is pure coincidence!

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