Everton's proposed stadium has been designed to withstand the risks of climate change over the next 100 years, the project's development director Colin Chong has revealed.
Chong said that, due to the location of the planned stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, it has had to be designed to factor in climate change and the possibility of future flooding.
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1 Posted 11/01/2021 at 12:19:45
2 Posted 11/01/2021 at 12:31:23
It may make more sense now to just throw as much money as is possible on making the team a great one we can all be proud of.
Ask any Arsenal fan if they enjoyed watching the Gunners at Highbury more than the Emirates, which for 15 years now has produced very little in terms of threatening to be the force they once were at the old Highbury.
I just feel now with the pandemic showing no signs of really abating within the next five years in term of restrictions and so on, is it even logically viable to build a new stadium with a big capacity of people probably never likely to fill it all at one time within potentially the next decade?
People are quite naive if they think this time next year we will be able to all of a sudden run back to sports events in our thousands, there's no way on God's earth that's happening especially between the months of October to March due to the rising numbers of this virus.
Whether or not the vaccination programme will be a success is pretty much up in the air because they tell us even if you've had the jab, you can still spread it to others.
Sadly Everton have just hit the very worst possible time to even think about building a new stadium now.
3 Posted 11/01/2021 at 13:16:43
Not sure you're right about the vaccine program though. I don't think anyone has said that, even after vaccination, one can still pass it on. What they have said is that they don't know as yet and that is one of the reasons why ongoing trials will continue even after trial participants have definitely had the vaccine (as opposed to a placebo).
The more people who take up the vaccine offers, the less there are left for the virus to be transmitted to (be that from those vaccinated or anti-vaxxers) so the success of the rollout is, in my view, critical.
4 Posted 11/01/2021 at 13:34:00
5 Posted 11/01/2021 at 17:25:57
6 Posted 11/01/2021 at 17:30:32
7 Posted 11/01/2021 at 17:36:56
8 Posted 11/01/2021 at 17:59:47
Now, Lobster Pot Joe is screwed, I think this tragically doomed stadium will never be built. Not in my life time anyway.
9 Posted 11/01/2021 at 20:25:42
10 Posted 11/01/2021 at 20:29:19
Spurs ground was completed 10 years after first application, I believe.
11 Posted 11/01/2021 at 20:39:31
Why would we want to tie the club to a half-billion pound debt just so we can add ten thousand seats and move to a new stadium by a windy smelly dock? Let's stick £100m into Goodison and do it up as our red neighbours have done with Anfield.
12 Posted 11/01/2021 at 20:40:35
Spurs applied for planning permission for their new stadium in 2009.
13 Posted 11/01/2021 at 20:44:10
14 Posted 11/01/2021 at 20:44:40
15 Posted 11/01/2021 at 20:53:00
That fact doesn't fit in with the agenda mate.
16 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:00:53
17 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:02:42
18 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:04:24
it's always been dismissed, as 'not practical' but, if you're talking the money we are, things can be done if there is a will.
19 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:06:02
He is. He isn't entitled to make things up though
20 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:06:59
I agree with your points mate
21 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:11:22
22 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:12:38
23 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:16:46
24 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:20:57
I hear you mate.
What an opportunity missed for the sake of £30 million.
25 Posted 11/01/2021 at 21:37:28
Extraordinary how many see BMD as salvation despite monumental evidence to the contrary throughout the leagues
26 Posted 11/01/2021 at 22:20:37
27 Posted 11/01/2021 at 23:07:50
A new stadium at full capacity next season or in 5 seasons time is a must. It helps limit the potential TV crash risk and also increase any potential revenue streams that Goodison simply cannot provide.
We have actually forward planned the design against several potential future issues and it will be built.
This is good news. Positive news. Something to look forward too. Can you imagine how desperate fans will be to get back to watching real live game and concerts etc?
Cheer up, people. We are still in the FA Cup, near the top of the league, and have Carlo Ancelotti as manager. All good.
28 Posted 11/01/2021 at 23:26:34
I'm good with your comment. Well said.
29 Posted 12/01/2021 at 02:04:48
I love it when I get shot down. Wait a minute, though – I am talking about the time it took for Spurs to announce that the job was done, they were moving, compared to Everton. Spurs bought the land on their new site in 2013 and moved in 2019.
If you are using time a club spent looking to move, then that's another thing. We can then revert back 20 years to Kings Dock, then Tescos in Kirkby. I am talking about Moshiri telling the press we are moving to Bramley-Moore Dock in 2016. It hasn't happened, has it?
Spurs had a few sites lined up, like Everton did, but once Spurs found the spot they are in now, it was done and dusted in 5 or 6 years. End of story.
30 Posted 12/01/2021 at 10:29:46
31 Posted 12/01/2021 at 11:34:19
Watching people play computer / video games.
Why, because contact sports will become too dangerous and insurances premiums too high.
But as it grows in popularity people will want to attend these events in person and stadiums will be back in demand.
32 Posted 12/01/2021 at 11:42:33
However, I do think that the glitzy new zinc and glass bowl will merely be a bauble to help sell-on the club for a big profit. Moving from Goodison will sever the old links to the area and whatever EFC becomes, it will have a very different identity.
33 Posted 12/01/2021 at 12:16:15
34 Posted 12/01/2021 at 12:42:22
35 Posted 12/01/2021 at 23:22:28
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
36 Posted 13/01/2021 at 10:04:39
37 Posted 14/01/2021 at 02:30:32
38 Posted 14/01/2021 at 13:12:07
Just hope it goes ahead, for once.
39 Posted 14/01/2021 at 21:11:32
The stadium being built or not being built is one thing but the thought of zombie life for the next five years is truly depressing.
Let's paint another picture – the worst of the pandemic is over by the middle of the year and the groundworks have begun at Bramley-Moore Dock. The elderly and at-risk have all received safe vaccinations and the youngsters have achieved herd immunity.
40 Posted 14/01/2021 at 21:23:54
Dear oh dear!
41 Posted 15/01/2021 at 11:47:17
"The rest of Liverpool could flood but the football stadium should be ok!"
42 Posted 15/01/2021 at 14:17:35
The question will then be what happens next? Do we continue showing televised games with no crowds as Peter #30 suggests? Or will people be hungry to get back to the terraces again?
43 Posted 16/01/2021 at 18:15:21
A lot of construction work is already going on down the bottom road, with my own belief being that no other city in the UK has got a finer waterfront than Liverpool, and this is going to really help to bring a great deal of life and wealth back to this city, once life starts again.
44 Posted 16/01/2021 at 18:25:39
Not only will they be the only fit workforce over the next few years but, with what they pay their workforce, the stadium will come in at less than £60 million.
45 Posted 16/01/2021 at 19:14:08
That water a metre down from the quay wall.
Was it Royal Blue?
46 Posted 16/01/2021 at 19:55:40
I'd just bumped into an arl mate, and he was asking me how I felt about Ancellotti, and saying how great it's gonna be seeing thousands of Evertonians walking along the Dock Road to see Usmanov's Everton, so there was no way I was gonna fall in that river today, Thomas!
47 Posted 16/01/2021 at 20:39:21
48 Posted 16/01/2021 at 21:06:10
49 Posted 17/01/2021 at 08:14:19
51 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:49:34
52 Posted 22/01/2021 at 04:29:29
Speaking of headwinds... yes it will be effing wet and windy up there as someone said. Thoroughly miserable on a bleak winter's night... I hope the stadium will be well sheltered from the winds or we may have created a venue which is extremely difficult to play football in too.
53 Posted 24/01/2021 at 10:48:38
54 Posted 25/01/2021 at 14:53:29
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