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Everton football club said its new stadium, which it plans to build on the banks of the River Mersey, could house between 52,000 and 62,000 fans once completed.
The club has confirmed that following a public consultation in October it is proposing to build the new 52,000-seater ground, with the capacity potentially rising to 62,000 in the future.
The capacity and design of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be subject to another public airing next summer, with a detailed planning application due to be submitted in the second half of next year.
Colin Chong, Everton’s stadium development director, said the 62,000 capacity figure was not guaranteed.
“It is important to stress that this is our ‘proposed’ capacity and it is currently what we are working towards. The final capacity and design will be subject to further engagement and consultation ,” he added.
Stadium architect Dan Meis said: “We know from all of the conversations we’ve had with fans that they want a stadium that is atmospheric, feels like a fortress and supports the players on the pitch.
“We believe this proposed approach to design and capacity meets with those aspirations.”
Known for stadium designs in his native US, Meis was also responsible for the Manchester Arena, formerly the Nynex Arena. Meis worked with Sheppard Robson on the Everton stadium design.