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After 125 years at Goodison Park, Everton agree deal to buy land for new €385 million stadium

The Premier League club will have to fund the project themselves.

Goodison Park has been home to Everton since 1892.
Goodison Park has been home to Everton since 1892.
Image: EMPICS Sport

EVERTON HAVE MOVED one significant step closer to leaving Goodison Park for a new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock after reaching an agreement to purchase the site.

The Premier League club have agreed a deal with Peel Holdings to acquire the land on the banks of the River Mersey for the proposed £300 million (€385 million) stadium development.

Everton will fund the project themselves but the club have received the backing of Liverpool City Council as a guarantor to help secure the necessary funding.

“Everton and Liverpool City Council are set to agree the principles of an innovative finance model that will support the Club’s ambition to build an iconic waterfront stadium at Bramley Moore Dock,” a club statement read.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, added: “I’m delighted that we have got to a stage where the city and Everton can publicly share the vision for the Club’s potential new home at Bramley Moore Dock.

“I understand that creating this financial arrangement is a small step in a long journey for the Club, but it is the first step and for that reason it is a special moment in the city’s – and Everton’s – long illustrious history. If things progress as we all hope, it marks the beginnings of a new and exciting chapter.

Everton v Stoke City - Premier League - Goodison Park Source: PA Archive/PA Images

“The proposed new stadium will be a landmark for the city’s spectacular north Liverpool waterfront and a powerful statement of intent for the Club and the city of Liverpool that will resonate globally.”

It was announced in January that Bramley Moore Dock was the club’s preferred location for a new stadium and today’s announcement begins the process of a move from Goodison Park after 125 years.

The Toffees have failed in three previous attempts to leave the 40,000-seater venue after plans to move to King’s Dock, Kirby and Walton Hall Park have all fallen through since 2000.

Everton say they expect the planning application to be submitted within the next three months.

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