Liverpool Vision backs Everton stadium plan

Everton Football Club’s plans for a new stadium have received a boost after the Liverpool Vision body, which includes Liverpool City Council, ruled that it was its preferred bid.

Everton Football Club’s plans for a new stadium have received a boost after the Liverpool Vision body, which includes Liverpool City Council, ruled that it was its preferred bid. The club now has to await a final decision from English Partnerships (EP). “We still await official confirmation with a statement from EP,” said Everton head of corporate affairs Ian Ross. “We may well have to wait until the end of the month before learning if EP has agreed to back the recommendation made by Liverpool Vision.” Press reports suggesting the club had been given the green light to start work on the Kings Waterfront were “premature”, Ross added. The 55,000-seat stadium is expected to cost £125m and would include facilities for corporate hospitality and live events with a retractable pitch, sliding roof and moving tier. There were five bidders for the Kings Waterfront site in Liverpool. Everton beat off bids from Pool of Life, THI Developments, ICIAN consortium and North Star.

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