I'm hearing 52k seater.
Not particularly impressed for various reasons. I really don't understand the desire (from fans) for a smaller stadium either.
It's not in our interests, as consumers, to encourage scarcity in a new stadium. While I might trust someone like Kenwright to keep ticket prices low, I don't for a second have a lot of faith in Moshiri too. Spurs have used the scarcity of tickets in their new stadium to bump up prices and I fully expect we will too.
My personal reasons for not wanting it too big are as follows:
If we do 60k and struggle to fill it the atmosphere will be in danger (even more than it is), you'll have empty patches etc. The club could counter this by then reducing the cost of season tickets etc, this intern devalues the personal worth of the seat and supporters will be more inclined to have a week off, as it doesnt cost me that much anyway. You have the prospect of something like Arsenal or West Ham, where their recorded attendance is pretty much a sale out, yet the reality is very different, especially at Arsenal at present.
I just dont see all the fuss about its got to be massive, its got to be bigger than Liverpool etc. We wont be bigger than Liverpool on or off the field for years so build on whats made us what we are. Goodison is an intimate, compact stadium and used to have a good atmosphere, build what is relevant to our needs and not just to get one over someone else, that could end up being the detriment to what were about.