Everton have started the first phase of public consultation over a new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, and three of the Blues’ stars have already lent their support.
Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, and Jonjoe Kenny attended the first day of the consultation at the Blue Base on Salop Street, in the shadows of Goodison Park, to complete a survey and have their say on the future development.
Under the banner The People’s Project, Everton are speaking with the whole community on Merseyside to get their thoughts on the potential new development, and want everyone to get involved and have their say, starting with the roadshow for the public consultation phase.
Starting at the Blue Base, the consultation process is also available online and will be visiting key areas around the region over the next three weeks.
Having grown up around Goodison Park, Everton’s young right-back Kenny said that it was important that the Blues left behind a legacy in Liverpool 4.
“I’m as excited as anyone else,” he told NSNO.
“It’ll be brilliant and bring in a lot of jobs and tourism to north Liverpool.
“But obviously it’s important Everton leave a legacy here. Goodison has made a massive impact on people’s lives.
“It’d be great to have a bit more stuff and see what we can do for people here.”
Although the designs for the new stadium are yet to be revealed, Evertonians are keen to have their say on what happens at Bramley Moore Dock as well, and Kenny says it’s important that Everton make sure they take the atmosphere from Goodison with them.
“I love walking out to Z-Cars,” he added.
“It gives me goosebumps, whether I’m playing or not, it’s a massive thing.
“It’s a dream for me every time I do it and it’s massive for me to keep the atmosphere.
“Everton are a family club and we need to make sure we bring that with us.”