This is the one Meis is building for Roma.
It is a bowl but inside I have to admit I like the look of it.
It is a great design, basing it on the colosseum may seem like an easy decision but why not! the colosseum is a masterpiece afterall.
the budget available to meis for our stadium will obviously be vital in the design specifications and stadium capabilities. I was reading about the Doha Sports City Stadium for the world cup which the meis design won, it had an unlimited budget! His design ended up at 1.6 billion... although it is heavily designed for multi-purpose use and not like a traditional football stadium whatsoever. It is amazing and has some unbelievable features and a design totally at fitting to its location and culture.http://www.meisstudio.com/sport-city/
Everton obviously are not in the same galaxy in regard to a budget. But the process will still be about finding a good balance between an excellent purpose built football stadium that is still an arena which can be used all year, but fitting within the smaller budget. That does not mean a running track around it, though. It could mean 100 different things in both the interior and exterior, and maximizing it's use is not a negative, with good design it is something that enhances the building even on match days adding to the overall experience.