You recently completed a survey on our 11 ‘Key Principles’ for a proposed stadium development at Bramley-Moore Dock.
We are delighted to present some of our findings back to you as well as offer you the chance to attend a feedback event with Club architect Dan Meis.
Overall supporters have given the Key Principles their resounding seal of approval. 97% of Evertonians agreed that the Principles presented by the Club represented a ‘clear vision for the new stadium’. The Principles were also given an average satisfaction rating of 8.5/10.
Almost 10,000 fans have now taken part in the first series of surveys related to the stadium project, generating half a million responses. The findings from those surveys will inform an engagement programme planned by the Club over the next six months.
The most recent survey gave supporters the opportunity to rank the Principles and share their preferences on features they would like to retain from Goodison Park - as well as to provide feedback in areas relating to stadium design and capacity.
Fans ranked making the new stadium ‘A Fortress’ – a stadium that maximises atmosphere and creates a home advantage – as the most important of all the 11 Principles.
Including the Dixie Dean statue at the waterfront site was ranked as an important factor by 85% of fans, who stated that by doing this - and introducing a Club museum (86%) - the new stadium would immediately be adopted as the Club’s ‘New Home’ - the Principle which was ranked second by the fans.
Supporters ranked ‘Being Easy to Get To And Get Home From’ as the third most important Principle, with the creation of an ‘Iconic Landmark for Liverpool’ ranked in fourth place.
In terms of stadium design, more than 60% preferred a ‘square shaped’ design compared to a curved or ‘bowl’ design, with more than 80% of fans stating a preference for the corners to be ‘filled in’.
Two-thirds of fans preferred that the away fans be located in a corner of the stadium, and 93% opted for the tunnel to be on the halfway line.
In terms of capacity, 99% of respondents wanted the new stadium’s capacity to be 50,000 or more.
94% of fans said it was important to them that as part of the ‘Goodison Legacy’ there was a permanent reminder of Goodison Park retained in L4.
More in-depth analysis of the Key Principles survey will be presented back to fans at a series of forums that will be held with the Club’s architect, Dan Meis, during the week commencing 2 April. As you completed the survey you can register for the chance to attend one of these events by clicking here.
Thank you for your contribution and we look forward to hearing more from you during our continued engagement on a new home for Everton.
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