To my mind, the new stadium is a no brainer from an investment perspective, and is a very attractive opportunity. Whatever is spent on this project, Moshiri is likely to at least get back the original cost. The land is relatively valuable, overlooking one of the most iconic waterfronts in the world.
Football as an industry is an ever-changing beast, and if Everton don't keep innovating and progressing, we will begin to fade away like many of the other giants of the 1960s 70s and 80s. We don't want to become like Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Villa or Derby, and we need to learn from their mistakes, and keep on striving for better than we have.
Goodison is the first stadium (apart from Anfield eh hem) in the history of our club, and it will always have a special place for Everton, the fans and the city. But realistically, what will the stadium look like in 50 years time? Does it support all the modern day functions and facilities that people expect in 2017, let alone 2050 or 2100?
We have an opportunity to move to a stadium for the next 150 years of history, and somewhere that can be a permanent location for Everton for many more decades after that.