It'll be interested to see how big Everton believe we can become on this new stadium.
A stadium of 55000 is all well and good but that will just putting us on a par with the rest, I expect Everton to know that, so I wonder by how much they will allow the stadium to design too?
Will we dare to allow it to expand to 80000 for it to become the biggest club stadium in England?
You can guarantee though that there'll be kopites shitting themselves over the size that Everton can become. They'll be on every forum going in disguise trying play down us even going beyond the initial 55000.
..............We've got about 35,000 match-going fans ,add to that another 5 to 10,000 who would go if they could get decent seats. Add in the away fans and newbies who would be attracted by a new stadium. In my opinion 55,000 is a realistic capacity.
If this new stadium ever comes ,the nature of matchday will be changed forever ; no more cosy Goodison and queuing up for chips and trying to get served in dingy pubs ,tea in St.Lukes and bumping into the same faces every game.
Several people on here ,notably Thomas ,have said we should remain in the Walton area to keep our soul and identity. I can't see that happening but I'm beginning to see their point of view. I don't want us to suffer what is happening to West Ham fans ( although they are twats ). I don't care whether we have the biggest and shiniest stadium in the land ,I just want us to do well on the field.
Any new stadium has to be in keeping with our tradition or it just won't be our Everton anymore.