MEIS—A PERKINS EASTMAN STUDIO
Everton Football Club’s iconic Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will be built on a semi-derelict UNESCO World Heritage Site in North Liverpool. The proposed stadium capacity is 52,000 with the potential to rise to 62,000 in the future.
The brick, steel and glass design takes inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby. The structure combines the historic and the modern, with the brick base of the stadium incorporating a subtle nod to Goodison Park’s famous Archibald Leitch latticework while a dynamic roof structure made from steel and glass gives the stadium a modern finish.
As the Club seeks to capture and amplify intensity and intimacy, supporters will be seated as close to the action as regulations permit, with all stands offering unobstructed sight lines. The homestand will be the South Stand and will consist of a single steep tier of seats that will accommodate 13,000 Everton FC fans on match days.
The design includes extensive public space for use on both match days and non-match days. The Fan Plaza would be to the east of the stadium and would be about the same size as Liverpool’s Pier Head. This space will be the focus of pre-and post-match entertainment and activities.
The stadium will be built on a north-south orientation as it is the best approach with regards to the retention of heritage assets and the provision of public space around the stadium. This orientation is also the best approach in terms of the impact of sunshine and shadow on the fans’ experience and on the televising of matches.
This project was designed by MEIS prior to becoming a Perkins Eastman Studio.