Everton fans react on Twitter to new stadium update

A general view outside Goodison Park, home of Everton FC on November 13, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Toffees' proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been given a vote of confidence, but some fans think there are more pressing matters at hand.

A general view outside Goodison Park, home of Everton FC on November 13, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton say they have received "overwhelming" public support for their plans to develop a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

On Tuesday, the Toffees published the results of the first stage of their formal public consultation into plans to develop the new ground and a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park, with 20,168 questionnaires completed.

According to Everton's official website, 94 per cent of respondents agreed that Bramley-Moore Dock was an appropriate location for the club’s proposed stadium, while 95 per cent agreed that Goodison Park should be developed to benefit the community.

 

In addition, 97 per cent - "near universal support" - was shown for Everton remaining in the city of Liverpool, while 95 per cent agreed that the developed Bramley-Moore Dock is a suitable location for other sporting, music or cultural events.

Furthermore, around 2,000 of those involved in the survey said they were not supporters of Everton, which means the Premier League outfit could argue that broad backing from the scheme is not solely based on club affiliation.

Reaction amongst the Toffees faithful on Twitter was mixed, with some pleased about the outcome:

Some fans, meanwhile, urged the club to focus on matters pertaining to the team's current form:

The second phase of Everton's consultation will be held this summer and is set to include designs of how the new 52,000 capacity home could look, plus high-level plans for Goodison Park, and is expected to lead to the submission of both planning applications in the second half of 2019, according to the official club website.

A plaque commemorating Everton's status as founding members of the Football League outside Goodison Park, home of Everton FC on November 13, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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