Football news - Liverpool City Council approves Everton's plans for new stadium
Everton's planning application for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been unanimously approved by Liverpool City Council, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The stadium will replace Goodison Park, where Everton have been playing their home games since 1892. An initial review of the decision will take place in the next 21 days.
A broadcast television camera in position at Goodison Park before the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on September 19 2020 in Liverpool, England.
"Whilst today is just one more step in our long journey, it's a very important one," Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said in a statement.
"We are also enormously grateful to the many organisations and tens of thousands of individuals across the city region who have given us their feedback, ideas and support along the way. It's been a good week for Everton and Evertonians."
The club said that councillors had also approved the outline application for a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park.
Everton's plans will be referred to the secretary of state for housing communities and local government, who will have an initial 21 days to review the application to reach a decision.
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