Changes To Goodison Park
Stadium ready for new season ahead.
Supporters coming to Goodison Park for this weekend's final pre-season game against Real Betis will notice some changes since their last visit.
Not only will a new manager be in the home dugout for the first time in over 11 years but there is a brand new Desso pitch and improvements in some concourse areas, alongside enhanced facilities for the world's visiting media.
There are also some changes being made to the external facia of Goodison – most notably on the Main Stand and Main Stand gable end.
Following the launch of the Club's new crest in May, the crests on the outside of the stadium will be replaced to ensure the Club is visually represented on a consistent basis throughout the next Premier League campaign.
Director of Communications Alan Myers said: "As you know, we have made a commitment to allow supporters to choose our crest for the 2014/15 season but for this coming season we have our 2013/14 crest and we will wear it with pride, and, accordingly, will support it as our crest for the duration of the season.
"It is vitally important we are consistent and what we see on TV, around the stadium and elsewhere is the same as on our shirts. Having two crests in existence and visible is not good for the Club's identity at home and abroad.
"Of course, we all know it will change in 2014/15, and we have introduced the new crest in the most cost-effective way possible.
“I am finalising the plans to allow supporters to choose the Club's next version and these will be released later this month.
"A significant amount of work has already been undertaken on this project and we will be launching a major consultation with our fans on the next version of the Everton crest shortly.
"This will give every supporter the opportunity to have their say on what they think should be included on the badge. We have made that commitment and I will personally see it through."