Sea Of Blue Gets Bigger At Everton Stadium

More than 7,500 seats now adorn Everton Stadium as the transformation of the Club’s new waterfront home continues.  

The next tranche of blue seats are due to be installed later this week, dependent on weather conditions, with the ambition of having the entire upper tier ready by Christmas.  

Meanwhile, the lower tiers of the two main stands continue to take shape, with west stand terracing now stretching as far as the halfway line, where the construction of the players’ tunnel can be seen for the first time.

Opposite, in the east stand, phase one of the ground floor slab has been poured, in readiness for the rakers and concrete terracing units to follow, along with the second slab at a later date.

Installation of the big screen is ongoing in the north stand roof, where 1,250 LED panels are slotted together to form the giant display. A second screen will be installed to the face of the south stand roof. 

Initial Wi-Fi testing has also taken place, following on from localised signal ports being strategically placed around the entire bowl. 

Externally, the lattice plank install is complete on the first level of the Western Terrace, on the southern half of the stand. The north will follow, once scaffolding used to access the upper levels has been removed.  

Finally, the Fan Plaza is taking shape, with granite stones spreading underfoot as part of the overall 15,000m2 hard landscaping programme that includes the restoration of heritage assets dating back to the dock’s heyday.

Fan Plaza

Lighting columns of various heights and planter pits for trees and greenery have been installed, along with several bike storage shelters, adjacent to the boundary wall.

A series of concrete benches – each one proudly featuring the famous Archibald Leitch truss design made famous at Goodison Park – have also been delivered to site and installed in the plaza for supporters to enjoy.

Truss benches