The Toffees’ plans for a new Stadium got approved by the Government.
Having played the home games at Goodison Park since 1892, the Toffees have been looking for a new home ground for the last 25 years.
Situated at Liverpool’s Waterfront, the new Bramley-Moore Dock Site could be Everton’s new home stadium by 2024.
A statement from Everton’s website read: “The decision to approve a new 52,888-capacity waterfront arena allows the club to complete its agreed acquisition of the site from Peel L&P and the funding solution for the project, ensuring the club can begin to make the plans a reality.
“It is estimated that the stadium development and plans for a Goodison Legacy will deliver a 1.3bn boost to the economy, create more than 15,000 jobs and attract 1.4m new visitors to the city.
“On such a momentous day, the football club would like to thank every Evertonian, along with the many organisations, the tens of thousands of people across the city region and the team of dedicated staff who have played a vital role in ensuring the club reached today’s milestone.”
The decision has left all the fans, farmers and supporter groups delighted and many of them took to social media to express their triumph.
Club legend Kevin Ratcliffe has added that the new stadium would be a masterpiece although it would be heart-breaking for many Blues fans to part ways with Goodison Park.
Nick Mernock, one of the members of the Everton Independent Fans forum, who were part of the consultation of the new stadium, also offered his thoughts.
“We recognise it is bigger than just football as it will be a fundamental regeneration for a large piece of unloved land. “