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The installation of the first roof truss is the latest milestone for the Everton stadium project. Credit: Everton FC

Everton stadium roof starts to take shape

Contractor Laing O’Rourke has installed the first of five roof trusses for the Toffees’ Bramley-Moore Dock home, set to open in time for the 2024-2025 football season.

The truss is made up of three 100-tonne steelwork sections, each of which was assembled on the ground and had to be lifted individually into place. This truss now sits atop the stadium’s north stand. Soon it will be joined by a second truss on the same stand, followed by three on the south stand.

The finished trusses will be between 150 metres and 175 metres.

Everton Football Club locked Laing O’Rourke into a £500m construction contract for the project in April. The contractor has been on the site since 2021.

Everton estimates that the new stadium will contribute £1.3bn to the country’s economy and attract 1.4m visitors to Liverpool each year.

When complete, the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium will be capable of holding 53,000 fans. US-based Meis Studio is the concept architect for the project, with Pattern as the technical architect. Meis Studio founder Dan Meis was subsequently granted a guardianship role in the project.

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Hopefully this will lead to a regeneration of some the vacant and tired looking buildings on the adjacent Regent Road ( dock road) , which can become become bars, cafes , hotels etc, while there will always need to be chippies and takeaways.
Planning applications have already been approved on a few smaller projects but some medium to large sized hotels here could serve both this new stadium and an expanded Anfield.

By Anonymous

How do you know we got spanked by Bournemouth reserves? A stadium update story suddenly appears. Don’t ever change, Everton.

By Sceptical

It still baffles me how this isn’t 60k+. “The People’s club” yet they’re building a stadium that isn’t even bigger than the current Anfield, let alone after the AR expansion. Lack of ambition shown on and off the pitch at the Ev

By Kopite

Should be over 60k. Look at the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal. And even what Man City are planning. Is it too late to re draw the proposals?!

By Purple Bins

Should be about 40k max, we need a modern stadium but no more capacity – we’re not a global club – our catchment area is here only. take some of that money back and invest in the squad

By wortherstoffee

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