Everton defender Leighton Baines says he’s excited to see the club’s new Bramley-Moore ground completed following the unveiling of its designs. The club have released designs for the £500million development on the north Liverpool waterside, a brick, steel and glass design which takes inspiration from historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby.
Goodison Park’s famous Archibald Leitch lattice work has been replicated in the facade of the stadium, which has a large, steep 13,000-capacity home stand at the south end of the stadium with the lower tier off that and the north end stand designed so rail seating can be adopted if legislation changes in the future.
“It’s definitely a stretch to imagine me running out there as a player but one thing’s for sure, I’ll at least be there as an Evertonian,” said the 34-year-old Baines, who signed a new one-year contract last month.
He is unlikely to get the chance to feature at Bramley-Moore Dock, which it is hoped will be completed by 2023. “The designs and the planning have been done with Goodison in mind and trying to recreate as much of that atmosphere and feeling of intimacy as we can and that’s great to hear,” Baines added.
“The times are that you always have to keep moving and growing, whether that be as a person, a business, a football club, so we’ll try to continue that and bring our own history and develop our soul at the new stadium.”