In addition to the Premier League clubs FC Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, Everton FC is currently planning a new arena. The architect wants to take an example from the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund.
For years, the English have been looking with a great deal of envy at the German football stadiums and their standing areas. The 25,000-seat south grandstand in Dortmund’s Signa Iduna Park in particular is repeatedly used as a laudatory example. Everton FC is now getting down to brass tacks and imitating the arena of the BVB.
“We have planned to build a very large grandstand for the home fans on the south side of the stadium, which is very similar to the’Yellow Wall’ in Dortmund,” revealed Dan Meis, the main architect responsible for the new arena. Depending on the final capacity of the new stadium, the southern grandstand of the new arena will accommodate between 12,000 and 15,000 spectators.
However, the fans of the Toffees have to do without standing room. The stadium to be built on the Bramley-Moore Dock will also be a seating arena.