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‘City council & EFC need to address Goodison concerns’

Liverpool City Council and Everton Football Club need to address “social, economic and environmental” concerns before demolition works begin on Goodison Park.

That’s according to a Liverpool property expert who thinks the loss of the stadium and the associated match day footfall could have a “negative impact” on the area.

Everton FC is currently developing plans for a new multi-million stadium at Bramley Moore Dock which will see the Blues move away from the Walton area of the city – its home since 1892.

Speaking to Move Commercial about the impact of sports stadium developments across the North West, Joe Gervin, director of Liverpool Property Solutions, says: “The area won’t have the same footfall as it currently has from people not from the area which will have a negative impact.

“Everton FC and Liverpool City Council need to make sure they have social, economic and environmental concerns boxed off before any demolition works of Goodison.”

For more insight on whether stadium projects truly act as a catalyst for regeneration, read Move Commercial’s recent feature on the topic here.