Stadium architect Dan Meis has now shared what he has noticed after sitting in Everton’s new stadium, revealing his thoughts on how it differs from other modern developments.

Everton’s as-of-yet unnamed new stadium, rising from the Bramley-Moore Dock in the north end of Liverpool’s industrial heartland, is now a little over a year away from completion.

Indeed, the Toffees will soon move from their spiritual home of Goodison Park, and architect Dan Meis ‘saw today’ just how intimate the new stadium will feel.

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Speaking with the Liverpool Echo following a tour of the new stadium, Dan Meis stated why he thinks Everton’s new ground will be different from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Meis said: “I think there is a fear that when you go into some of the newer buildings (stadia) in the UK, like Tottenham – a beautiful building – but when I’m in there it feels like an NFL stadium, in terms of scale.

It’s not a negative from a design perspective, it’s all beautiful, but it feels massive on the inside.

What I saw today doesn’t feel massive. I went to the farthest seat possible in the stadium, looked down and thought: ‘Wow, this is a great seat.’”

New Everton Stadium looks set to continue famous Goodison Park atmosphere

Goodison Park is renowned for its hostile atmosphere and Everton fans will no doubt be eager to replicate the intense and intimate setting at the Bramley-Moore Dock.

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Indeed, Everton’s famous coach greetings ahead of home fixtures over the past couple of seasons have become iconic, as Goodison Road becomes a sea of blue.

With the new stadium nearing completion, fans can enjoy watching it take shape and no doubt once the Toffees relocate, Evertonians will take with them the atmosphere that has made Goodison Park so special.