Everton architect Dan Meis has claimed that the new stadium will be one of the most intimidating in the Premier League.
Meis took to Twitter to address concerns about the Bradley Moore Dock development after the updated opening date was revealed.
After previous uncertainty over when the Toffees would move into their new home, they now look set to make the switch in time for the 2025-26 season.
Interim Chief Executive Officer Colin Chong insisted that the club are ‘confident’ the stadium will be completed at the end of 2024, ready for its opening the following season.
Former winger Jermain Pennant had taken to talkSPORT to express his doubts over the impact the new 52,8000 stadium will have on the atmosphere and claimed it could feel more like a neutral ground.
Responding on Twitter, Meis said: “I am going to go on record that Bramley Moore will quickly gain recognition as one of the most intimidating grounds in the Premier League.
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“Just look at the proximity to the pitch, and how close the roof is to the seating, compared to say Emirates. It will be deafening…”
What will the atmosphere be like at the Everton Stadium?
It is fair enough that fans could be concerned about the atmosphere changing at the new stadium given the size of it compared to Goodison Park.
Their current home is known to be one of the most intimidating the top flight has ever seen – so will it go downhill once they move?
As well as looking brilliant, there is no reason why the new Everton Stadium can’t replicate the exceptional atmospheres of many huge grounds such as Old Trafford and the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
West Ham had a huge problem when they moved from Upton Park to the London Stadium, but that mainly came from the huge distance between the pitch and the supporters.
The Toffees will do an excellent job at filling their new home with noise, cheers and a sense of community.