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Everton legend ‘blown away’ after visit to Bramley Moore Dock stadium

Everton legend, Leon Osman, has marvelled at the club's new Bramley Moore Dock stadium after being given a tour by the club. Osman, who made 433 appearances for the club between 2000 and 2016, was given a look around the new stadium while construction work continues.

The stadium is coming along nicely, with seats now installed across all stands and pitch installation set to commence in the coming weeks. Osman was joined on the tour by fellow Everton legend, Kevin Sheedy, and the pair were given a look around the new stadium at pitch level before being given a few of the pitch from the new South Stand.

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The new Bramley Moore Dock stadium is coming along nicely and is on schedule to be ready for the start of the 2024/25 season – Photo by Icon Sport

The South Stand at the Bramley Moore Dock stadium is the most highly anticipated part of the entire project. Although two-tiered in construction, it will appear like a single-tiered grandstand much like Borussia Dortmund's Yellow Wall. The steepness of the new stand has been well-documented and safe standing rails have already been installed in the lower half of the stand.

The new stadium will have a capacity of 52,888 and 13,000 of those fans will be situated in the impressive new South Stand.

Osman ‘blown away' by Bramley Moore Dock stadium

After taking in the views from the new South Stand, the former Everton midfielder offered his thoughts on the project. He said:

“It’s completely blown me away how far the stadium has developed and the attention to detail that has gone into the project.

“It will be sad to leave Goodison because we’ve got such good memories there and it’s such an iconic stadium in English football, never mind the Premier League. But this stadium could, in time, become that and I’m already excited standing here in the centre of the pitch and imagining what could be.

“First of all, everyone who comes – whether you are a home or away fan – there is not a bad seat in the house. There is nowhere that’s obstructed and the dynamics and the dimensions are such that the crowd are literally on top of you, in every aspect.

“It’s got a really enclosed atmosphere with the roof coming right over you and nothing seems to have been overlooked. From any angle, the view is absolutely outstanding. You feel like you are on top of the pitch and right in the game.”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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