Everton stadium site could have been different but historic meeting made deal
14th October 2016 might not initially strike many as a significant day in Everton’s history, writes Adam Jones.
In playing terms, it was the day before the Blues travelled to Man City in a match which saw Maarten Stekelenburg save two penalties to earn a draw at the Etihad Stadium.
A nice match to remember, but not exactly a momentous occasion.
Just 24 hours previously though, at an abandoned dock on the city’s waterfront, there was something historic taking place involving Everton.
Farhad Moshiri, a few months after confirming his major investment into the club, was leading a cohort of officials for a close look at Bramley-Moore and the surrounding area.
The billionaire bought shares at Everton in February 2016 and instantly set about his work to deliver a state-of-the-art new stadium that the club desperately needed.
The following May, controversial plans to build a ground at Walton Hall Park were abandoned for good. The club needed another site.
And that led them to a crucial day, 14th October 2016. Visits to both Bramley-Moore Dock and Stonebridge Cross were on the agenda for the club delegation.
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