Artist’s impression of new 52,000-capacity Everton stadium as plans submitted

Everton have submitted an amended planning application to Liverpool City Council for a new 52,888-capacity stadium.

Toffees chiefs are looking to move the club from its current Goodison Park home to Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool ’s waterfront.

The dock falls inside the World Heritage Site at Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City.

The stadium itself is estimated to cost around £500million to build and Everton are hopeful it will be open for use from the start of the 2023/24 season.

A 200-year lease was secured for the site back in 2017, and if the plans are approved, Everton will have the option to extend the stadium at a later date to 62,000.

The initial capacity will make the ground the seventh largest in the Premier League, and boost Everton's current

Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov has already secured a £30million deal for naming rights to the stadium to go alongside his sponsorship of Everton's Finch Farm training ground.

An artist has mocked up his impression of how the stadium could look once completed.

Key features to the stadium will include a single tier stand dubbed 'the home end' with a capacity of 13,000, in similar fashion to Liverpool's 'Kop' end or Borussia Dortmund's 'Yellow Wall'.

Planners are also mindful of preserving and restoring the heritage of the dock, including some of the Grade 2 listed buildings like a hydraulic tower which the stadium will be based behind.

Designers have also taken inspiration from the location, with its brickwork said to resemble the stadium 'rising from the dock', while other features have been based on original architecture at Goodison Park.

The council have been fully behind the plans from the outset and Mayor Joe Anderson has suggested previously the city would invest in new road and railway links.

The majority of funding for the stadium could also come from the council, who have proposed taking out low-cost loans of £280million from the UK government which the club would pay back with interest over 25 years.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is seeking funding for the rest of the project but promised to cover any shortfall, and insisted the stadium was essential if the club were to keep pace with their fellow top-flight sides.

Speaking last year, Moshiri said: "I’ll throw as much money as needed. Private markets will provide UK£350 million, naming rights will give us some more and we will maybe have an equity gap of UK£100 million.

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“[This club] is sufficiently robust to see the project through. It is no luxury, we have to get it done. If we want to have a big club we need a modern stadium and we will get it.

“We want to do well but, like Tottenham and Arsenal, we have to build a new stadium.

“But we've not been given a stadium like West Ham and Man City. We need play a style of football that fills a 62,000 stadium, we need to be bold and take some risks."

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