By Kieran Maguire

12th Jul, 2021 | 6:00pm

Kieran Maguire hails 'incredible' Everton after new stadium announcement

Everton are loyal to their roots and this will be reflected in their plans for the Goodison Park site after they move into their new stadium.

That is according to finance boffin Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Everton confirmed work would start at Bramley-Moore Dock from 26th July.

The plan is for the new 52,888-seater stadium to open in time for the 2024-25 campaign.

That will spell the end of Everton’s 129-year stay at Goodison and leave the huge site in Walton in need of a new purpose.

As Maguire explains, the land will be used to support community projects and continue to promote the club in the city.

“It’s going to be used for community benefit,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“Everton are very conscious of their status as the people’s club and also the fact that the L4 area where they are based has suffered social deprivation.

“I know the guys at Everton in the Community and they do an absolutely incredible job.

The club is very, very keen to not lose its roots and forget the role that Goodison has played in its history, heritage and culture.

“So there will be some form of community assets that will be accessible once Goodison is no more.”

Everton’s first home match of the 2021-22 campaign is against Southampton on 14th August.

They face Man United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season.

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