Kieran Maguire slams West Ham as he makes Everton stadium prediction
Everton will likely follow West Ham’s lead and keep most matchday ticket prices low as they move into their new stadium.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after the Toffees confirmed on 1st July that they will begin work on the Bramley-Moore Dock site on 26th July.
That is the date that the Toffees officially take possession of the site and work on the 52,888-capacity stadium will begin immediately.
In an accompanying statement, chief executive Denis Barrett-Baxendale said: “This moment will rank as one of the most important in the Club’s history.”
Maguire predicts Everton will accommodate their bedrock supporters and also attract a new wave of big-spending match-goers when the stadium opens in 2024.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “They’ll be able to sell hospitality boxes and corporate packages at much higher rates when it does open.
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“If they’ve been in the Champions League or Europa League or made progress domestically, it’s going to be a lot easier to make people open the wallets.
“Clubs like Bayern Munich make as much money from the 5,000 corporate seats as they do from the 55,000 seats for the everyday fans.
“Everton call themselves the people’s club for a reason. It is very much based in the local community. I think they will be pricing their tickets for their loyal fans accordingly.
“They won’t be looking to necessarily charge them extra money. Just look at what happened at West Ham.
“The season tickets prices there were very reasonable because they were getting an extra 20,000 or 25,000 fans in when they moved to the London Stadium.“