Kieran Maguire: Everton feel 'very harshly treated' as stadium blow confirmed
Everton feel they have been “very harshly treated” as they suffered a PR setback with regards to their new stadium.
So say finance boffin Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Liverpool was stripped of Unesco world heritage site status.
The construction of Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium on the site of Bramley Moore Dock was cited by Unesco in its verdict.
Everton take possession of Bramley Moore Dock tomorrow (26th July) and will commence construction immediately.
Senior councillors have voiced their anger and confusion after being removed from the World Heritage List.
Joanne Anderson, the city’s mayor, said she was “hugely disappointed and that the decision was “incomprehensible”.
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But Maguire insists that Everton will suffer no political fallout from the development.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “A lot of senior of Liverpool council members will be mad keen Evertons fan.
“I would imagine that the position which will be taken by the local council is that Everton have been very harshly treated with respect of being part of the reason the city was stripped of UNESCO status.
“They think they have got it badly wrong. So there will be no comeback in terms of the stadium plan or anything else of that nature.
“Shovels are effectively in the ground and the council sees the economic benefits of the developments at Bramley Moore Dock.“
Liverpool has been on the World Heritage List since 2004.
Unesco called its removal a “loss to the international community.”
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