The Toffees recently announced a period of public consultation over the plans for a new stadium based in the Bramley-Moore Dock.
The £500million project would see Everton leave Goodison Park for a new home that the club hopes will regenerate North Liverpool and be a landmark setting in the region.
Called ‘The People’s Project’, the public hearing is acting as the first formal stage in the process of submitting planning applications, which will be formalised next year.
On Thursday, the Twitter account for the campaign asked supporters to submit their thoughts on what the capacity of the new home should be, and fans were clear in their outcry for what they deem a suitable request.
Some noted how other sides such as Manchester United have extended their ground over the years to meet demand and others compared Everton to West Ham, who recently moved home to a larger venue.
In the original plans prior to the delay, it was believed Everton proposed a stadium capable of holding between 50,000 and 55,000 although no designs were ever released.
This is what these Toffees fans have had to say on the matter…
If we’re to be more competitive we need to have a stadium that’s minimally comparable with our peers. The so called Big-6 averaged 58,000 last season.
— John B (+) (@John_B58) November 9, 2018
— Jason Conlan (+) (@Woolyblue) November 8, 2018
‘thinking small’ has compromised the club commercially & financially. This has held us back on and off the pitch. The site does pose challenges and constraints but the capacity should be the very maximum that can give a quality ‘experience’. 60k is MUCH preferable to 50k. BE BOLD
— NeilWinN10 (@DustOnSpaceRock) November 8, 2018
Once in a generation to be ambitious! Capacity should be 61878!
— GreenBayAJ (@bulletdraw) November 9, 2018
Has to be 60k+ or its a missed opportunity
— Lower Gwladys Blue (@LGwladysblue) November 8, 2018
60k. Free tickets for local school kids for games that may not sell out
— 【CQ】 (@CQ3) November 8, 2018
55-60k is reasonable for the progression of on field activity right now…but it has to flexible enough to expand to demand
— Tain (@iamtainer) November 8, 2018
Am a registered member and literally 2 minutes after the email for the ticket window opening I was on the site. Only restricted views available for Watford and Newcastle and no 3 seats together for me, my bro and dad so left it. 3 more bums would have been on seats @ BM 60K!
— Kevin Mercer (@Kevin_Mercer_UX) November 8, 2018
60’000 as there are so many fans like me that live miles away but would be more inclined to travel to an iconic and accessible stadium. I find it hard to get decent seats at Goodison. Be ambitious.. go big!!
— Paul (@dexterdoakes) November 8, 2018
The capacity should be 60,000. With ticket prices targeted and kept at a level were people can afford to go and take their kids is key to getting a regular capacity of 60k. Again with the commercial side, if refreshments are at a fair price, people will buy in volume.
— Hogey (@Petepatriot) November 8, 2018
If it’s not 60k+ then the club has no ambition.
— Alex H-French (@humphriesfrench) November 8, 2018
60k!!we need to start showing ambition!!!
— Dan leyden (@Danleyden4) November 8, 2018
@Meisarch 60k is the dream amount but needs to be viable. The most important thing is that the stadium needs to be able to grow like United did with Old Trafford. The Park End was supposed to be able to add a tier. It would be wise to future proof the stadium to have that option.
— The Street End 1878 (@TheStreetEnd) November 8, 2018
I think the club is not thinking big enough with regards to capacity. They are talking 50 to 55k. West Ham are now getting that week in week out and they had nothing like our support, before their switch. With the right pricing structure we could easily get 55 to 60k. Be brave
— gary mc (@gary_mc1878) November 8, 2018