Stadium Survey Results
Your opinions on the ground move debate
We put together the most detailed survey on the opinions of Evertonians regarding the stadium debate thus far and asked for your thoughts on a number of the issues and options involved.
2,689 people responded to the survey and even allowing for a margin of error more than 1,00 of them are eligible to vote in the Kirkby Project ballot. We would like to thank each one of you for taking the time.
The collated results, with duplicate entries removed, are below. If there is a metric not provided below for which you would be interested to see the results, please notify the Webmaster
- Where percentages don't total 100%, the remainder accounts for "no response given" (none of the questions were mandatory)
- The results are split by those eligible (blue bars) and those ineligible (orange bars) to vote in the upcoming ballot on the Kirkby project.
1. Do you meet the Club's criteria for eligibility to vote in the proposed vote on relocating Everton FC to Kirkby?
2. What is your opinion on the eligibility criteria?
3. How often do you attend home games each season?
Never / Have never been to Goodison Park
4. How important is it to you that Everton FC's stadium is located within the City of Liverpool?
It would be nice but it should not be an obstacle to any new stadium proposal
Very important, the club should do everything it can to stay in Liverpool
Essential. Everton must stay in Liverpool at all costs
5. Would you support a move to a location like Speke that is in Liverpool but geographically further away from Goodison than Kirkby?
6. If Everton were to move to Kirkby or another location outside of Liverpool you would:
stop going to the match altogether
choose the matches you attend more carefully
not change your current attendance habits
be more likely to go home games
7. If you're a season ticket holder would you consider not renewing?
7a. Would a move to Kirkby make you more likely to buy a season ticket?
8. Your answers to the two/three previous questions were based:
on principal — I won't support the move to Kirkby
on financial considerations — I can't afford to attend regularly in Kirkby
on convenience considerations — Kirkby is harder for me to access
on increased benefit — Kirkby is easier for me to access/afford
9. Do you believe that Everton have to leave Goodison Park?
Yes, it can't be redeveloped in a cost-effective and timely manner, nor will it provide sufficient revenue from commercial interests to enable the Club to compete financially in the Premier League
No, it can be redeveloped in a cost-effective and timely manner and still provide sufficient revenue from commercial interests to enable the Club to compete financially in the Premier League
10. What is your opinion of the design of the proposed Kirkby stadium released by the club on 20th July?
Pretty good but not great
12. Assume you approve of the proposed stadium design and that moving to Kirkby or staying at an un-redeveloped Goodison were the only two options on the table for the next 5 years:
you would vote for Kirkby over staying at Goodison
would vote to sit tight at Goodison
13. Assume you approve of both proposed stadium designs and that moving to Kirkby or staying at a redeveloped Goodison were the only two options on the table:
you would vote for Kirkby over staying at a redeveloped Goodison
you would vote for a redeveloped Goodison over a move to Kirkby
14. Assume you approve of the proposed stadium designs and that moving to Kirkby or sharing a stadium with Liverpool were the only two options on the table:
you would vote for Kirkby
you would vote for groundsharing with Liverpool
15. Assume you are in favour of the Kirkby proposal and redeveloping Goodison is not on the table: If Liverpool City Council and/or a local fans group announced on the eve of the proposed Kirkby vote that viable opportunities existed for funding and a location within the City of Liverpool would you:
Vote for Kirkby regardless
Vote no for Kirkby in order to explore these potential new proposals
15. What capacity do you think any future stadium (re)development should aim for?
16. Do you agree that the Club should sell the naming rights to any new stadium to help fund the development?
17. If they don't, should the Club retain the name Goodison Park (including "New Goodison Park") for any new stadium?
Due to a programming errors:
Question 11, asking whether the artist's impressions of the proposed stadium had changed the respondent's view on the move to Kirkby, returned no results and is therefore not shown above.
- Question 15 concerning stadium capacity returned 45,000 for the option labeled 40,000 so the results for those two capacity options have been merged into one "45,000 or less" result