Moshiri wants iconic, atmospheric new home

Monday 27 February 2017  7 Comments  [Jump to last]
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo about the impressions he formed of the Blues' major shareholder when he met him a few months ago, EFC Shareholders Association chair John Blaine says that Farhad Moshiri is an astute operator who wants the very best for the club.

Among the issues he covers is the stadium where he says:

Farhad brought up the Goodison atmosphere, he was blown away, and he couldn't believe it.

He said: ‘I'm sat there, in a fabulous seat, right on top of the pitch, the noise, the atmosphere and every time I walk up the steps the atmosphere hits me'.

That's great because we're fans and we think ‘It's a miserable place sometimes' but he's comparing it to what he knows, which is the library that is the Emirates.

So when I asked him about the stadium, understanding it was still early doors for location and all of that, he talked very cautiously about various sites but his eyes seemed to light up when we talked about the potential for one on the banks of the Royal Blue Mersey.

He wants to transport the atmosphere we currently enjoy at Goodison and the proximity to the pitch, to the new stadium.

Moshiri's design brief to the architect, you can imagine, would be: ‘I want the most atmospheric stadium around and I want it to look good'.

He'll still lean on the costs and ensure we get value for what we get but I'm sure that's what he wants.”

&arr; Read the full Liverpool Echo article  


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James Flynn
1 Posted 27/02/2017 at 10:53:50
Sounds good.
Mike Hughes
2 Posted 27/02/2017 at 11:14:41
Errr . I hope all this happens but it's very subjective at the moment and reads like something from the tabloid press (attention-grabbing headline with little substance).
Paul Mackie
3 Posted 27/02/2017 at 11:47:46
I'm having to try *really* hard not to get over-excited about our proposed dockside, atmospheric stadium. I've been let down far too many times.
Jim Potter
4 Posted 27/02/2017 at 14:43:56
A stadium on the docks - great.

A stadium on the docks built with the seating able to induce an intimidating atmosphere - brilliant.

The "Moshpit"? Maybe not.

Antony Matthews
5 Posted 28/02/2017 at 23:05:34
Looks like the Olympics could be coming to the waterfront:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-39118266

Antony Matthews
6 Posted 28/02/2017 at 23:08:45
Sorry not the Olympics, it's the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
David S Shaw
7 Posted 01/03/2017 at 10:06:23
So why are they only having the one stand behind the goal for atmosphere, with the other having executives in the middle plus the away fans in there?

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