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Uefa have rubber-stamped the United Kingdom and Ireland as the hosts of the 2028 European Championships, with Everton's new stadium among the venues chosen for the tournament.

The formality of confirming the British Isles' bid successful came today, a week after Turkey dropped out of the running in order to stage the 2032 competition with Italy instead.

The Blues' new ground was officially selected among the six stadiums in England that went into the bid in April and with construction due to be completed next year, Bramley-Moore Dock will follow Goodison Park in hosting matches at a major international tournament.

Everton and Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman was at the new stadium with Jordan Pickford today to celebrate the announcement.

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“It’s great for the city of Liverpool and for us as a club, and what a stadium to be a part of it," Coleman said. "Obviously, being Irish as well I’m delighted to see they are a part of it, so it’s a great day all round.

“The new stadium here is incredible and how it has all come together is a credit to everyone involved. We’ve watched it all come together through photos and videos, but to be down here to see it and imagine the atmosphere is incredible and it will be a very proud day for everyone involved when we kick a ball for the first time.

“Goodison is special and always will be, but it’s up to us to make new memories here. It’s definitely a more modern stadium and it’s very exciting for the club.”

Meanwhile, Pickford, England's first-choice goalkeeper who will be hoping to still hold that status in five years' time said: “We have so many memories of Goodison, but hopefully we can create our own memories here. It’s some project and everyone working on it is doing an amazing job.”


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Dennis Stevens
1 Posted 10/10/2023 at 16:33:21
I doubt we'll get a semi-final this time though…
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 10/10/2023 at 17:22:54
Well, I grew up listening to stories of those who witnessed Eusebio at Goodison.

Now a new generation will get to see Everton and international teams play in a world-class stadium.

Just as previous generations did in the Grand Old Lady in their and her day.

John Atkins
3 Posted 10/10/2023 at 18:56:19
Great news for the city and you can be sure the RS won't like this news, they'll be calling foul with this announcement, you can be sure of that! The Red Echo will be full of them tonight.
David West
4 Posted 10/10/2023 at 19:28:24
Just goes to show the extra income we will generate from the new ground.
A world cup must be on the horizon for England/ UK we would surely be selected for that too.
I hope whoever the new owners are, really push the use of the facilities on non matchdays. I'd go and watch an England game in a tournament at the new ground, in a bar, on a big screen in stand ??
Kids parties, adult parties, celebrating any occasion could be held in all the venues at the ground.
There's so many opportunities for the club to generate income that we've never had a chance of before.

This is where the appointment of leaders in this type of field need to be brought in , this is probably our last opportunity to bridge the gap, the gap that is forever getting wider from those clubs at the top of the tree.
Let's take it!!!

John Williams
6 Posted 10/10/2023 at 19:34:55
John 3,
Liverpool FC ground does not reach the required length for the European Championship.
The pitch length needs to be 105 metres, theirs is
only 101 metres.
Must be different rules for league sides playing in a
European competition.
Matt Byrne
7 Posted 10/10/2023 at 19:43:13
The VAR team announce the new Everton stadium and not Anfield to host Euro 28. Klopp wants a replay of the decision.
Ian Jones
8 Posted 10/10/2023 at 19:44:16
Re Pitch size at Liverpool's Anfield - who's the small club now then :)
Barry Hesketh
10 Posted 10/10/2023 at 19:51:31
Dave @ 5
If you've deliberately or inadvertently altered your settings on your web browser, that could be the source of your constant log-in issues. I know you aren't into all this hi-tech stuff, but get one of the younger members of your family to guide you through it.

My browser, once I close all the open tabs, will automatically get rid of my login stuff and when I re-open them, I then have to login again. I suspect that is what's occurring with your browser settings.

Best of luck, and I do hope that you solve the issue. If in doubt do that age-old computer fail safe, switch it off and switch it on again! :)

Paul O'Neill
13 Posted 10/10/2023 at 20:34:57
Great news the will be good for the profile of the club and the city.
John Raftery
15 Posted 10/10/2023 at 22:00:36
Dennis (1) The semi-finals will both be staged at Wembley. That’s already been decided with Cardiff scheduled to host the opening match.

Much had gone wrong during Moshiri’s tenure. His single enduring achievement will be the new stadium which will ensure his place in the club’s and the city’s history.

Barry Hesketh
16 Posted 10/10/2023 at 22:37:45
In the BBC's list of Stadiums chosen to host matches at the Euro's it gives Bramley Moore the name of Everton Stadium, which would be a good enough name for the new place as any other. Obviously, some company will end up with the naming rights, but Everton Stadium seems appropriate to me.
Paul Kossoff
17 Posted 10/10/2023 at 23:19:29
I've not looked at one video of the stadium since that poor lad died. Lost all interest in it. Better it would not have been built for him to still be here, but that's me.
Danny Broderick
18 Posted 10/10/2023 at 23:54:09
Let’s hope we still do own it then, and Moshiri is not leasing it back to us!
Gary Sedgwick
19 Posted 11/10/2023 at 01:11:03
Hoping against all hope but maybe... the FA and UEFA offer the club loans with favourable terms seeing as how it was, "officially selected among the six stadiums in England that went into the bid in April"!!!

One can wish for miracles. :-)

Stephen Vincent
21 Posted 11/10/2023 at 13:37:29
This is a heaven sent opportunity to market the club in a big way and I hope our useless commercial people realise this, because make no mistake the orcs across the park will have a merchandise stall on every city centre corner and a poster on every lamppost advertising tours of Hades.

We need to make sure that visiting supporters realise that we are 'the originals', the first team in the city and that the imposters in red are just upstarts and late comers to the party.

It was scandalous that we missed the amazing opportunity that Eurovision presented. 100,000 visitors to the city went away thinking that there was only one club in Liverpool and they didn't play in blue. This was an absolutely criminal oversight on our part, and one that we cannot afford to repeat.

Danny O’Neill
22 Posted 11/10/2023 at 13:38:48
The city is ours. The bird is blue.


Steve Brown
23 Posted 11/10/2023 at 13:59:29
Can’t believe they chose our new state of the art stadium instead of the McDonalds box.
Nick Page
24 Posted 11/10/2023 at 14:16:51
Cue the comical reds saying it’s the only European football the ground will see. They’re so witty. Amazed the idiotic bellends haven’t set up a protest march yet. “Sharing” isn’t in the RS lexicon.
Alan J Thompson
25 Posted 11/10/2023 at 14:40:54
How much now should we ask for naming rights or would that go to the new owners?
Gerry Quinn
26 Posted 11/10/2023 at 17:26:01
Hopefully the rest of Europe will be wondering if Ingerlund will make the semi-final at Everton's ground again, and if so, switch it to Wembley at the last minute again as they disgustingly did in 1966 — for safety reasons!!!!!

Still pissed off with that as Portugal were the best team at that World Cup!

Joe McMahon
27 Posted 11/10/2023 at 17:32:55
Stephen @21, this is true; however, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and toilet captain played for Everton. Did the Everton marketing team go to town? Nope.

Hopefully in 2028 Kenwright will be elsewhere so won't have any connections to Everton.

Michael Kenrick
29 Posted 11/10/2023 at 18:05:04
Barry @16,

It's been the Everton Stadium ever since the club dedicated its own website and logo — along with that 'All' marketing campaign a long while back.

Bramley-Moore is strictly the name of the dock they filled in to build it. Not the name of the stadium. Bramley Moore (no hyphen) is the name of the pub opposite.

Joe McMahon
30 Posted 11/10/2023 at 18:22:18
Apologies for my post@27. No idea how the word toilet got there. Should be their captain. It's this bloody phones prediction text.
Stephen Vincent
31 Posted 11/10/2023 at 18:35:12
Joe, The same was true with Tim Howard in Brazil in 2014. I'm pretty sure that our American contributors will confirm that little if nothing was made of his exploits.
Lyndon Lloyd
32 Posted 11/10/2023 at 20:22:52
The club no doubt took the step of naming it Everton Stadium (like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) to prepare for a sponsor to come in and buy the naming rights.

To many supporters, myself included, in the same way I'd always have called it Goodison Park even if we'd found a sponsor for the Grand Old Lady, it'll probably always be Bramley-Moore Dock to me regardless of any corporate label.

For the sake of variety in writing on this site, I'll probably refer to it both ways.

Vince Hindson
33 Posted 11/10/2023 at 20:35:21
Looking ahead to Euro28, how about an England spine of Pickford, Branthwaite, Garner and Calvert-Lewin, playing at Bramley-Moore?

Not a great deal of confidence that they'll all be playing for Everton, mind. Perhaps Euro24...

Barry Hesketh
34 Posted 11/10/2023 at 21:09:30
Michael @29,

Fair enough, my mistake, however, in the report I was referring to produced by the BBC it reported:

Everton's Bramley-Moore Dock stadium is set to be finished in late 2024.

Of course, it probably should read Everton's stadium, on the site of the Bramley-Moore Dock?

Danny O’Neill
35 Posted 12/10/2023 at 08:36:42
Naming debate again.

Who knows? The club and sponsors will decide that.

I'd be happy with the Everton Stadium.

The stands naming as discussed with many stalwarts on here:

Prince Rupert's
St Luke's

I'm sure there are more suggestions out there.

A statue to the 80s side. Then decide what we do with Dixie and the Holy Trinity. Continuously torn on that one.

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