Everton new stadium: The best seats in the house have now been installed

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: A General View of the new Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock at sunrise on Jun 21, 2024 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)
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The dugout seats have been installed at Everton’s new stadium.

The plush blue chairs that will host Blues bosses mulling over tactics, substitutes desperate to make an impression and backroom staff conducting game-changing analysis are now in place as the ground continues to take shape.

The seats are the latest in a series of developments at Bramley-Moore Dock as Everton’s stunning new home continues to come to life.

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The dugouts sit in the west stand of the stadium, straddling the tunnel that players will emerge from to take in what is set to be an incredible matchday atmosphere. More than 45,000 seats have already been installed in the ground, including rail seating across the lower tier of the south stand for Everton fans. Newly-installed rail seating in the north east corner of the stadium will welcome visiting supporters.

In the south stand, preliminary work is underway to install a bar that will run the entire length of the upper concourse, offering panoramic views towards Liverpool city centre through angled, floor to wall windows.

On top of that stand, the sub-frame and support rails are now in place ahead of the installation of solar panels. Work is also underway to create the concession spaces, install toilets and lay vinyl flooring in the two main stands. Outside the stands work is ongoing to create a water channel that will eventually reconnect the dock system to the north and south.

The adjoining western terrace is having brick façade panels - matching those hanging externally on the stadium - to the walls on either flank. The barrel cladding is also being attached, section by section, across the roofing framework of the east and west stands, ahead of an expected summer completion.