News 11 october — 11:42

Everton aim to learn from rivals' mistakes in new stadium move

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Everton can learn from the mistakes of rivals in building a new stadium to help bridge the gap to the leading Premier League teams, their finance chief said on Wednesday, Euronews reports.

The Merseyside outfit last year formally agreed a 200-year land lease at the proposed Bramley Moore Dock site.

Everton have played at their distinctive Goodison Park ground since 1892, but with a capacity of only 40,000 the club struggles to compete with the match-day income of rivals.

Yet some top-flight teams have experienced difficulty moving to new homes. West Ham United have endured crowd trouble and disruption since their switch to the London Stadium in 2016.

Tottenham Hotspur were due to start playing at their new White Hart Lane stadium in September but safety issues have delayed their arrival with no date set for them to move in.

Sasha Ryazantsev, who joined Everton in March 2016 shortly after British-Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri's initial investment, said the club would learn from their rivals.

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