Everton Submit Planning Application
With clear reference to Everton’s Destination Kirkby chairman Bill Kenwright admitted to assembled shareholders at their annual forum that they have learnt from their past mistakes and CEO Robert Elstone went on to reveal plans for a £9m standalone structure on the Spellow Lane corner of the Park End car park which will house commercial, retail and museum facilities, open up the opportunity to extend and improve the corporate facilities within the stadium and will be self funding due to the cooperation of Everton’s commercial partners Kitbag and Sodexo.
Everton’s association with Kitbag has already seen the redevelopment and rebranding of the megastore and the establishment of a shop within Liverpool 1. Sodexo, having managed all catering operations at the stadium in recent years, have won awards for delivering some of the best corporate hospitality in the premier league at Goodison.
KEIOC chair, Dave Kelly, welcomed any development that would deliver additional income to the club and looked forward to hearing further details whilst secretary, Colin Fitzpatrick, added it’s a move that clearly leaves the door open for either the redevelopment or a relocation, it will be interesting to see what level of increase in payments the club will receive from our outsourcing partners.In a separate development Everton has submitted a planning application to renew the approval of the hospitality marquee for a further two years.