Tricon Foodservice Consultants has revealed its involvement in the catering offer for a new multimillion pound stadium planned by Everton Football Club.
The London-based consultancy said it was “thrilled” to be part of the project, which has seen it design the F&B facilities for site in Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront.
Everton officially released its final designs for the 52,000-seater stadium in December 2019, ahead of submitting a detailed planning application to Liverpool City Council just before Christmas.
The plans for the stadium, which will sit within Peel Land & Property’s Liverpool Waters site, would have a transformational impact on North Liverpool, kick-starting the regeneration of the northern docklands, contributing a £1 billion boost to the city region’s economy, creating up to 15,000 jobs and attracting 1.4m visitors to the city each year.
Food and catering – both on matchdays and non-matchdays – represents a significant driver of revenue for football clubs.
When Tottenham Hotspur opened its new stadium last year, it was revealed that it earns £1m from the kiosks and restaurants it operates every game.
At the heart of Everton’s proposal is a stunning brick, steel and glass stadium which takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby.
The stadium structure combines the historic and the modern, with the brick base incorporating a subtle nod to Goodison Park’s famous Archibald Leitch lattice work, while the dynamic roof structure made from steel and glass gives the stadium a modern finish.
The plans also include extensive public spaces for use on both matchdays and non-matchdays featuring a Fan Plaza to the east of the stadium which will provide a focus for pre and post-match entertainment and activity.
Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive of Everton Football Club, said: “The stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will deliver the best possible matchday experience for our fans, new facilities for cultural events and a building that will be a stunning new addition to Liverpool’s built environment.
“Our proposals are a commitment to a long and exciting future for the Club in North Liverpool, and also for our award-winning charity, Everton in the Community, to continue to make a life-changing difference in Liverpool.”
The next step is for Liverpool City Council to review and process the application, which is expected to take time due to the scale of the submission, before starting their formal consultation period.
Tricon is a renowned foodservice consultancy with a strong background in working on F&B concepts for sports stadia. It has delivered projects for clubs such as Manchester United and West Ham United, as well as Barcelona.
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