ALTERNATIVE plans to develop Goodison Park as a 70,000-seater stadium will be unveiled on Friday by campaigners wanting the club to stay in the city.
The Keep Everton In Our City campaign group has hired St George’s Hall and its own team of architects and advisers will be on hand to explain plans for the stadium, as well as a business plan to pay for the development.
The event takes place between 10am and 5pm with an exit poll to gauge views. Earlier this week, representatives of KEIOC met Colin Hilton, chief executive of Liverpool City Council.
Last night the KEIOC chairman Jim Reardon said: “Everton FC keeps saying Kirkby is the only option and there is no plan B.
“But we can demonstrate the Goodison ground can be improved to hold 57,000 fans, with the possibility of going up to 70,000 later.” Meanwhile, KEIOC members yesterday released a picture of club manager David Moyes posing in front of a banner declaring that the club should stay in Liverpool.
But, last night, a spokesman for Mr Moyes said: “David Moyes has made it known very clearly that he is fully in favour of the football club’s plan to move to Kirkby.
“He was not aware of the wording on the banner when the photograph was taken.”