English Premier League football team Everton has revealed plans to feature a stand at its new stadium similar to that of the famous ‘Yellow Wall’ at German club Borussia Dortmund.
Signal Iduna Park, the home of Bundesliga outfit Dortmund, is well known for the 24,454-capacity South Bank stand, the largest terrace for standing spectators in Europe.
The single-tier structure has been given its Yellow Wall nickname as a tribute to the fans that create various displays based around the team’s yellow and black colours.
Architect Dan Meis, whose firm is leading the new stadium project for Everton, is now keen to recreate this for the Premier League team, saying that the south end of the new venue will feature a larger single-tier stand.
“Depending on the final stadium capacity, the stand will hold 12,000-15,000 fans and we also want to include a concourse that will look back at the city, immediately by the home end that would be very cool,” Meis said, according to the Liverpool Echo newspaper.
Meis was speaking at the first of a series of special fan workshops, where he will meet with supporters to ensure his deign matches their hopes and expectations for the team’s new home.
More than 150 fans were in attendance at the opening session, where Meis spoke about the importance of working with supporters and shared his initial plans for the facility.
Meis also outlined his commitment to working to the ’11 Key Principles’ for the project, with fans ranking these in order of importance so as to give Meis and his team further insight into what Evertonians want at the new stadium.
A further two workshops were hosted yesterday (Tuesday), while another is planned for today.
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