Premier League football club Everton is giving fans the chance to have their names engraved on a paved walkway outside of its new stadium on Bramley-Moore Dock.
The club said that ‘Everton Way’ will be a major feature of the stadium site and celebrate its identity, history and famous players.
Season ticket members and other supporter groups were able to take advantage of a limited priority period to buy the personalised stones, which will be laid and run the length of the exterior of the single-tier south stand. The engraved stones are now on general sale.
The stones can be personalised to celebrate births, marriages, anniversaries and loved ones. The design will also include stones dedicated to Everton’s greatest players, the Everton Giants, and a celebration of the club’s key milestones and achievements.
The stones will come in a range of sizes, designs and locations, including the opportunity to be located next to an Everton Giant. Prices will start from £65 (€74/$80) and the stones can be purchased by individuals or bought as gifts. Supporters will also be given the chance to purchase a replica stone ahead of installation at the stadium.
The replica stones will be presented in an Everton-branded display box and will come with the option of a personalised A4 presentation certificate of authentication.
Last month, Everton maintained that the cost of its new stadium remains steady after comments from owner Farhad Moshiri suggested that the project will come with a £760m price tag.
Everton broke ground on the 52,888-capacity stadium in August 2021. The stadium is due to be completed for the 2024-25 season and will replace Goodison Park, Everton’s home since 1892.
In December, Everton invited supporters to take part in a series of surveys that will help shape match days and the overall visitor experience at its new stadium, which is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
The research has been designed by Everton’s data science and insight team and will enable the club to build on the results of the previous surveys to provide a thorough understanding of fans’ expectations for the stadium.