Joint stadium plan giving the thumbs down.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has killed off any hope of a shared stadium on Merseyside.
The American owner of the club yesterday halted the growing political momentum behind a joint ground venture with Everton, by insisting the fans will never allow it to happen.
“Our supporters are not for it, therefore it is a dead issue. We have been told countless times they have no desire for us to share a stadium and we have listened to that,” Werner explained.
“Everyone knows the two options we are examining – staying at Anfield or a new build on Stanley Park – and we do not want our fans to be disappointed.”
Politicians have been pushing for a shared stadium as the only viable economic option, with local MPs saying there was a political will within the city to get it built.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Well whether there is a ‘political will’ to get a shared stadium built it really neither here nor there. Fans of both sides on the whole are very much against the idea and it’s good to see the Anfield chairman making it abundantly clear such a plan will never come to fruition.
Whilst stadium sharing does occur on the continent, most commonly in Italy, the idea of two rival clubs sharing a stadium in England seems to get short shrift with almost all football supporters and given that it is football supporters who attend football matches, then shouldn’t their feelings be taking into account. Seems fairly simple to me.
Politicians clearly have their own reasons for pushing such a plan but in the end the chances of Everton and Liverpool sharing a stadium are virtually non-existent.