The football club, the billionaire – and the bills: Everton’s race to build its new home | Commercial property

When Everton football club kicked off its latest project to build a new stadium, its owner, Farhad Moshiri, promised supporters he would do whatever it took to get it built.

“I’ll throw as much money as needed,” the businessman told the club’s annual meeting in 2019. “It is no luxury, we have to get it done. If we want to have a big club we need a modern stadium and we will get it.”

The £500m project represented the club’s latest effort to leave its famous, if creaking, Goodison Park home – where one of the original 12 founding members of the Football League first played in…

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