Is Everton finally closing in on a new stadium? US architects begin work on design

British football club Everton is working with US design firm Meis Architects to create a vision for a proposed new stadium.

Meis Architects founder Dan Meis told CLAD that the studio was working with the Premier League club, but couldn't comment further on the plans at this early stage of the project.

The Liverpool-based club has long made clear its wish to relocate from its current home at Goodison Park as it bids to expand its growth and challenge for top honours. These efforts have escalated since former Arsenal shareholder Farhan Moshiri acquired a 49.9 per cent stake of Everton in February.

In May, the club abandoned plans to build a new stadium in the Walton Hall Park part of Liverpool due to a lack of economic viability, turning its attention instead to two other brownfield sites.

While the location of the new ground remains a mystery, Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson revealed on Twitter that the project is “closer now than it was last month and closer now than it's ever been.”

The studio have previously designed grounds for AS Roma and a proposed Las Vegas Major League Soccer franchise, as well as numerous arenas around the world.