PA, Friday, November 27, 2009 3:45 PM
Everton would consider sharing a stadium with Liverpool after plans for its own new stadium outside the city's limits fell apart. Everton and Liverpool are two of the fiercest rivals in English
soccer, but a stadium that both teams share might be the most sensible move. Everton's proposed stadium in Kirkby was rejected by government authorities on the grounds that it would have a negative
impact on the surrounding community. Liverpool's plans to build a stadium in Stanley Park were put on hold due to the worldwide recession. "Our history is one of creativity and innovation," said
Everton chief executive Robert Elstone
, "and if we are the first major English club to look at sharing then we're not scared of making those decisions."
Liverpool, for the moment, downplayed the idea of stadium sharing.
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