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Chelsea is considering abandoning Stamford Bridge for a 60,000-seat stadium

Chelsea is considering abandoning Stamford Bridge for a 60,000-seat stadium

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are contemplating a move from Stamford Bridge to Earl’s Court following the 2013 rejection of a similar proposal.

The last time this concept entered my mind was when Roman Abramovich was the club’s owner. However, the Hammersmith and Fulham council rejected the proposal.

But today, under the leadership of Todd Boehly and company, they intend to make it happen once more. The club has assembled a group that will oversee the construction of this 60,000-seat facility.

Although planning is underway, it is still in its earliest stages. The Earl’s Court Development Company, which is responsible for the land’s development, might create a master plan during the winter.

Therefore, Chelsea would need authorization from Chelsea Pitch Owners in order to depart the stadium. Failure to do so could result in the loss of the club’s name, as the shareholder holds a freehold with an 18-year lease.

Stamford Bridge has been a globally renowned stadium, not just in England. The Blues have won many league championships and participated in prestigious Champions League and domestic cup competitions.

Chelsea are considering moving away from Stamford Bridge

The stadium has a cauldron-like appearance, with fans packed close to the field, which has proved scary for opposing teams when it is noisy and boisterous.

However, the stadium’s current capacity is little over 41,000. Having witnessed Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur relocate to larger capacity stadiums and Liverpool boost its capacity at Anfield by erecting new stands, Chelsea may be tempted to move to a stadium with a capacity greater than 50,000.

Regardless of whether the club moves forward with this concept, Stamford Bridge will always be a memorable stadium due to the club’s accomplishments over the years.

Chelsea is considering abandoning Stamford Bridge for a 60,000-seat stadium

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