Chelsea’s home stadium Stamford Bridge in London is set to undergo a redevelopment process. Chelsea are already taking steps to put together a team of elite specialists who will take part in the renovation project of the famous stadium.
The Blues had intended to upgrade Stamford Bridge before when Roman Abramovich was still the club owner. The designs were overseen by him in 2018.
Chelsea to upgrade the capacity of Stamford Bridge
Chelsea plans to upgrade the capacity of Stamford Bridge which was expected to be completed in April 2021. But it never actually got underway and planning permission has expired.
Chelsea wants to upgrade their home capacity from 40,000 to 60,000. The current capacity of Stamford is comparatively low to the rest of the Premiere league’s big clubs.
The Stamford Bridge redevelopment is an integral part of Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly. The takeover by Boehly has valued £4.25bn with a pledge to invest £1.75bn in the Stadium.
According to The Times, Chelsea has already recruited Janet Marie who has previously worked on Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium, to work with other London-based architects.
Chelsea’s Co-owner Jonathan Goldstein is considering the possible options for the project which included demolishing the existing stadium and starting again from the ground.
Liverpool are in process of redeveloping Anfield while Tottenham has already built a new home on the same site whereas Arsenal built their new Emirates stadium on a new site.
To completely upgrade Stamford Chelsea would need permission from the company the Stamford Bridge is leased on.
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