Chelsea again considering a move from Stamford Bridge to Earl’s Court as they put together plans to create an elite new stadium under Todd Boehly… nine years after the idea was originally knocked back
- Chelsea are again considering a move from Stamford Bridge to Earls Court
- They considered the move back in 2013 only for the idea to be turned down
- A team has been put together to oversee plans to create an elite new stadium
Chelsea are to look again at a possible move from Stamford Bridge to Earls Court.
The club have put together a team to oversee plans to create an elite new stadium — and a 60,000-seat ground on a 40-acre site in Earls Court is among the options that will be considered.
Chelsea first considered moving there in 2013 under former owner Roman Abramovich, but Hammersmith and Fulham Council knocked back the idea.
Chelsea are again considering a move to Earls Court – nine years after the idea was turned down
The site was sold to property developers for £425million in 2019, but has yet to be developed.
Earls Court Development Company, responsible for driving the development of the land, is set to publish a draft masterplan for its future over the winter.
As such, the development remains in early stages, and no planning applications have been submitted.
A source told The Mail on Sunday that a Chelsea stadium in Earls Court was “not on the cards, but not impossible. Things can change.”
Chelsea have put together a team to oversee plans to create an elite new stadium in the future
They are also considering the chance of snapping up a 1.2 acre site next to their current home
The club are now considering a range of long-term options, including identifying possible new sites, rebuilding Stamford Bridge stand-by-stand and demolishing and starting again.
Chelsea would require permission from Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO) to leave Stamford Bridge.
The shareholder group owns the freehold with a 180-year lease. Without their permission the club would be forced to give up the Chelsea FC name.
Chelsea also have the possibility of snapping up a 1.2 acre site next to Stamford Bridge for £50million.
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