Chelsea Planning New £500Million 60,000-Seater Revamp of Stamford Bridge

Chelsea Planning New £500Million 60,000-Seater Revamp of Stamford Bridge

Bold plans for Chelsea’s new £50million 60,000-seater stadium have been revealed.

Keen to revamp Stamford Bridge, the club have enlisted the help of Swiss architecture company Herzog & de Meuron and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for the new creation.

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It will be situated exactly where the current stadium sits and will see the capacity expanded from 42,000 at the moment to a whopping 60,000 – bringing the club in line with London rivals Arsenal as having the second-biggest potential attendance in the English Premier League.

There has been no official press release from the club with regards to the new development, but images have been released through a public consultation.

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And it is certainly a bold plan from the club, architects and the designer – showcasing a stadium inspired by gothic building of Westminster Abbey and the brickwork of Fulham’s Victorian terraced streets.

The new design would be something totally different to any stadium in England, with a perfectly circular oculus planned for above the pitch and an uneven exoskeleton of brick ribs.

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According to BD Online, 92% of the 1,250 respondents after the initial consultations backed the plans.

But what’s your view – do you support Chelsea’s new vision for Stamford Bridge? Let us know in the comments below.


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