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