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Chelsea are apparently planning a new stadium for 1.7 billion euros



Chelsea are apparently planning a new stadium for 1.7 billion euros

What happens when money doesn’t play a major role can currently be observed at Chelsea FC and its investor Todd Boehly. Next step: A stadium project that will cost up to 1.7 billion euros.

A club with the highest standards and an incredibly expensive team plays in a stadium that can only seat around 40,000 spectators and was last modernized in 2001. Of course, that cannot be reconciled with the plans of Boehly and co-owner Behdad Eghbali.

The telegraph now reports that the duo wants to build a new stadium for their Chelsea FC. There were already plans for this in 2017 under the then Russian investor Roman Abramovich, but they were put on hold in 2021.

The new plan: From 2030 at the earliest, the Blues could play their home games in the new Stamford Bridge.

According to the report, there are three mindsets: demolish Stamford Bridge and rebuild on the same spot, rebuild on a different site, or modernize the existing stadium.

The currently favored option is to demolish the venerable Stamford Bridge and build the new arena on the same site.

During the demolition and construction, Chelsea would then have to move to another arena – Wembley Stadium would be conceivable. City rivals Tottenham Hotspur once did the same. For a move, however, Chelsea would need the 75 percent approval of the Chelsea Pitch Owners.

The new stadium should hold at least 55,000 spectators.