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Chelsea Look To Increase Stamford Bridge Capacity

Tue 16th Jun 2015 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chelsea have begun consultation on plans to increase the capacity of their Stamford Bridge stadium.

A study of the Fulham Broadway and Stamford Bridge area was commissioned by owner Roman Abramovich last year to examine the potential of upgrading the streetscape.

The study also assessed the feasibility of an expansion of the stadium capacity within the existing historical site boundary, based on the principles of improving site access, benefiting the neighbourhood and enhancing the spectator experience.

It’s understood that the expansion of the stadium capacity to 60,000 would include the need to dig down below the current pitch level in order to accommodate the increased number of seats.

 “The process now enters a further local consultation phase,” read a club statement.

“This will include an explanation of the rationale for expansion, driven by spectator demand for more seats and the need to increase stadium revenue to remain competitive with our major rivals, this revenue being especially important under Financial Fair Play rules.

“Technical solutions for stadium capacity expansion are being investigated initially.

“This stage of the consultation will focus at present on discussing the rationale and technical solutions for expansion with residents and match-going spectators.

“Local stakeholders, neighbours, season ticket holders and club members will be invited to comment on the potential expansion.

“This feedback, which to date has assisted our progress in earlier stages, will continue to inform the next stage of the study. 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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