Chelsea moved a step closer to new 60,000-seater stadium

Chelsea expect to move a step closer to redeveloping Stamford Bridge when the local Council hears a planning application.

The West Londoners have decided develope ing their current arena, preferably than moving elsewhere, is their favored alternative as they look to build a 60,000-seater stadium with a space more akin to other top-flight teams.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has already approved the application, with a regular meeting scheduled of the preparation and construction control committee.

Chelsea’s redevelopment plan is to be supported by owner Roman Abramovich, to an approximated value of some £500million.

The closeness of underground and overground railroad lines are one of the biggest test for such a huge design in an area of west London which allows little wriggle room. The Blues thinks the history of the Stadium is with the site rather than the stadium itself.

Although, it falls well down of Manchester United’s 76,000-seater Stadium while Arsenal, Manchester City, West Ham, Sunderland and Liverpool all now own bigger arenas. The Blues had earlier looked at sites covering Battersea Power Station for a new stadium, however achieved their perfect stadium could be build at their present location.