Chelsea are considering plans to demolish Stamford Bridge and build a new £2billion, 60,000 capacity stadium.
Talks over a brand new Stamford Bridge began back in 2011, with former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich keen on moving the club to a bigger, more modern stadium to rival the very best across Europe.
These plans were eventually put on ice after years of set backs and delays, though Todd Boehly had quietly looked to continue the project since assuming ownership last year.
Now, it has been reported that plans have been drawn up to tear down and rebuild the stadium that has been the Blues’ home since 1905, in a similar manner to that of Tottenham’s new ground being built on the side of White Hart Lane.
Stamford Bridge currently has a capacity of 40,303, making it only the 11th largest football stadium in England, even behind the likes of West Ham’s London Stadium, Sunderland’s Stadium of Light and Villa Park.
Such a rebuild would have many complications however in terms of planning permission, cost and the timescale of the project, though according to the Daily Mail money is of no concern to Boehly’s consortium.
However, the proposed stadium would not be completed by 2030 at the earliest and meaning that Chelsea would be forced to relocate to a temporary home for several years when construction commences.
And it is said that Boehly has already informally held talks with Fulham owner Shahid Khan about using their arch-rivals’ ground, Craven Cottage.
First appear at Chelsea could temporarily move to Craven Cottage as Todd Boehly plans new £2billion Stamford Bridge