The Premier League champions are set to make detailed plans for an expansion of Stamford Bridge publicly available on Tuesday (30th June), with Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich preparing to make his most significant investment yet
Stamford Bridge has been the home of Chelsea Football Club since it was established in 1905, boasting a record attendance of 82,905 in a league game against Arsenal in 1935. Although the Bridge is unlikely to host that many people again in the near future, plans for expanding the current stadium are well underway, and will be made public on Tuesday.
According to reports in English newspaper The Daily Mail, Roman Abramovich is set to unveil the incredible blueprints for a A?500m expansion of Stamford Bridge a from a capacity of 42,000 to approximately 60,000 a in a three-day consultation at the Bridge set to begin on Tuesday.
A stadium expansion would signify the next big step of Chelsea FCa s progression as a club a further strengthening its status as an elite European club, a premier destination for the best players in world football.
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It would also highlight Abramovicha s commitment to the Bluesa cause a a further display of the Russian billionairea s burning ambition to take Chelsea FC to the top of world football. With Jos Mourinho back at the club building a squad that will challenge for the title for years to come, the timing for any such move has never been better.
A potential move a which would see the Blues play either at Wembley or Twickenham for three seasons a could earn Chelsea FC as much as A?50m in additional match-day income from ticket sales at Stamford Bridge. The cost of the stadium would not affect the Bluesa ability to comply with UEFAa s Financial Fair Play rules, as investment into such infrastructure is excluded from the FFP break-even calculations.
Abramovich suffered a major blow in 2011 when the Chelsea Pitch Ownera s company (CPO) rejected a proposal to move away from Stamford Bridge. Four years on, it is evident that the club have accepted that the expansion of the Bridge is the most feasible option and are working towards achieving that end as soon as reasonably possible.