Chelsea's proposed redevelopment of their Stamford Bridge Stadium has taken a step towards becoming a reality after the club received planning approval from Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
The £500million redevelopment will see the club remain on their Stamford Bridge site, but completely shake up the design of the stadium with a unique modern-twisted feel. The project is expected to be personally funded by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and will increase the stadium's capacity to 60,000 seats. The stadium itself will be a magnificent sight, as the proposed sketches show – a truly bespoke display of architecture that will complete one the most stunning stadiums in world football. The next stage for the club will be to get the backing of the mayor of London, Shadiq Khan, for full planning consent.
If everything goes to plan Chelsea hope to move into their redeveloped home in time for the 2021/22 season. With the full project expected to take three years to complete, the club will need to move out of Stamford Bridge for at least three seasons while the work takes place. Wembley being the obvious choice of temporary home, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Twickenham being an outside shot at something a little closer to home.