Chelsea's £500m plans to redevelop their Stamford Bridge Stadium have been approved by the Mayor of London. With construction set to start at the end of the 2017/18 season, the club are confident of their new 60,000 stadium being match-fit ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
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 Mayor of London, Shadiq Khan has given the green light and it's all systems go. Money can't buy success, but it can buy an infrastructure.
With the full project expected to take three years to complete, Chelsea 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 (where they'll be hoping to have better luck than Spurs), but nothing has been confirmed yet. Twickenham being an outside shot at something a little closer to home. The wait will be worth it. That's one spectacular looking stadium.