Chelsea owner Todd Boehly plans shock move to 60,000-seater stadium

November 13th, 2022 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Chelsea are re-considering a shock move to a 60,000-seater stadium in Earl’s Court.

Blue owner Todd Boehly continues to try and put his own stamp on the West London club.

The Daily Mail report, via The Sun, that the American has created a team dedicated to building the new venue.

Plans include a swanky 60k stadium on a 40-acre site in Earl’s Court.

The development is said to still be in the “early stages” and no official planning applications have been submitted.

Boehly would require permission from Chelsea Pitch Owners – the 180-year lease shareholder group who owns the freehold – to leave Stamford Bridge.

A move to local Earls Court, where the Exhibition Centre once stood, was explored under Roman Abromovich.

But plans were abandoned in 2010 when the Hammersmith and Fulham Council squashed them.

Another option is to REBUILD Stamford Bridge one stand at a time.

That would see a staged rebuild of the current ground, with the stands replaced and upgraded one by one.

Chelsea want to build a new 60,000-capacity ground to satisfy supporter demand and keep up with domestic rivals.

Title-chasing Arsenal and Manchester City both have plush, modern stadiums.

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