According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are considering the possibility of moving on from Stamford Bridge to Earl’s Court after the initial idea was turned down in 2013.
The last time this idea came into thinking was when Roman Abramovich was the owner of the club. But, Hammersmith and Fulham council knocked back the idea.
But, now under the stewardship of Todd Boehly and co, they are planning to make it happen again. The club have made a team that will oversee plans to build this elite stadium with a capacity of up to 60,000.
Although there is planning going on, it is still at a very early stage. The Earl’s Court Development Company, responsible for the development of the land, could come up with a master plan over the winter.
As such, Chelsea would require permission from Chelsea Pitch Owners to leave the stadium. Failing to do that could cost the club its name as the shareholder has a freehold with an 18-year lease.
Stamford Bridge has been an iconic stadium not just in England but the world. The Blues have won multiple league titles and played some elite Champions League and domestic cup ties.
The stadium has a cauldron look to it with fans tight to the pitch that has been intimidating for the opposition teams when it is loud and vociferous.
However, the current capacity of the stadium is just over 41,000. Having seen the likes of Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur move to bigger capacity stadiums and also seeing Liverpool increase their capacity at Anfield through the building of new stands, there could be a temptation to move Chelsea to a stadium that can hold more than 50,000.
Irrespective of whether the club moves on with this idea, Stamford Bridge will always remain a stadium that no one would forget because of the club’s achievements it has seen over the years.