Stamford Bridge North Stand – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
Chelsea Football Club have received approval by the Mayor of London for to build a new £500m, 60,000 seat stadium.
Earlier this January Hammersmith and Fulham council approved plans to demolish the current 41,600 seat stadium at Stamford Bridge.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has final say on major planning applications on London.
Speaking on the plans, the Mayor said the “high quality and spectacular design” would add to the capital’s “fantastic array of sporting arenas”.
Chelsea recently unveiled plans for their new stadium – https://www.herzogdemeuron.com/.imaging/sukoaImageHQ_jpg/dam/news/2015/151203_429/429_CI_151201_001_PRI_W.jpg
The new stadium has been designed by architects Herzog and de Meuron, who’s designs include the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.
The stadium could be completed in time for the 2021-22 season, meaning Chelsea will have to find a temporary home for up to three years.
The Mayor went on to say he is “confident this new stadium will be a jewel in London’s sporting crown and will attract visitors and football fans from around the world.”