Chelsea make an official statement on Stamford Bridge redevelopment plans

Chelsea’s plan to rebuild Stamford Bridge has been put on hold – the club has made an official statement.

The club had a £1billion redevelopment project which has now been pushed back until the financial situation improves and heals from the CoVID-19 effect.

Chelsea’s planning permission which was taken back in 2017 March is due to expire on 31st March, 2020 and the club has now made an official statement.

The statement from the west London club read: “Chelsea Football Club acknowledges that the planning permission we obtained for a new stadium expires on 31st March 2020.”

“We are grateful to all our fans and stakeholders, especially Hammersmith & Fulham Council, for their patience and understanding in the matter.”

“We will continue to consider our options for a new stadium, should economic conditions improve.”

The project was supposed to have been taken underway back in 2017 with the knocking down of the buildings like the club museum surrounding the stadium. However, it was pushed back after relations between Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and the UK deteriorated. 

The plan was to use  one of the Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium, or the London Stadium as a temporary place until the stadium gets better. 

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