Chelsea unveils striking 60,000-seat stadium plan
Chelsea have submitted a planning application to build a new stadium on the site of their current home at Stamford Bridge.
This will involve demolishing the existing 41,600-seat football stadium to make way for the striking new 60,000-seat stadium designed by Herzog & de Meuron – famous for its work on Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena and Beijing Bird’s Nest.
Subject to planning enabling works should start at the end of this season. This would include building decking platforms over part of the District Line and part of the Southern mainline railway to allow direct pedestrian acess from Fulham Broadway Station and Fulham Road.
Demolition of Stamford Bridge would being in 2017 with Chelsea moving to a temporary home, most likely Wembley, for a three-year period.