Council back Stamford Bridge expansion

The Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO) has been given a huge boost in the efforts for the club to remain at Stamford Bridge now that Hammersmith and Fulham have pledged their commitment to maintaining the stadium which was been Chelsea’s home for 106 years, and looking into potential ways to expand the 42,000 capacity.

Chelsea last week attempted to buy out the land from the CPO, which would be the first step towards moving to a new ground within a radius of their current home. 75% of CPO members needed to agree to Chelsea’s bid proposal, but only 61.6% did so the offer was rejected.

The council released a statement, reported in The Guardian. “The council now proposes to examine whether there are planning options to expand Stamford Bridge to accommodate a larger capacity, recognising that such a project must be economically viable, benefit local businesses and not unreasonably affect residents.”

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