Is A Battle For Stamford Bridge About To Begin?

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    Problem is, there’s precious little empty space in a 3-mile radius of the Bridge (which, incidentally, actually stands in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, not Kensington & Chelsea…).

    The only place I can think of that could possibly accommodate a large stadium, and I believe this has been mentioned in the past, is the site of Battersea Power Station (in the borough of Wandsworth).

    What further compounds the problem is the limited scope for expansion at the Bridge, bordered at is by residential on two sides, the Fulham road on one, and a train line on the other. There are, I believe, pretty strict rules around expanion within such a confined space. Will be interesting to watch, whatever happens.

  2. Fred says:

    @Joe

    Earls Court.

  3. Battersea Nine Elms is the preferred place according to a newspaper today. Though they just want the option to move if they need to in the future.

  4. maliniok says:

    Earls Court will be for sale after 2012 Olypmic Games and that’s where Chelsea wants to move.

  5. Joe says:

    @Fred

    Ah yes, had forgotten that – thanks for reminding me!

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