Chelsea to review stadium designs and remain at Stamford Bridge
13 May 2019
Roman Abramovich had a few ideas himself regarding the design of the new stadium, but they are expensive and don’t match his ambitions to sell the club.
Millions of pounds could be saved from a redesign, which could include a new capacity of 55,000.
Last week the New Civil Engineer wrote that Chelsea were considering alternative sites for their new stadium, but offthepitch.com understands that Chelsea are staying at Stamford Bridge.
The new Chelsea stadium won’t be relocated, and club owner Abramovich should accept that his expensive ambitions regarding the design of the stadium do not go along well with his plans for selling the club.
Sources have told offthepitch.com that Chelsea’s bid to slash the cost of a new stadium to £500 million will boost Roman Abramovich’s chances of selling the club.
The Russian owner has put a £2.5 billion price tag on Chelsea, with several parties known to be interested, including British billionaire, Jim Ratcliffe.
Build costs must go down