Stamford Bridge redevelopment dealt huge setback

Stamford Bridge redevelopment dealt huge setback

11 Nov 2017, 16:30

Chelsea's stadium redevelopment plans have been dealt a severe blow after it was revealed the planned moving in date has been pushed back yet again.

The Blues were initially hoping to move into the new version of Stamford Bridge in time for the 2020/21 season but that has now been pushed back to at least 2024/25. According to reports, Chelsea was supposed to move out of their current ground next season but will now not vacate until 2020.

Chelsea's temporary home for their four-year exile has not yet been decided but Wembley is understood to be the front-runner. The new £500 million facilities will be built on the existing Stamford Bridge site and see match-day capacity increase from 41,600 to 60,000.

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