Chelsea Could Share Stadium With London Rivals As Stamford Bridge Undergoes Rebuild

Chelsea Could Share Stadium With London Rivals As Stamford Bridge Undergoes Rebuild

Fred Kennedy
  • Chelsea's new owners are reportedly keen to have a new stadium in the coming years
  • This move is expected to force the Blues to find a new stadium to host home matches
  • Tottenham previously used Wembley Stadium as White Hart Lane underwent a rebuild

Chelsea reportedly face the prospect of sharing a stadium with London rivals, West Ham United for the next four years as Stamford Bridge undergoes a rebuild.

West Ham's London Stadium is said to be one among three stadiums that the Blues have identified to host them during the period.

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An aerial view of Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club. Photo by Mike Hewitt.
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According to The Sun, Chelsea co-owners, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are keen to have one of the greatest stadiums in the world by 2030.

The publication claims that the two have been 'in contact' with the board of Chelsea Pitch Owners over Stamford Bridge expansion plans.

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The move would leave the west London club with no choice but to find a temporary home ground for their home matches.

Such a move has previously been taken by Tottenham Hotspur, who settled for Wembley Stadium for their home matches as White Hart Lane underwent reconstruction.

Chelsea's stadium options

According to SunSport, West Ham's London Stadium could be considered by Chelsea to host their matches.

Fulham's Craven Cottage and Wembley Stadium are the two other options being considered by the Blues.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's options for the Stamford Bridge project include redeveloping the current structure on the existing site or knocking the facility down and building an entirely new facility from scratch.

EPL's cleanest stadiums

Earlier, Sports Brief reported about the cleanest stadiums in the Premier League with Manchester City's Etihad Stadium rated among the best facilities in the English top flight.

In a new study curated by C EnLigne, fans rated the 53,000-capacity stadium - opened in 2002 - as the neatest and having the best matchday experience in the Premier League.

Forbes previously reported that the stadium, which was last expanded in 2015, could be expanded and renovated again this year to include a fan zone and entertainment space.