Friday, May 04, 2012

Chelsea submit offer to buy Battersea power station in new ground plan

Chelsea have made an offer to buy the site of Battersea power station with a view to building "one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world", but have stressed that no final decision has been taken on moving from Stamford Bridge and that there are a lot of obstacles to overcome before work could begin on a new ground.

Chelsea have been looking to move for a number of years, despite expensive redevelopment of their home since 1905. The site is hemmed in by railway lines, making expansion of the capacity to a figure that would compete with Old Trafford's 76,000 or the Emirates Stadium's 60,000 difficult.

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