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Chelsea have not held negotiations about moving to a site in Earls Court, according to reports, as the club continue to weigh up their options for a new stadium.
Mail Sport reported earlier this year that the Blues were focused on a £2billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge and favoured that move over moving to Earls Court – even though such a rebuild could mean years of playing away from their ground.
The Chelsea Supporters Trust held a meeting in April, where it was reported that Earl’s Court was not considered an option, because the site’s owners are not planning to build a football stadium on its land.
A report from The Athletic has claimed a possible move to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre has not been explored after speaking with the company involved in the development of the site.
It told the news outlet: ‘We categorically deny that there are any talks taking place with Chelsea FC about a stadium relocation to the Earls Court site.
Chelsea have not held talks to move from Stamford Bridge to Earls Court, reports claim
Todd Boehly is looking into plans to revelop Stamford Bridge to take Chelsea to the next level
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‘After years of consultation with the local community, we have updated our masterplan proposals and today release updated plans.
‘Our scheme will deliver 4,000 homes, space for 12,000 jobs, acres of public space and cultural venues, restaurants and community facilities.
‘There is no football stadium in the Earls Court masterplan.’
The centre was knocked down in 2014 and had been eyed as a possible location for Chelsea should they leave Stamford Bridge – but the ECDC are now pressing ahead with their own plans that could continue into 2040.
Chelsea’s plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge appeared to take a major step forwards earlier last month, after the Stoll Charity trustees granted approval to sell the site of homes of military veterans to the club.
A decision on Chelsea’s plans for a stadium redevelopment is expected shortly – though works would not begin until 2026 at the earliest
The £80million sale of the majority of the Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions site is subject to contract with completion expected in early 2024.
Chelsea Pitch Owners – a powerful group of more than 14,000 fans around the world who own the freehold to the Stamford Bridge pitch and other parts of the stadium – recently wanred that a rebuild could take up to several years.
‘CPO has not yet been informed of any decision made by the Club on its future plans for the stadium,’ the statement read. ‘We believe their decision is due to be finalised shortly, having worked through all the available options.
‘Board members may choose to make their own views clear on the process but cannot of course do so until there is a proposal, and its detail can be properly considered.
Chelsea could be forced to play away from their home ground for as long as five years
‘As we understand it, although the purchase of the Stoll site has been agreed, it will be some considerable time before the site can be vacated.
‘In addition, a new planning application would be required, even though some of that work was done during the earlier project under Roman Abramovich.
‘Once an application has been approved, estimates on the time required for demolition and rebuild vary from four years up to as much as seven years, during which time the Club would need to relocate its home games.’
Any expansion of Stamford Bridge would not begin until 2026 at the earliest.
Venues that have been floated to host the club whilst the renovations are being undertaken have included Wembley, Twickenham, and Craven Cottage, where their west London neighbours Fulham play.
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Source From: Football | Mail Online
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