FC Chelsea settles stadium dispute
The last hurdles have been cleared. Chelsea FC can start building its new stadium.
English champions Chelsea FC have also taken the final hurdle in the construction of the new stadium. According to the Blues, the dispute with a local family next to the planned building complex was settled. She had filed an injunction because her own house would no longer be lit up by the new arena.
At the beginning of March, the Mayor of London gave the go-ahead for a new stadium:”London is one of the world’s largest sporting cities. I am delighted that we will soon be able to welcome Chelsea’s new stadium into our fantastic series of sports arenas,” said Sadiq Khan.
The Blues are tearing down their 140-year-old Stamford Bridge Stadium and building a 60,000-seat arena on their own site in London’s west. The project is expected to cost the equivalent of 1.1 billion euros and should be completed by the 2021/22 season. The old home only holds 41,631 visitors. By the end of the construction phase, Chelsea will have to move to another arena, probably Wembley Stadium.