Chelsea’s plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge approved, fans react

Chelsea have announced that they have received the green light from the Hammersmith and Fulham Council to redevelop Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League heavyweights had their proposal to increase the stadium from 41,663 seats to 60,000 approved by the council’s Planning and Development Control Committee on Wednesday.

The London Evening Standard reports that the construction will take around three years to complete, stating that Wembley will likely be the temporary home for the Blues during that time.

The club have stressed in a statement that the council’s approval does not mean that they can begin building straight away, but that the process is moving in the right direction.

The report adds that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is expected to splash £500m on the redevelopment, which was first put forward in November 2015.

The Blues, who currently have a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, have played their home games at Stamford Bridge until 1905.

After the news was announced, fans took to social media to give their views, with some excited by the prospect, while others were more concerned with the design.

Article title: Chelsea’s plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge approved, fans react

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