Chelsea have been hit with some very bad news regarding their redevelopment of Stamford Bridge. According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are facing a four-year exile from their beloved home ground.
The new stadium is reportedly set to cost Chelsea as much as £500 million. Chelsea will play at Stamford Bridge until 2020, when the rebuilding is dated to begin. The stadium was supposed to be built in two years time, but it seems that the new ground won’t be finished until 2024.
This means that Chelsea would have to find themselves a temporary ground not for two, but for FOUR years’ time. It now looks like Chelsea will host their first game at the new 60,000-seated stadium on the opening fixture of 2024/25 season.
Also, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich hasn’t yet decided to pay the £500m for the new stadium himself, as he’s reportedly been in talks with a Chinese group of potential investors.
Should Chelsea give up with their plan of the new stadium before it’s too late to back down? One might think so…