Chelsea’s new ownership are commited to giving Stamford Bridge a makeover, according to the story in the Daily Telegraph today.
Sam Wallace reports that Todd Boehly has given the project to executive Janet Marie Smith, who previous renovated the Atlanta Braves’ stadium, along with the Boston Red Sox’s legendary Fenway Park.
Given there are still long term plans to redo the stadium entirely, these changes will be pretty surface level, but there are some useful long-term ideas in there including access to Fulham Broadway, the only nearby London Underground station.
The cosmetic changes include new murals, big banners with trophies on, plus new “metre high illuminated letter” to spell out the club’s name on the wall, just in case any visitors thought they were at the Emirates or something.
The plans have been submitted to the local borough for approval, and we can’t see much in there they might object to.