The plans for our new 60,000-capacity stadium were approved at a Hammersmith & Fulham council meeting in January but still required the approval of the Mayor of London before work on new stadium can commence.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved the plans for Chelsea’s new £500 million stadium. Khan approved the stadium plans on Monday, praising quality of the design of our new stadium.
“London is one of the world’s greatest sporting cities and I’m delighted that we will soon add Chelsea’s new stadium to the already fantastic array of sporting arenas in the capital,” Khan said.
“Having taken a balanced view of the application, I’m satisfied this is a high-quality and spectacular design which will significantly increase capacity within the existing site, as well as ensuring fans can have easy access from nearby transport connections.
“I am confident this new stadium will be a jewel in London’s sporting crown and will attract visitors and football fans from around the world.”
Chelsea issued a statement on Monday acknowledging the approval by the Mayor of London.
“Following a review by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, we are delighted he has chosen to support the council’s decision.
“This is the latest significant step toward redevelopment of the stadium and the delivery of the extensive local community programme.
“Further steps lie ahead, both during and after the planning process, before construction work can commence.
“We continue to collaborate with all stakeholders and will keep you informed of progress made.
“We would like to acknowledge all residents, businesses and other parties locally who are engaging with us during the process.”
The new Stamford Bridge is being designed by Herzog & De Meuron, the team behind the design of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.