Date: 15th July 2015 at 12:55pm
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The subject of a new Stamford Bridge arising from the ashes of the flattened current one, continues to provide some intriguing column inches.

Images appearing on the internet suggest that the new design is one of architectural splendour and unlike any other new ground that has sprung up in recent times.

The style is supposed to be reminiscent of Westminster Abbey, gothic in nature and visually awe-inspiring.

But building such a construction, whilst also accommodating the necessity for it to function as the home of Chelsea Football Club, takes time.

Three years is the period being stated whereby we will have to play our home fixtures elsewhere and venues such as Wembley Stadium and Twickenham have been mentioned, both have capacities that would allow more supporters to watch Chelsea on a regular basis.

More spectators means, as you might imagine, more revenue.

But, in the background, with several key decisions important to our future having to be made, there is also the complication of our North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur needing to find a venue to play their home fixtures whilst White Hart Lane is redeveloped.

Today, in The Times is the inference that Spurs also harbour ambitions of playing their home games at Wembley Stadium.

Now it`s doubtful that Wembley could accommodate both clubs and the indications are that Chelsea have stolen a march on Spurs with an offer to Wembley said to be in the region of £11 million, compared to the £8 million Spurs have offered to set up camp under the famous arch.

Wouldn`t it be great to beat Spurs to grab Wembley Stadium and force those from N17 to settle for ground-sharing at the MK Dons!

 
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