Date: 26th July 2017 at 8:42pm
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With the transfer window stalling, there`s been talk today of Chelsea`s plans regarding the new stadium build. A number of issues are being discussed. First off The Telegraph report that an attempt, believed to be from local resisdents, has failed in a high court bid to delay the stadium build on worries concerning possible pollution during the actual construction phase.

The stadium is going to cost in the region of £500m to build and is designed by the architects responsible for Beijing`s Bird`s Nest Stadium. According to The Evening Standard the club are looking towards investment banks to help finance the scheme and not relying on Roman Abramovich`s fortune.

Despite views to the contrary, Chelsea are becoming a frugal club, self sustaining, rather than being a billionaire’s plaything. The 60,000 all seater stadium should begin construction in 2019 and will involve the Blues moving out for up to 3 years.

Regarding the name of the new ground, Chelsea are, according to a story in the The Daily Mirror and sourced from The Times looking to retain Stamford Bridge as part of the name. Although naming rights will used to part finance the project, Chelsea have elected to use the format The ????.. Stadium at Stamford Bridge (insert your preferred sponsor). The move will bring in less money but hat’s off to the club if they take that route. The article goes on to say that advanced ticket sales and hospitality packages will also aid the build.

With the new stadium in the offing and the desire to not use the Russian money, it may also explain why Chelsea`s net transfer spend makes their bank manager very happy.

 
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