Mayor of London approves Chelsea’s new stadium

Vania Goncalves 7 Mar 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Chelsea Football Club’s plans for a new £500M stadium at Stamford Bridge, in Fulham, have been approved by the mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The new stadium project will have a 60,000-seat capacity and will include the construction of an elevated walkway over the nearby District line, linking the stadium to the Fulham Broadway station.

Proposals also include an investment of £12M in community activities and £3.75M in affordable housing in the borough.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “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.

“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’m confident this new stadium will be a jewel in London’s sporting crown and will attract visitors and football fans from around the world.”

The new stadium project was approved by Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s planning committee in January

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