Chelsea set the planned construction of a new stadium in London provisionally. The club calls the poor investment climate in England as the reason for the measure.
The extent to which the situation around Roman Abramovich, the cause for the delay, remains unclear. The Russian owner of Chelsea has been struggling a visa for a longer stay in England. Reportedly, he had an Israeli passport.
“For the moment, there will be no plans will be developed around the construction. The club has no planning to this decision, to reconsider”, let Chelsea know. The London-based team ended last season as the fifth, and ran participation in the lucrative Champions League is wrong.
In march 2017 got Chelsea have approval for the building plans of the mayor Khan of London. The new stadium should be on the site of the current Stamford Bridge and will cost an estimated 600 million euros.
Chelsea hoped the new stadium in the season 2020/2021 to involve. The construction would be about three years to complete. The club was planning to in the meantime, his home in Wembley to play.
Chelsea has been playing since 1905 at Stamford Bridge, that plaatsbiedt to 41.600 fans. Competitor Arsenal moved ten years ago to a bigger stadium with 60,000 seats.
Tottenham Hotspur, also from London, is expanding at this moment, White Heart Lane to a similar capacity. In september, hopes the team its first home game in the renovated home to play. Last season, played Spurs at Wembley.
West Ham United plays since last season in the big Olympic Stadium of the capital of Great Britain.