The owners of Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club, have been given approval by Hammersmith & Fulham Council to demolish the existing 42,000-seater stadium and replace it was a new 60,000-seater one. However no confirmation of plans for the hospitality branch of the business have yet been announced.
CN contacted Stamford Bridge but they did not wish to comment on what would happen to the stadium’s hospitality at this time, insisting that further announcements would be made in due course.
The existing stadium boasts reputable conference and hospitality facilities, with conference capacity for up to 900 delegates.
Statement in full:
“More than a year ago, a planning application for a new stadium at Stamford Bridge with an expanded seating capacity was submitted to our local council, Hammersmith & Fulham.
Over the past 12 months we have consulted widely with neighbouring residents, local businesses, statutory authorities and continued to work closely with the council.
Tonight [Thursday 12 January] the council’s planning committee considered the application and we are grateful that planning permission was granted for the redevelopment of our historic home.
The committee decision does not mean that work can begin on site. This is just the latest step, although a significant one, that we have to take before we can commence work, including obtaining various other permissions.
We will continue to inform you of progress throughout this process.
Thank you for your continued support.”