Chelsea is reportedly set to resume work on the redevelopment of its Stamford Bridge stadium, three months after plans were put on hold.
The Premier League club announced on May 31 that it had postponed stadium development plans due to the “current unfavourable investment climate”, with question marks surrounding Roman Abramovich’s ownership of the team.
Chelsea was granted permission to expand Stamford Bridge back in January 2017 and had planned on increasing the capacity of the ground from 41,500 to 60,000. The club had hoped to move into the new facility in time for the 2021-22 season.
According to the Daily Mail newspaper, Chelsea staff have been told that work on the project will resume, although a date has not been finalised.
Chelsea had hoped to begin work on the project ahead of the start of the 2018-19 season, which got underway earlier this month. The new stadium has been designed by Herzog & De Meuron.
Previous reports have suggested that Chelsea would seek to use Wembley Stadium while work on its new ground is carried out, in a similar arrangement to fellow London club Tottenham Hotspur.
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