The cost of Chelsea’s new 60,000 seater-stadium is around £500 million and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would reportedly fund the cost of the new stadium.
According to The Telegraph, Abramovich who has been owner of Chelsea since 2003 doesn’t want the burden of the new stadium to affect Chelsea on the pitch.
Arsenal’s move to Emirates stadium saw Arsenal operate a tight transfer budget during the construction of their stadium, hindering their success on the pitch and Abramovich doesn’t want that to happen to Chelsea.
Chelsea will leave Stamford Bridge in 2018 while construction work begins and Wembley has being lined up as a temporary home for Chelsea.
Abramovich has shown his commitment to Chelsea since he became owner and this latest act once again shows Abramovich wants the best for Chelsea Football Club.