Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital are desperate for Chelsea to have one of the best stadiums in world football.
According to The Telegraph via Daily Mail, the Chelsea owners are considering a complete rebuild of Stamford Bridge, redeveloping the stadium or relocating.
The project which could shape the club’s future is being headed up by Jonathan Goldstein, a member of the Chelsea board, and Janet Marie Smith, the executive vice president of planning and development for the LA Dodgers.
Goldstein is said to be holding talks with powerful fans group Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO) as they wait to hear whether the club have been successful in the £50m bid to buy a 1.2 acre plot of land next to the Bridge.
If Chelsea can successfully takeover the land currently owned by housing association Stoll, it would be a massive boost to the club’s hopes of rebuilding on the current site, giving space for at least a 55,000-seater stadium, fan parks and offices.
Boehly and Clearlake Capital have made it clear relocation would only happen with consent from the CPO, meaning tearing down Stamford Bridge and rebuilding a stadium – as former owner Roman Abramovich intended to do – seems the most likely option.
Stamford Bridge is the smallest when compared to the stadium used by the rest of the Big Six in the Premier League.