CHELSEA’S new owner Todd Boehly and consortium investors are to sensationally REBUILD Stamford Bridge one stand at a time.
SunSport has been told that the new owners plan a staged rebuild of the Bridge, with the stands replaced and upgraded one by one
The hotel behind the Shed End would also be bulldozed.
Boehly has appointed architect Janet Marie Smith, who has worked on a host of stadium renovations in the US, to oversee the monumental task of rebuilding Chelsea’s famous ground.
A number of Smith’s projects include Baltimore’s Oriole Park, Atlanta’s Olympic Stadium, the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium in LA.
Boehly and Co believe the US is the market with the most potential growth for the club but also intend investments in technology and media content.
Chelsea wanted to build a new 60,000-capacity ground to satisfy supporter demand and keep up with the rivals commercially.
However, the grand designs of the Stamford Bridge rebuild were widely ridiculed.
A number of locations away from their 117-year home were also looked at by Chelsea, including White City, Chelsea barracks and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
That is in contrast to the intended Abramovich plan of a £1.4billion total rebuildwhich was planned to take four years before being junked in 2018 after the Russian billionaire was told his UK “golden visa” would not be renewed.