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London Mayor Sadiq Khan signs off on Chelsea’s new £500m stadium

Chelsea Football Club has secured final planning approval to build a new £500m stadium on the site of its current Stamford Bridge home.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council resolved to grant planning permission for a new stadium at Stamford Bridge on 11th January 2017, subject to final approval by the mayor of London.  Mayor Sadiq Khan has now given that approval.

The new stadium, designed by architect Herzog & de Meuron – who also designed the Birds Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing and the Allianz Arena in Munich – will see Chelsea’s match-day capacity increase from 41,600 to 60,000.

The development will include the construction of an elevated walkway over the nearby London Underground District Line, linking the stadium to Fulham Broadway station.

Sadiq Khan said: “Having taken a balanced view of the application, I’m satisfied this is a high-quality and spectacular design which will significantly increase capacity within the existing site, as well as ensuring fans can have easy access from nearby transport connections. I’m confident this new stadium will be a jewel in London’s sporting crown and will attract visitors and football fans from around the world.”