CHELSEA are facing the prospect of being without a home stadium for up to FOUR years after Todd Boehly suffered another setback.
This comes as the potential plan for a rebuild at nearby Earls Court has sunk like a lead balloon.
Todd Boehly wants to continue his unlimited spending on either a renewed bridge or an entirely new site.
The American owners were considering a state-of-the-art stadium at Earls Court to complement their brand new team.
However, this is now beyond question.
The Athletic reported that Chelsea are not in talks to purchase the former Earls Court Exhibition Center site for a possible relocation.
The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) on Wednesday published the updated version of its masterplan for the 40-acre, multi-billion-pound project in south-west London.
In fact, the site will be used to build 4,000 new homes, extensive retail and office space, three major event venues and a city park.
This follows reports in March that the ECDC had publicly rejected suggestions that the Premier League team’s owners could buy it.
And now they have decided again: “We categorically deny that there are any discussions with Chelsea FC about moving the stadium to the Earls Court site.”
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As a result, Chelsea will be forced to renovate Stamford Bridge.
However, building a new stadium on the same site is expected to take four years as capacity is expected to be increased to 61,000 from the current 41,000.
As a result, Chelsea would be forced to play elsewhere, at least temporarily.
But there is no credible place within three miles of her current home.
The club has not committed to building the current stadium, although it secured a land deal last month from the Stoll Veterans Housing Charity to purchase the 1.2-acre site adjacent to the site.
Any plan to build on site will require approval from the Chelsea Pitch Owners, a group of 13,000 fans who own the property.