London: Chelsea to share Twickenham once revamp starts?

source: BBC.co.uk

London: Chelsea to share Twickenham once revamp starts? Premier League’s largest stadium again in London? That’s possible if Chelsea leave Stamford Bridge for Twickenham. The stadium’s operator confirmed interest from The Blues.

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Yesterday the RFU confirmed Chelsea’s interest in sharing Twickenham with the national rugby team. The 82,000-seat stadium might become the largest throughout the Premier League, should an agreement follow this initial interest.

TwickenhamPhoto: Antonio Cinotti (cc: by-nc-nd)

"We are regularly contacted by a variety of organisations, within and outside sport, on a wide range of opportunities concerning use of what we believe is a world-class stadium," the RFU said in a statement. "We have had an enquiry from Chelsea FC, but have not had any discussions of any substance”.

Chelsea are contemplating a potential one-season relocation, if their current home goes for expansion. Stamford Bridge is currently undergoing evaluation and is hoped to be feasible to grow by even 20,000 seats.

Chelsea revealed the plan in June as their bids to secure land in Battersea and Earls Court both failed, leaving no plot in the vicinity to build a new stadium on.

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