New drawings and a model of a Chelsea’s proposed 60,000-seater stadium have gone on display at Stamford Bridge.
The exhibition, which started on Tuesday (September 1) and is running until Thursday (September 3), features improved images of the rough sketches previously released by the club of its ‘cathedral of sport’.
Running between midday and 8pm in the West Stand, the exhibition is allowing fans and residents a chance to view the plans and designs in greater detail than ever before.
Chelsea is looking to expand Stamford Bridge from its current 41,798 capacity and exploring the possibility of temporarily moving to Wembley while the new stadium is built.
According to plans on display this week, the new stadium will allow fans to exit it directly to Fulham Broadway station - currently all fans have to alight onto Fulham Road.
Stadium proposals had included a reduction in car parking in the underground facility - from 276 spaces to 100. The car park is also in public use most of the year (337 days).
But feedback revealed support for retaining the existing level of parking spaces available on a daily basis and, as a result, the club has amended its plans to provide 250 parking bays.
A Chelsea spokesman said at the exhibition that changes had been kept to a minimum in general as the club had been in contact over a lengthy period with its neighbours and working closely with them.
The June consultation saw 1,691 visit the exhibition, with 1,175 feedback forms left and a total of 78 emails received. Results showed 92% of respondents ‘strongly support’ (827) or ‘like the ideas’ (254) in the proposals to expand the stadium capacity. Forty were ‘undecided’, 22 ‘not convinced’ and 17 ‘not in favour’.
The exhibition showed the three scale models of Stamford Bridge stadium from 1905, to present day, and to future proposals.