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Stamford Bridge expansion: How many jobs will Chelsea's new stadium create?

The club has says there will be more employment at its new 60,000 capacity stadium

The new 60,000-seat Stamford Bridge stadium will create 122 new full time and full time equivalent (FTE) jobs.

The employment figures were provided as part of the planning application for the new stadium, which was given unanimous backing at a Hammersmith and Fulham Council committee meeting on Wednesday (January 11).

The figures also shows more than 1,000 people will be employed during the four-year construction process of the new stadium.

The current Stamford Bridge currently employs 403 full time staff and 2,281 casual and part-time staff. The club considers the part time work to be the equivalent to 404 FTE jobs, meaning an existing FTE workforce of 807 jobs.

These jobs will be temporarily lost when work on the new stadium takes place. And once completed the redeveloped Stamford Bridge would see a on-site full time employment reduced by 31 jobs - mainly because of the discontinuation of on-site hotel and leisure club facilities as part of the development.

But Chelsea forecast the increased scale and operations of the planned stadium will lead to an increase of 1,177 part time roles.

The planning application report reads: “Converting the part time jobs to FTE and combining these with the loss of full time jobs results in a combined increase in jobs by 122.”

Chelsea's vision for the new Stamford Bridge(Image: Herzog & de Meuron/Chelsea FC)

Chelsea has three years to being work on the stadium before permission given by the planning and development control committee expires.

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