Chelsea’s plans to expand their Stamford Bridge home will move forward next week when the club hosts an exhibition.
The English champions are looking to redevelop their west London home by increasing its capacity to around 60,000.
Building work is anticipated to take around three years to complete and the Blues are close to sealing an agreement with Wembley to use their national stadium during this period.
There are restrictions on the number of events allowed to be hosted at Wembley while at its full capacity but these are null and void if attendance is kept at no more than 50,800 per match.
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The FA have been sounded out and have agreed in principle to the move and that only leaves the Premier League to give their blessing.
Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been commissioned by Blues owner Roman Abramovich to transform the existing stadium into a £500million “cathedral of sport”.
Chelsea unveiled their plans for the Bridge when fans and people living next to the ground in Fulham were shown drawings at a consultation meeting in June.
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The Blues are now set to feedback the findings of that process, along with consequent information on the expansion proposals, at a stadium capacity expansion exhibition starting on Tuesday.
Further opportunities for Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO) and residents to attend the exhibition have been scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday at the SW6 venue.
No building work can take place without the club first obtaining planning permission and then the consent of the CPO, who own the freehold of the site, with an estimated start date of May 2017.