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Chelsea Stamford Bridge expansion: Watch a 3D render of new-look stadium design

Unofficial creation gives fans a glimpse of what new ground could be like

(Image: Neil Vano)

A video has emerged online of a 3D rendering of Chelsea’s proposed design for their new-look Stamford Bridge stadium.

The unofficial creation, uploaded by Youtube user Neil Vano, showcases his interpretation of the sketches of the expansion which went on display earlier this month.

Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been commissioned by Blues owner Roman Abramovich to transform the west London ground into a 60,000-seater ground.

Estimates have priced the expansion works at £500million and will feature a three-tiered stack of terraces and is inspired by the design of Westminster Abbey.

Herzog has described his vision for the Bridge of having the feeling of “a castle, or a medieval walled village … something you wouldn’t find anywhere else” and features heavy brickwork and soaring vaults.

Watch the unofficial video of Chelsea's expansion plans:

Stamford Bridge 3D render (unofficial)

An elevated brick bridge will connect the stadium to nearby Fulham Road and the whole design is wrapped in concrete and brick columns that evoke thoughts of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium.

Building work is anticipated to take around three years to complete and Chelsea have held initial discussions with Wembley about using the home of football during this period.

Chelsea would be looking to move in for the start of the 2017-18 campaign and have also been considering Twickenham as a potential venue while improvements are made to the Bridge.

However, Wembley appears to be the preferred choice and a loophole in an agreement with Brent Council will allow the Blues to host an unlimited number of fixtures at the home of football.

There are restrictions on the number of events allowed to be hosted at the national stadium while at its full capacity but these are null and void if attendance is kept at no more than 50,800 per match.

Chelsea's new-look Stamford Bridge Stadium in pictures:

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