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Stamford Bridge expansion: Chelsea ask supporters to help design gates for iconic new stadium

Blues fans can enter a competition to put their own stamp on the new 60,000-seater ground, which is subject to planning permission

Chelsea Football Club are asking fans to design landmark gates for their new stadium.

The Premier League club will demolish Stamford Bridge and replace it with a 60,000-seater stadium, subject to planning approval from Hammersmith and Fulham Council .

If given approval, the Blues want the new Stamford Bridge Gates to sit prominently outside the stadium on Fulham Road, next to the railway line.

Chelsea’s home ground is named after the bridge which carries Fulham Road over the West London Railway Line at the south-east corner of the stadium.

As part of their new development plans, Chelsea are hoping to expand the actual bridge, linking Fulham Road directly to the East Stand.

The competition launched on February 22, with entries accepted before midday on March 24.

On April 15 a short-list of six will be selected and publicised by the Special Gates Committee. Two finalists will then be selected with the winner chosen in the stadium on May 15, when Chelsea host their last game of the season against current leaders Leicester.

Entries can be submitted by post to: Gates, Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Grounds, London SW6 1HS or online via the club website .

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