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Hi. Here is a first *rough* colour render. I've so many things to fix on this image, but thought I'd show you what progress has been made.

The design of the four new stands will take their inspiration not from the uniform style of most recent stadiums, but from the buttresses, pillars and gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey in whose

It'll be close to 65k. 2 Bridges, 1 to West Brompton and 1 to the back of Fulham Broadway. They will lower the ground. Wembley is looking the most likely temp ground.

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Chelsea have not ruled out the possibility of staying at Stamford Bridge while it is being rebuilt. (Evening Standard) #CFC

Chelsea will also consider carry on fulfilling their fixtures at their home of the past 110 years as each stand is built one at a time. (ES)

The same policy they employed when the ground was converted into an all-seater venue during the reign of former #CFC chairman Ken Bates (ES)

#CFC have been in talks with RFU about playing at Twickenham, but such a move has already been met with fierce resistance by local residents

#CFC will also consider Wembley, but face the same problem as #THFC, who already made enquiries into playing there for when WHL developed.

Brent Council limits Wembley into hosting 37 events each year due to issues such as noise, policing and parking. (ES) #CFC

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Mourinho: "Stamford Bridge is always full and we feel that need [to expand]. I trust Mr Abramovich and the board" #CFC (Evening Standard)

Mourinho on stadium expansion: "We will have capacity for more fans & I think that is what Chelsea are waiting for." #CFC (Evening Standard)

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I still hope we take a look at safe standing.

It would give us a much bigger capacity.

Having a new ground will also let us have a move around. Back when half of the Shed end was taken from us and given to away supporters we had many beer fueled meetings to discuss just what we was going to do about it. As there was nowhere near enough room for us all it seemed logical for us all to just swap ends. But we couldnt all agree. so some stayed, some went into the East stand some went into West and majority are in MH.

Which meant all of our more vocal lads are split up thus making home games not as boisterous as away games as we all get together in one place for those. I only see some lads at away games as they arent in the MH.

Being all back in one place again would be great and IF we were also sitting/standing with railway seats would make it even better.

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I still hope we take a look at safe standing.

It would give us a much bigger capacity.

The Football Supporters Federation reckon safe standing gives an extra 12% capacity for any given space in a stadium. So the overall increase wouldn't be dramatic but it would still be worth it if it's possible.

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The Football Supporters Federation reckon safe standing gives an extra 12% capacity for any given space in a stadium. So the overall increase wouldn't be dramatic but it would still be worth it if it's possible.

It would help alot. And as the last numbers I saw was that 96% of Chelsea supporters wanted it and as the law states that only seating must be provided for every supporter then I really cant see why we arent pushing for it.

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It would help alot. And as the last numbers I saw was that 96% of Chelsea supporters wanted it and as the law states that only seating must be provided for every supporter then I really cant see why we arent pushing for it.

It'll need a change in the law and I can't see Parliament getting around to it, even if a majority of MPs would be in favour, which is questionable.

Personally I'm against it but I recognise that this puts me in the minority.

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It'll need a change in the law and I can't see Parliament getting around to it, even if a majority of MPs would be in favour, which is questionable.

Personally I'm against it but I recognise that this puts me in the minority.

Used to love the terraces back in the day. White Wall and the middle of the Shed. Not against standing per say but at my age and my back it's a no no for me.

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It'll need a change in the law and I can't see Parliament getting around to it, even if a majority of MPs would be in favour, which is questionable.

Personally I'm against it but I recognise that this puts me in the minority.

But it doesnt need a change in the law

5. The legalities - what has to change?

  • It is unclear whether a change in the law is required to introduce rail-seated safe standing areas into the Premier League or Championship. Many fans believe ‘persistent standing’ is illegal but this is not the case. The law only dictates that clubs should provide seats for all supporters, not that supporters must sit on them. The point is confirmed by the DCMS: “At no point has it been
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the terraces were so much better atmosphere..it`s mad to think that probably atleast 50% of TalkChelsea have never stood on a terrace.

we used to get away with a lot when we could lose ourselves in the mass of bodies..the Shed end has lost it`s soul since they seated it.

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Used to love the terraces back in the day. White Wall and the middle of the Shed. Not against standing per say but at my age and my back it's a no no for me.

Was a White Waller myself. Loved it but, for me, standing ramps up the testosterone levels. Outright hooliganism, racism and other assorted misbehaviour blighted our game for more than two decades and I don't think we are completely out of the woods yet. I'm not especially worried about violence in the ground, I think modern systems could help clubs keep a lid on that, but I am concerned about people returning to the excitable days.

The ugly atmosphere that often surrounded football in the bad old days was horrible to live through and it emptied grounds all over the country. Each and ever one of the measures which were introduced as counter measures were opposed by fan groups and football people but every one has worked well. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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the terraces were so much better atmosphere..it`s mad to think that probably atleast 50% of TalkChelsea have never stood on a terrace.

we used to get away with a lot when we could lose ourselves in the mass of bodies..the Shed end has lost it`s soul since they seated it.

I agree with all of this but I'm still not in favour.

On the atmosphere, it's been an issue for our club for decades. People used to say the reason The Bridge lacked passion was because the terracing was so far from the pitch. I never bought that argument and I don't believe that the hope of improving atmosphere is a good enough reason to bring standing back.

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But it doesnt need a change in the law

5. The legalities - what has to change?

  • It is unclear whether a change in the law is required to introduce rail-seated safe standing areas into the Premier League or Championship. Many fans believe ‘persistent standing’ is illegal but this is not the case. The law only dictates that clubs should provide seats for all supporters, not that supporters must sit on them. The point is confirmed by the DCMS: “At no point has it been

Thanks UJ, useful info. That's one for the lawyers.

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Thanks UJ, useful info. That's one for the lawyers.

Theres also a civil law. whereas the goverment only states there should be a seat for everyone theres no law that says we have to sit down.

And I'm sure theres plenty of others that have seen like me our over zealous stewards over using their powers in telling people to sit down. And people having received letters from the club warning them to do so.

I know of mates that never sit down at their grounds.

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It'll be close to 65k. 2 Bridges, 1 to West Brompton and 1 to the back of Fulham Broadway. They will lower the ground. Wembley is looking the most likely temp ground.

How many seasons away est?

Sounds like we're gonna use the 50k loophole then.

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