Blues deny new stadium talk

09 November 2008 01:56
Chelsea have denied reports suggesting that they are considering leaving Stamford Bridge and moving to a new stadium in Battersea. Chelsea have been linked with moves to new grounds in the past, but insist there is no truth in the current runmours. A statement from the club read: "This story is total nonsense. Chelsea is not actively considering moving to this site in Battersea. "Chelsea has been linked with a whole host of high-profile sites in London before, including this one. "We are approached on a regular basis by developers and others with a commercial interest in driving up the price of property. "The architects HOK have not been commissioned by Chelsea to build a stadium and do not work for the club. Their approach was unsolicited. "Chelsea's position on stadium development is very clear. We will not be considering moving away from our present stadium until all possibilities of redeveloping Stamford Bridge are exhausted. "Most people are well aware of the difficulties involved in redeveloping Stamford Bridge."

Source: ESA