Chelsea plan 60,000-seater stadium at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station.
The club says it can build a stadium within the power station. Photo: Oli Scarff, Reuters Pool

Chelsea Football Club has put in an offer to buy Battersea Power Station, so it can turn it into a 60,000-seater stadium.

The Blues announced today that they hoped to acquire the 39 acres of land for redevelopment - building shops, offices and a new home for the club.

They said in a statement: "Battersea Power Station is one of London's most famous buildings and has the potential to become one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world."

However, they stressed that no final decision had been made to leave Stamford Bridge. In any case, they will not be able to move unless they can convince the fan-led group, Chelsea Pitch Owners, who own the land beneath Stamford Bridge, to sell them back the freehold.

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