Chelsea have been given the green light to build a new 60,000-seater stadium at Stamford Bridge after winning planning approval for the project.
The club's hopes of redeveloping their current home received a boost on Wednesday evening when Hammersmith and Fulham Council's planning and development control committee voted unanimously in favour of the scheme.
A statement on the club's official website, said:
The estimated £500million cost of the work would be funded by club owner Roman Abramovich, although there is still some way to go before it can begin.
Chelsea will still need full planning consent, which they hope to achieve by working closely with council officers, and to complete the detailed design of the stadium and finalise logistical plans for the site and the surrounding area.