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SBD Global/January 25, 2013/Facilities
Earls Court Developers Say New Chelsea Stadium Not Wanted In Their District
Published January 25, 2013
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ANOTHER OBSTACLE: ESPN noted this is "a second hammer blow to Chelsea's hopes of securing a move from Stamford Bridge," after a Malaysian firm beat them to the site of the old Battersea Power Station last year. The obstacles to any potential ground move "do not end with the search for a site to build a stadium." The club has "yet to resolve a dispute with the club supporters," who own part of the Stamford Bridge side as part of their Chelsea pitch owner's share scheme. A prolonged stay at Chelsea's historic 42,000-capacity home "seems inevitable in the immediate future" (ESPN, 1/23).