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Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Redevelopment Costs Rise To £1B

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 20 / 17

Chelsea "significantly increased the projected cost of redeveloping Stamford Bridge" to more than £1B ($1.32B), which would make it the most expensive stadium in Europe, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIMES. The club has "yet to revea...

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