The project which is estimated to cost £500m will be funded by the Russian oligarchy Roman Abramovic.
Chelsea hope to increase the capacity of Stamford bridge to 60,000 seats. 

The bid received a huge boost last night when  Hammersmith and Fulham council unanimously agreed for the redevelopment of Stamford bridge.

Now,Chelsea need the backing of London Mayor Sadiq Khan to cross the final hurdle before the project can take off.

​Chelsea wrote on their official website:  Over the past 12 months we have consulted widely with neighbouring residents, local businesses, statutory authorities and continued to work closely with the council.

Tonight the council’s planning committee considered the application and we are grateful that planning permission was granted for the redevelopment of our historic home.
The committee decision does not mean that work can begin on site. This is just the latest step, although a significant one, that we have to take before we can commence work, including obtaining various other permissions.
We will continue to inform you of progress throughout this process.
Thank you for your continued support.