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Chelsea Consider Twickenham Move for 2016/17 Season Whilst Stamford Bridge Undergoes Expansion

Blues ready to make nearby temporary move.

Chelsea are considering a short term move to Rugby venue Twickenham for the 2016/17 season according to the Metro.

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The Stamford Bridge side have entered talks with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) ahead of a possible temporary switch to the nearby venue, which holds capacity for 82,000 spectators, for one season.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich had initially planned for the possibility of moving Chelsea away from Stamford Bridge all together but is now looking to redevelop Stamford Bridge.

The idea is to increase Chelsea’s current capacity from it’s current 41,800 to 60,000.

The RFU have released a statement on the matter.

‘We are regularly contacted by a variety of organisations, within and outside sport, on a wide range of opportunities concerning the use of what we believe is a world-class stadium. We have had an enquiry from Chelsea FC but have not had any discussions of any substance.

‘While we don’t comment on any specific confidential conversations, each request is taken on its merit, assessing a variety of factors, such as the effect on the pitch, availability, transport and local considerations and other important implications.’

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