(Images) Chelsea unveil model of Stamford Bridge new stadium plans

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Chelsea have unveiled a model of their plans to build a 60,000 stadium on the site of Stamford Bridge, reports the Daily Mirror.

Owner Roman Abramovich is set to fund the development himself, in a venture separate to the Blues’ business. This will be a massive financial help to the side. The team itself will move to Wembley between 2017 and 2020 while the ground is built, as extensive demolition and reconstruction of their current home will be needed to improve it.

If the plans go ahead they will be a massive boost to the London based club, who currently have a smaller ground than rivals Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City. This holds back their ability to earn money from match days, which is especially important while Financial Fair Play is in force.

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The model shows the stadium in 3D, giving fans something to get excited about. Will this rival the Gunners’ Emirates Stadium or the Red Devils’ Old Trafford?

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