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Chelsea could share London Stadium with West Ham

Chelsea could still potentially groundshare the London Stadium with West Ham when Stamford Bridge is knocked down and rebuilt.

The Sun claims Chelsea’s plans to spend four seasons playing at Wembley have been hit by Fulham owner Shahid Khan’s £1billion offer to buy the national stadium from the F.A and the gruelling demands of his potential incoming NFL franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Although building work is not likely to start at the Bridge until 2020, the scale of the project to erect a new 62,000-seater structure means Chelsea are preparing for a long-term lease elsewhere.

In a statement to the Sun newspaper, stadium-owners, E20 Stadium LLP, said: “We can confirm that another football club could play at the stadium.”

Neither Spurs nor Arsenal — who will boast stadiums with 60,000-plus capacities — will listen to approaches from Chelsea, while Twickenham has also been ruled out.

West Ham signed a stadium sharing agreement which means they have little say in who plays at the London Stadium as long as they get priority for their Premier League fixtures.  The Hammers would see their rent halved to £1.25m per year and receive a rebate of a percentage of the £15m they paid up front for the transformation costs.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Chelsea could share London Stadium with West Ham

  1. You couldn’t make it up. Already struggling for it to feel like home then this, should change our name to No Home Utd oh and don’t forget the crossed hammers and London underneath. Sold their soul and ours and it is coming back to haunt us!!

  2. Gold & Sullivan sold this dream to the fans and its nothing more than a never ending nightmare. Part of the dream was world class players, except they will be wearing all Blue. You can see Khan backing this plan as will Newham council who no longer have football as part the community they will agree seeing as it’s a big money spinner. The only losers are yet again WHU and I suppose the fans will be expected to lump it, but that what happens when you sell your soul and ground and buy a timeshare in a massive bus shelter.

  3. Parts of this don’t make sense even though it could actually go through.

    If Chelski were to play at the London stadium paying half the rent with West Ham paying the other half then the stadium owners are financially no better off. I could understand if both us and Chelski were paying the same 2.5 million each to use it for 24 games as the stadium owners would then be doubling their money??

    The only benefit in that deal having 2 teams play at the stadium every week would be the consessions and beverages as they would be used every week rather than every other week.

    How do you sort out season ticket holders seating when West ham/Chelski play in a League or cup match?

    Would there be a Chelski merchandise store next door to ours?

    Like i say, a lot of it doesn’t make sense…. which means it will probably happen…

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