Chelsea FC launched a bid today for the Battersea power station, the club’s first bold step towards securing a venue in which to construct a new stadium.
Chelsea has been in search of a new stadium for some time now, as the historic Stamford Bridge is transitioning out of being traditional and becoming just plain out of date. The 46,000 seats it currently holds is by far the smallest of Europe’s major powers, giving the club a sizable disadvantage in terms of revenue at the gate.
The Battersea power station could be developed into a 60,000-seat venue for much cheaper than the reported £600 million it would cost to renovate Stamford Bridge to hold that amount.
Here are four things about the Battersea power station you did not know.