Chelsea and Twickenham: Your thoughts on a potential "temporary" move?
Over the weekend it has become apparent that Chelsea are looking to push forward plans for redeveloping Stamford Bridge after a spokesper...
Over the weekend it has become apparent that Chelsea are looking to push forward plans for redeveloping Stamford Bridge after a spokesperson for Twickenham Stadium revealed contact had been made.
I just wonder how the Chelsea fans that travel to Stamford Bridge week in, week out would feel about a possible move?
We have to remember that it's only speculation at the moment but it's clear that we WILL need to move elsewhere in order for the ground to be re-developed as planned. Chelsea would lose far too much money if they had to close one of the stands for a season so to me, Twickenham is a good option.
Twickenham Stadium would be ideal, almost double the capacity of Stamford Bridge and only 30 minutes or so away from where we are now. I understand for some people it could be a real issue and parking isn't the best either.
As I live close to the area, I can confirm that traffic will be a total nightmare in areas such as the A316 which runs parallel to the ground and the local roads surrounding the ground. People will be looking to come via the A4/M4 and be prepared for long delays.
There is a British Rail station approx 15 minutes walk away from the ground which will be handy for many people who use the over ground services.
The question remains whether or not people would be happy to put up with all this for a season with a view for the long term and a better Stamford Bridge.
What do you think?