By Chris Wright
Chelsea have confirmed via their official website that they have submitted a bid to acquire the Battersea Power Station site in order to build a new 60,000-seater stadium on said land.
The club have announced they along with their ‘property development partners’ Almacantar are hoping to acquire the 39 acres of land, which they plan to redevelop if, as and when they should decide to up-sticks and leave Stamford Bridge. We’re not sure if Pink Floyd are willing to throw in the inflatable pig.
Chelsea also set about outlining their intentions; retail outlets, accomodation, offices, yadda yadda yadda – though our inquisitive eye was immediately drawn to this particular excerpt from the statement:
“The four iconic chimneys and wash towers along with the Grade II listed west turbine hall and control room will be restored and retained in their original locations and provide a unique architectural backdrop to a world-class stadium with a capacity of around 60,000 seats.”
A chimney on each corner, pitch in the middle? This needs to happen as, by our reckoning, it would look unbe-friggin’-awesomeable.
Names, names, names. We need names people. How about the ‘Battersea Drogs Home’?
The Beeb have further details should you require them.