Stamford Bridge is one of the oldest football grounds with a rich legacy, dating back to the 28thof April 1877. Located in Fulham - London, it served as an athletics venue for the London Athletic Club for 27 years.
In 1904, the new owners transformed the modest ground into a football arena that was commissioned on the 12.5-acre site and designed by the renowned Scottish architect Archibald Leitch. In 1905, the rebuilt stadium became the second-largest in the UK with a capacity of 100,000 spectators. It consisted of one covered seating stand and a large open bowl of terraces covering the other three sides.
The stadium was initially offered to Fulham Football Club but was turned down. Instead, in 1905, Stamford Bridge became home to the Chelsea Football Club which was established that same year.
Back in 2015 Chelsea announced plans for the redevelopment of the Stamford Bridge site, and earlier this year, the £500 million project got the green light from the local city council and mayor of London.
The stadium designed by Herzog & De Meuron architects will accommodate up to 60,000 spectators and will include a direct link to the ground from Fulham Broadway Station. It is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021/22 season.
Stamford Bridge is centrally-located in London in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Find out more about Stamford Bridge: http://www.chelseafc.com/the-club/history/style/stadium-history.html