CHELSEA CONSIDER TWICKENHAM STAY WHILE STAMFORD BRIDGE IS REDEVELOPED

Chelsea have contacted the Rugby Football Union to discuss the possibility of playing at Twickenham in the future.

The Blues are considering an expansion of Stamford Bridge that could mean they need a temporary home for one season.

The Bridge currently holds just over 40,000 people, with the new project set to take the overall capacity above the 60,000 mark.

The club have spoken with the RFU over the possibility of playing at the 82,000-seated Twickenham, home of the England Rugby Union national side.

The RFU confirmed that they had received contact from Chelsea in a statement, but said they had not held official talks.

“We are regularly contacted by a variety of organisations, within and outside sport, on a wide range of opportunities concerning use of what we believe is a world-class stadium,” the statement read.

“We have had an enquiry from Chelsea FC but have not had any discussions of any substance.”

Posted on 30/09/2014