ExWHUEmployee, an insider, has criticized the news that West Ham United may have to share the London Stadium with Chelsea in the future, writes the FFC. According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea may need to find a new stadium location for the next four years as they plan to build a new stadium at Stamford Bridge with a potential capacity of 60,000 and a cost of up to £2bn. Twickenham rugby stadium, Craven Cottage, and Wembley have been suggested as possible venues for major Premier League matches and Champions League nights, but the London Stadium is also mentioned as a potential option. Ex expressed his opinion on the matter during The West Ham Way Podcast.
ExWHUEmployee said: “Chelsea are considering a ground share with us if they redevelop Stamford Bridge. Now, their new owners want to do a whole new makeup of the stadium which will apparently take four years to do.
“And one of the options about them doing that, whilst it’s being done, is that they’ll share a stadium with someone whilst the building work takes place.
“The London Stadium has been identified as one of those potential stadiums, apparently. I’ve not heard that from sources, I’ve just read it in the news like anyone else would have.
“But I thought that was quite interesting to highlight. And that could be a real, real interesting issue. If we’re in the Premier League and say both of us, and fixtures get cancelled and rearranged, and if we’re both in Europe as well, how all of that would work. It’d be awful.”
Dan Walker (Co-host) also said: “I’d be really, really disappointed if West Ham accepted that.”
Ex agreed, adding: “Yeah, me too. I mean, it would be horrendous.”