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Chelsea FC Refuses To Trade Away Stamford Bridge Name

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — While the iconic British football club Chelsea is seeking a major sponsorship partner to help finance their proposed new stadium, they aren't willing to trade away the historic venue's name.

According to the Evening Standard, the team is seeking to build a new 60,000-capacity stadium on the grounds of their current home field, Stamford Bridge, with an initial cost projection of £500 million.

The team is seeking sponsorship partners for the new venue, are insisting that the traditional name Stamford Bridge will be kept for the new field.

The original Stamford Bridge Stadium was constructed in 1876 and most recently renovated in 1997.

The team is currently playing in Wembley Stadium until the newest iteration of Stamford Bridge is constructed, with work expected to start in 2019 at the earliest.