Stamford Bridge, the home of famous Chelsea Football Club celebrates 140 years of existence today. Although today Stamford Bridge is known as the stadium where Chelsea Footballl club play their home football matches it has a longer history than that.

Stamford Bridge is certainly a stadium with a few stories to tell. Since its doors opened in 1877, it has hosted athletics, greyhound racing, speedway, boxing, cricket, baseball, American football and, of course, football.
Chelsea moved there in 1905 and it’s been their home ever since, through all manner of triumphs and moments of despair.

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Below are facts you didnt know about the famous stadium;
Stamford Bridge opened its doors in 1877 and was originally used as an athletics venue

Chelsea Football Club became tenants in 1905 and have played at the west London stadium ever since

The ground has hosted many events over the years, including cricket, speedway and greyhound racing

It has hosted three FA Cup finals and a number of England international matches
Plans are afoot for a massive redevelopment that will increase the capacity to 60,000 by 2021


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