TODD BOEHLY’S latest plan to improve Stamford Bridge appears to be a roaring success with Chelsea supporters.
The American owner has forked out over £1billion in transfer fees since taking charge just over a year ago.
The 49-year-old splashed over £300m for the third straight window last month as he looks to provide Mauricio Pochettino with all the tools needed to transform the Blues.
A host of upgrades have already occurred in and around the stadium since Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s takeover.
Now they want to erect two giant lion sculptures, as displayed on Chelsea’s badge, outside of the ground that will cost around £2m.
An application has been made to Hammersmith & Fulham Council seeking permission to erect one of the eight-foot lion sculptures on top of the security hut at the Britannia Gate.
And the other is being planned to be constructed on a plinth at the Stamford Gate.
The period of consultation is now open until next month and the new additions could be in place as soon as November should the Blues get the green light from council chiefs.
A Chelsea statement explaining the project said: “Chelsea FC changed ownership in May 2022 and its new owners have made a commitment to upgrading the Stadium’s facilities and appearance to positively transform the visitor experience.
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“Consistent with this approach, this application proposes to install sculptures at the Britannia and Stamford Gates, which will refresh the appearance of the Stadium’s entrances and draw upon the Club’s long history with an innovative artistic design.”
And the lions seem to be a huge hit with the Chelsea fanbase.
“Wow! That would be huge,” responded one supporter on social media.
Another called it a “great move” with a fellow Blue claiming the design was “cool”.
And another fan declared that “I love it already!”