Bats may fail to expand Stamford bridge

Летучие мыши могут не дать расширить Стэмфорд Бридж

Guide Chelsea was faced with the problem of expansion of their home stadium.

Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich wants to increase the capacity of the home stadium of the London team to 60 000 seats (now Stamford bridge holds 41 663).

Летучие мыши могут не дать расширить Стэмфорд Бридж
Should look like new Stamford bridge

However, representatives of the local community for the protection of animals is afraid that the expansion of the stadium will affect the population of bats in the region. The fact that the expansion plan, the stadium tailgating close to local Brompton cemetery, where many of these animals.

Local planners want clearly explained how the stadium expansion will not affect the fauna that lives in the cemetery.

“We have little information on the impact of artificial lighting on bats, and unknown to us lighting design at the new stadium,” said the Council of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Chelsea were going to play on the upgraded Stamford bridge in 2020, but now the reconstruction of the stadium may be delayed.

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