Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Captain backs future away from Stamford Bridge
John Terry has made an emotional plea for Chelsea fans to back the club's bid to repurchase the freehold of Stamford Bridge. Blues captain Terry - who is also a lifelong supporter - spoke out amid what appeared to be growing opposition to the proposal to buy out Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO), a plan that is being seen as a precursor to a move to a new 60,000-seater stadium. Terry, who is also president of CPO, told fans: "Obviously, I have great memories of Stamford Bridge. But what excites me is the thought of my kids, who are Chelsea through and through, being able to grow up watching the team play in a big stadium. We're talking about the next generation of kids beyond that as well. It excites me because I know for sure that we can grow. It's not hidden that other clubs throughout Europe have gone out and bought sites for big stadiums."
source: Chelsea (official)