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We live near Premier League ground & it's awful… rowdy fans use our gardens as toilets but it’s not the biggest problem | The Sun
IT'S been a fixture in Chelsea for almost 200 years, but the future of Stamford Bridge has been thrown into doubt.
Club co-owner Todd Boehly wants to ditch the old arena and move the team to a new state-of-the-art ground – possibly in a different location.
The current venue can hold around 40,000 fans – far less capacity than other top Premier League clubs, but still enough to cause chaos on game days in the affluent south west London neighbourhood.
And the thought of double the amount of supporters traipsing along the streets of Fulham fills residents with dread.
Following the Blues' Tuesday night victory against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, The Sun headed down the next morning to chat to locals about the realities of living next to the famous ground.
Liz Miller, 66, has been a resident there for decades and revealed her surprising bugbear on match days.
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"When Chelsea are playing at home you can't buy a bottle of wine in any of the shops around here," she tells us.
"It's really irritating, especially if you don't follow football."
She adds: "The fans are a lot better behaved than they used to be."
Liz, who walks her dog Sherlock every day near the ground, says she loves the crowds the stadium draws – but isn't thrilled when the roads end up gridlocked.
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