Chelsea Football Club has been given permission by the Mayor of London to build a new £500m 60,000-seat stadium.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council approved the plans in January to demolish the current 41,600-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium.
The mayor has the final say on major planning applications in London.
Earlier, Sadiq Khan
said the “high quality and spectacular design” would add to the capital’s “fantastic array of sporting arenas”.
He continued: “Having taken a balanced view of the application, I’m satisfied this is a high-quality and spectacular design which will significantly increase capacity within the existing site, as well as ensuring fans can have easy access from nearby transport connections.
“I’m confident this new stadium will be a jewel in London’s sporting crown and will attract visitors and football fans from around the world.”
The plans include an elevated walkway from Fulham Broadway station, plus a £12m investment from the club in community activities, such as employment and skills training, as well as a contribution of £3.75m towards affordable housing in the borough.
Chelsea FC said it was “delighted” with the decision.
“Following a review by mayor of London Sadiq Khan, we are delighted he has chosen to support the council’s decision.”