London venue Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea Football Club, has announced plans to upgrade its meetings, events and hospitality spaces in the West Stand ahead of the 2017/2018 season.

The stadium’s overhaul of the West Stand, home to 50 separate event spaces accommodating up to 1,000 visitors,  has been designed to enhance the overall guest experience, ensuring the venue continues to provide a world-class offering.

The transformation includes upgrades to the stadium’s main gate entrances on the Fulham Road as well as significant renovation of its Millennium reception – leading to the venue’s Directors’ Lounge, Millennium Suites, Executive Boxes and premium conference suites. Enhancements are also planned for its West Stand entrance and main club reception.

Core meetings and event spaces within the stadium’s West Stand will be given a makeover, including new and improved lighting, fixtures and fittings and ceilings and floorings, providing a more modern and neutral palette to cater to clients’ evolving needs.

Chris Townsend OBE, commercial director at Stamford Bridge, commented: “Due to our prime location close to some of the most fashionable hot-spots in London and our flexible facilities onsite, our iconic stadium remains popular for a full range of events from high profile board meetings to corporate conferences, award ceremonies and more informal team building and training events.  Our reputation for award-winning hospitality and events means demand is strong and we are delighted to embark on this programme of renovation to ensure we continue to stand out in the market and offer a quality, memorable experience for our guests.”

Planned upgrades, due for completion at the beginning of the 2017/2018 season, also include enhanced commemorative signage throughout the site.