Move would be Bridge too far – Buck

The Blues are dominating English football on the field after

winning both the Premier League and FA Cup trophies last season and

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are sitting pretty at top this term after

seven games. But the West Londoners’ lie eighth in the table when

it comes to attendance averages and a move away from the Bridge has

long been mentioned to help them compete with the type of revenues

Manchester United and Arsenal command from their gate receipts. And

while Buck admits Chelsea will never rule out leaving their

105-year home, the Blues chairman insists the capital outfit are

making up for a smaller capacity venue by focusing on revenue from

commercial activity, sponsorship and new media. He told Sky Sports

News.”There is a lot of history and tradition here at Stamford

Bridge. “The club has been here since 1905 and so it’s very

difficult for us to make the philosophical decision that we are

going to move on. “Certainly we wouldn’t leave West London or

thereabouts and there are very few sites available. “We have to do

things with our other commercial activities to make up the deficit

that is created by the fact we don’t have a 60,000 seat stadium. “I

can’t say that we will never move or have a new stadium but at the

moment, it’s not at the front of our agenda. “What’s at the front

of our agenda is increasing our commercial activities, increasing

how our sponsors and increasing how we use new media.”