US Embassy would embrace Chelsea as neighbor
LONDON (AP) -The U.S. Embassy says it would embrace Chelsea as neighbors if the European champions build a stadium near the embassy's planned new site in London.
Britain's Sun newspaper claimed Monday that U.S. diplomats complained about Chelsea's bid to buy Battersea Power Station with a view to building a 60,000-seat stadium on the site.
But the U.S. Embassy said in a statement to The Associated Press that "neither the U.S. Embassy in London nor the Department of State in Washington intervened to block the Chelsea Football Club's bid to buy the Battersea Power Station. In fact, the Embassy has been generally supportive of initiatives to bring development and jobs to the Wandsworth and Battersea areas.''
The U.S. is moving its embassy from Grosvenor Square, while Chelsea is exploring leaving Stamford Bridge.