From TheChels.info - The Chelsea Football Club WikiStamford Bridge, the 140-acre site also comprises the club's medical, rehabilitation and media facilities.
Following the aquisition of the club by Roman Abramovich in 2003, the need for a new training ground was identified as a key area for investment. The previous training ground at Harlington was seen as inadequate, and the site was not owned by Chelsea.
The club moved to Cobham in 2005, and building at the site, which was designed by AFL Architects, was completed in 2007. The Academy and Community Pavilion was unveiled on Saturday 23 August 2008.
Aside from use as a training facility, Cobham hosts some reserve and youth team matches, in addition to games featuring teams from the local community. Since 2008, Cobham has also hosted an annual tournament of the club's supporters, representing teams comprised of members of fan groups or websites.
The nearest railway station is Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon, with services operated by South West Trains. It is situated on the New Guildford Line, and is served by trains between London Waterloo and Guildford, with approximate journey times of 40 minutes from London Waterloo and trains running every half hour at peak times.
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