Spurs put Wembley contingency plans in place

Tottenham could play at Wembley for over a year if building work on their new stadium takes longer than planned, reports say.

Tottenham: Spurs put Wembley contingency plans in placeTottenham: Spurs put Wembley contingency plans in place

Although no official agreement is yet in place, Spurs are hoping to play their Champions League games at the national stadium next season before they then plan to ‘move in’ to Wembley full-time the season after while work on their new 61,000 stadium continues.

The club have a timeline of completing the new stadium in time for it to open for the start of the 2018-19 season, after spending the 2017-18 campaign playing away from the current White Hart Lane site.

However, if building work over-runs, the London Evening Standard says Spurs already have a contingency plan in place and expect to be allowed to remain at Wembley for as long as it takes the new venue to be finished.

One possible stumbling block could be that Premier League rivals Chelsea have also expressed a tentative interest in using Wembley some time between 2017-19 as they upgrade their Stamford Bridge home but, so far, the Blues have not put together a definitive timescale on their stadium redevelopment plans.

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