Wembley under consideration for Spurs next season

22 Apr

Spurs could play Champions League home matches at Wembley next season if White Hart Lane’s capacity is cut during rebuilding work.


Tottenham: Wembley under consideration for Spurs next seasonTottenham: Wembley under consideration for Spurs next season

Spurs plan to move into their £400 million home at the start of the 2018-19 campaign but have been told part of the current North Stand may have to be removed next year for the project to stay on track.

That would mean a reduction in capacity at White Hart Lane next season, just as Mauricio Pochettino’s side look set to return to Europe’s premier competition.

The club are considering staging Champions League matches elsewhere, and Wembley is being discussed. It is, however, only one option on the table and no decision has yet been reached.

Another possible solution would be to install temporary seating at White Hart Lane to cover the reduced capacity, which currently stands at 36,284.

Tottenham are confident they will secure Wembley as a temporary home for the 2017-18 season and talks with the FA are at an advanced stage.

Under the FA’s agreement with Brent Council, the national stadium is restricted to hosting 37 events per year with a full 90,000 capacity but an unlimited number can be held when capacity is less than 50,000, which would allow Spurs to play a full season at the ground.

Chelsea are also keen to play at Wembley while they build their own new stadium but the Blues are behind Tottenham in their plans and may have to accept a ground-share with their London rivals to do so.

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