Spurs 2018/19 Wembley Champions League option

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Dom Le Roy

According to The London Evening Standard Spurs will have the option to play any number of next season’s Champions League group games at Wembley if our new stadium is not ready in time for the start of the  competition.

The article says we could return to the national stadium as one of a number of contingencies if the construction of our new 61,500-seater home overruns and while would need permission from the Premier League to host top-flight fixtures in two different stadiums in the same season, Uefa has no set rules about playing every European match at the same venue.

The article goes on to say the club have held talks with the European governing body about playing one, two or all three group matches at Wembley before then moving to our yet-to-be-named new stadium if they qualify for the Champions League or Europa League knockouts.

It adds how clubs have until 5th June to submit official entry documents to Uefa, including a stadium safety certificate issued by the Football Association. However, the club should be able to submit the stadium documents to Uefa at a later date and they could yet open the ground with a Champions League game.

The club is considering beginning next season with a run of four away matches in the league, but Uefa cannot guarantee us an away start or allow them to reverse a fixture with an opponent. The first Champions League group games take place on 18-19 September, following four rounds of Premier League matches.

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