Tottenham are close to a deal to play home games at Wembley in the 2017-18 season while their new stadium is being built, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has announced.
Groundwork has already commenced on the new stadium and the work will mean that we need to play one season away from our spiritual home during the 2017-2018 campaign. Wembley is said to be top of Daniel Levy’s wishlist for a temporary home for Spurs, whilst there has also been speculation that Chelsea were also keen to use Wembley whilst building work is done to Stamford Bridge.
As work continues on the stadium there is speculation that the capacity of the current White Hart Lane stadium will be reduced from the current 36,284 which could also mean that next season’s Champions League matches for Spurs could also take place at Wembley.
“We are certainly in discussion with Spurs that they should come in for the full season when they’re rebuilding their stadium,” Dyke told Sky Sports HQ.
“I think we’re a long way down the path on reaching an agreement.
“I think there’s some discussion about whether they’ll play their Champions League games there at Wembley next year but I don’t know much about that.
“On the full season, I think we’re quite close to a deal.”
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