Wembley move may not be easy – Mabbutt

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Ex-Spurs captain Gary Mabbutt says a temporary move to Wembley while the club’s new stadium is built may not be easy.

A legal wrangle means that the club will have to spend a year away from White Hart Lane.  We had been scheduled to move to the 56,250-capacity new home at the start of the 2017-18 season.

A poll of 2,000 fans carried out by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust found 85% would be happy with a year-long move to Wembley, while Stadium MK has also been mentioned as a possible venue.

“It’s not quite as easy as just deciding where we’d like to play.” Mabbutt told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“There is a lot of due diligence on the schedule of Wembley. They have concerts, they have other sporting events taking place,”

“You’re looking at other stadiums. Will it be big enough? Will it be acceptable for our fans? Is the pitch going to be the right size? Every team decides on the size due to the way they play. All these things will have to be taken into consideration.”

The press asked Arsene Wenger the question of a ground share with rivals Arsenal at the Emirates.

He said: “Geographically it is a solution, it is a very sensitive subject but I don’t think it will happen,”

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