Tottenham Hotspur will play UEFA Champions League games at Wembley Stadium next season after agreeing to a deal with the venue, according to the BBC.
Spurs will play domestic home games at White Hart Lane in 2016–17, but the club can also play its home matches for all competitions at Wembley in 2017–18 while construction on the new stadium is completed.
The move is temporary while the club constructs a £400 million stadium adjacent to White Hart Lane. The club expects the new stadium to be ready for the 2018–19 season.
“Our season ticket waiting list is over 50,000 so this now also offers us a great opportunity to provide more of our supporters with a chance to see the team play live during our Champions League campaign,“ club chairman Daniel Levy said, according to the BBC. “Importantly, as we know it was our fans' preference, it means that we can play our home matches in London during our season away.”
Spurs had previously been rumored to be considering playing home matches at MK Dons’ home ground, which is around 50 miles from White Hart Lane.
This season, Tottenham qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2010–11. Spurs finished third in the Premier League with 70 points.
- Stanley Kay