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FA backs Chelsea & Spurs using Wembley

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Stamford Bridge & White Hart Lane will undergo re-development

The FA has leant its support to Chelsea and Tottenham over using Wembley , their grounds are being re-developed.

Both clubs propose to enlarge their stadiums in the coming years, with Chelsea set to have to vacate Stamford Bridge for at least two seasons, and Spurs set to play the 2017/18 season away from White Hart Lane.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn has said that the governing body would support the two clubs using the National Stadium, as it would create money to reinvest in grassroots football.

They may face opposition from the Premier League who say teams can’t play at 1+ venue over a season

He said: “We have an obligation to football. I’m not talking specific clubs but it’s in our interest as an association for clubs to re-develop their grounds, make superb facilities and if it’s possible to help them in that transition by using Wembley we are absolutely supportive of that.

“I won’t comment on clubs but if that’s an opportunity then we will follow it. We are there to provide help.

“I think we can run the FA for less costs and we can raise more. There’s a range of things. Wembley is primarily a football stadium and football matches are more profitable to run than concerts and other things. We are the national stadium and seeking to use it more is what we are all about.”

The two London clubs could also face difficulty from Brent Council, which currently allow just 37 live events a year at Wembley, including sporting events.

 

 

 

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