Spurs are on their way to Wembley, connected by EE, next season

Saturday 28 May 2016
Wembley connected by EE

The Football Association and Tottenham Hotspur FC today confirm an agreement has been reached for the Premier League club to host its European fixtures at Wembley for the 2016-17 season with an option to hire the stadium for the entire 2017-18 campaign.

FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn said: "Having Tottenham at Wembley for big European nights next season is a welcome opportunity for us to further the stadium’s position as a world-class venue. As well as helping the club and its fans, it will benefit London and English football in general with our commitment to reinvesting all profits back into the game.

"The increased revenue will particularly help us meet our targets for improving coaching and grassroots facilities and growing participation. We were already on a strong financial footing, which allowed us to reinvest £117m back into the game at all levels last season."

Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy said: "We are delighted that, through working in partnership with WNSL and The Football Association, we have been able to reach this agreement. Given the current reduction in capacity at White Hart Lane for next season and the ticketing requirements for Champions League, playing at Wembley will mean that we can continue to accommodate all of our existing Season Ticket holders. 

"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. 

"Importantly, as we know it was our fans' preference, it means that we can continue to play our home matches in London during our season away."

By FA Staff